Dance The Duchess Tree 1777

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1971)
Intensity
888 888 880 880 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Drewry writes" The Duchess Tree ...

Drewry writes" The Duchess Tree was a lime tree in the grounds of Gordon Castle at Fochabers. It spread to vast proportions and, when measured in 1911, had a girth of 17 feet 5 inches and a circumference of 144 yards. Sadly the tree is no more but was famous in its time and marked on ordnance survey maps. (I am indebted to Margaret Cooke of Forres for this information.)

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Duchess Tree Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 2 CD 6 S32 89:21 70.1 [S] The Duchess Tree/Sarona/Sandy Ower the Sea/The Cradle Song
The Duchess Tree Lothian Scottish Dance Band In Strict Tempo LP+ 5 S32 44:13 63.2 The Duchess Tree/Our Highland Queen/The Cradle Song
The Duchess Tree Drummond Cook and his Scottish Dance Band Tae Gar Ye Loup LP+ 4 S32 88:30 63.8 [S] The Duchess Tree/Kind Robin/Miss Laura Andrew/17th Century Air/MacGregor's Wail/Wae's me for Prince Charlie/Cluny Castle
The Duchess Tree Rob Gordon and his Band Caledonian Ball, The - Vol 1 LP 7 S32 80:00 0.0 The Duchess Tree/Rose of Allandale/The Music o' Spey/The Flower o' the Quern
The Duchess Tree Frank Reid and his Band Welcome to the London Highland Club LP 10 S32 88:07 60.9 The Duchess Tree/The Singing Bird/The Hiking Song/The Uist Tramping Song
The Duchess Tree The Scotsmen One More Couple Please LP 5 S32 80:00 0.0 The Duchess Tree/Deaconsbank/The Music o' Spey/Rose of Allandale
The Duchess Tree Hugh Ferguson and the Dalriada Scottish Dance Band Reflections of Dalriada CD 9 S32 88:22 62.8 [S] The Duchess Tree/Kind Robin/Castles in the Air/Glencoe/Les Trois Grande Luthiers/MacPherson's Lament/Kilkenny Castle
The Duchess Tree David South and his Scottish Dance Band To the Laird CD 14 S32 88:19 62.4 The Duchess Tree/Days That Are Gone/Captain R. G. Duke RN/Twine Weel the Plaiden
The Duchess Tree Rob Gordon and his Band Let's Go Scottish Country Dancing Vol 1 CD 10 S32 88:37 64.6 The Duchess Tree/Rose of Allandale/The Music o' Spey/The Flower o' the Quern
The Duchess Tree Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band Special Requests Volume 8 CD 4 S32 88:45 65.6 The Duchess Tree/The Love o' the Isles/Yasmin Sara/When the Swallows Have Gone
Duchess Tree The Glencraig Scottish Dance Band Ah 'm askin' - Scottish Country Dances CD 14 S32 88:09 61.1 The Duchess Tree/Down by the Sally Gardens/The Bressay Light/Les Trois Grande Luthiers/Miss Admiral Gordon/Ian S Robertson/Lament for the Death of the Rev. Archie Beaton/A Land for All Seasons

The Duchess Tree 3/4L · S32

1–
Mirror Reels3 on the sides (1c cast off, 2c cross up LH, 3c join NH facing down and cast up), all c touch hands when possible, at end 1c&3c dance to own place NHJ and turn inwards so 1c faces 3c NHJ (12x,3)
9–
All set | all circle6 L ; all M turn W on their right BH | continue circle6 (to 1,2x,3)
17–
1c+2c RHA ; 1c cast off one and lead up to 1pl while{4} 2c lead up, cross, cast off and meet P, ready for
25–
1c+2c Allemande (2,1,3).

The Duchess Tree 3/4L · S32

1-8
2s cross up & dance reels of 3 on opposite sides, 2s end in 2nd places opposite side as 1s & 3s end in middle 1s facing down & 3s up
9-16
All set, circle left for 2 bars, Men turn Lady on right 2H once round & continue circle to places
17-24
1s+2s dance RH across & end facing up, 1s cast 1 place & lead up while 2s lead up crossing & cast 1 place
25-32
1s+2s dance Allemande

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