Dance Castle Wynd 1075

Strathspey · 32 bars · 2 couples (1x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
Bob Grant (1984)
88/88/88/88 = 100% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
In Strathspey message 67265 of ...

In Strathspey message 67265 of Wed, 25 Mar 2015, Alasdair Graham wrote:

I have recently acquired two Edinburgh Branch publications which both contain a Strathspey - Castle Wynd - by Bob Grant - listed in the Strathspey Database as a 2/4L shape.

The first publication is the Diamond Jubilee Dances 1984 book which lists this dance as two couples dancing in a four couple set. This printing says "When all four couples are dancing the middle couples should dance round each other during the allemandes."

The second publication is Five Anniversary Dances in 1999 (75th). The same dance is printed here and it states the dance is a Strathspey for three couples. This printing says "When all are dancing couples should dance round the couple they face (even in the next set) at the start of the allemande."

The same music is printed in both publications.

Does anyone know if the dance was changed from a four couple set to a three couple set or if it is an error in the second printing?

Alasdair Graham Dumbarton, Scotland

Castle Wynd 2/4L · S32

On 2nd chord 1c change sides (1x,2).

1M+2M turn RH ¾ to P's place and face out while{2} 1W casts down, 2W up | 1c (on M side) + 2c (W side) turn P LH {4} | 1W+2W turn RH while{2} 1M cast down and 2M up to (2x,1)
2c+1c ½ R&L (to 1x,2) ; 1c+2c turn P RH 1½ to finish RHJ, 1c facing up, 2c down
1c+2c singly dance Allemande for {6} to (2x,1) retaining RHJ | 1c+2c ¾ RHA, both W pivot inwards
2M+1W (start up) & 1M+2W (start down) singly dance Allemande for {6}, retaining RHJ | All ¼ RHA, W turning inwards, to (2,1x)

Couples reaching top or bottom change sides while waiting.
When all 4 couples are dancing, the middle allemandes interlink


Murrough Landon
Added on: Jan. 15, 2021, 9:12 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality


Murrough Landon
Added on: Jan. 14, 2021, 9:50 p.m.
Quality: Good

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