Dance Drumtochty Glen 1768

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

Devised by
Margaret Anderson
888 888 844 888 = 91% (1 turn), 68% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Extra info
From the publication (courtesy this ...

From the publication (courtesy this issue):

"The dance was arranged for the Strathspey [sic] music composed by Nan Main for Miss Anderson. Miss Anderson's home was in the Glen of Drumtochty, which lies between Auchinblae and Cairn o'Mount. There are two Glens [sic], Drumtochty becoming Glen Sough as it nears the Cairn o'Mount; the hill opposite Miss Anderson's home is called Finella (the alternative tune, also composed by Nan Main)."

Additional information from Robb Quint:

"Drumtochty Glen itself is a small coastal valley about a dozen miles from the North Sea in the part of southern Aberdeenshire that once was the now erstwhile Kincardineshire, running upward and westward from the little village of Auchenblae. To its north is the 1,524-foot Goyle Hill and to its south the 1,358-foot Finella Hill, alongside the northeast slope of which the annual (typically fourth Saturday in June) Drumtochty Highland Games is held.

At the head of the glen is Drumtochty Castle, an 1812 neo-gothic castellated mansion. During World War II this house was purchased by the Norwegian Government in Exile and used as a school for Norwegian refugee children. Between 1947 and 1971 it was a boys' preparatory school. Today it is privately owned and run as a small (and very luxurious) hotel and event center, particularly for "fairy-tale" weddings, not only for the setting and appearance of the "castle," but all the more so because of the nearby "fairy-tale" Saint Palladius (Episcopal) Church,which is often used for the wedding ceremony in conjunction with the receptions and accommodations at the mansion. Through the short glen (only about two miles from its head at the castle down to its foot at Auchenblae) runs the Luther Water, a left tributary of the North Esk. To the north of the glen is the mostly coniferous Drumtochty Forest."

Drumtochty Glen 3/4L · S32

1c+2c+3c promenade, 1c cross and cast to finish (2,1x,3)
All set , but on second step [10] 1c turn R into lines across | repeat, 1c turning to own sideline ; repeat, into the other line across | repeat, 1c finish facing 1cnr
1c+1cnrs ½Reel4 and pass Lsh ; ½Reel4 with 2cnrs (to 3x,1x,2x)
All circle6 L to own side ; 2c+1c+3c turn RH

Drumtochty Glen 3/4L · S32

1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s crossing RH & cast to 2nd place opposite side while 2s dance up to top
9-10 1s+2s+3s set, 1s petronella turn to right on 2nd setting step into lines across
11-16 1s repeat, setting across & on side lines to end facing 1st corners. 2s & 3s continue setting throughout
1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corner, pass LSh & dance 1/2 reel with 2nd corner. 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides (3) (1) (2)
3s+1s+2s circle 6H 1/2 round to left; all turn partners RH back to place. 2 1 3

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Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: Feb. 11, 2020, 5:08 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality


Murrough Landon
Added on: Oct. 18, 2020, 10:28 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
20 01 18 Bournemouth 2020-01-18 Chris & Lee Pratt Dec. 8, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
RSCDS Leaflet Dances 1st 11 dances Jane Rose March 6, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Berkhamsted Strathspey & Reel Club 56th Highland Ball - 2008 2008-02-09 Andy Peterson Dec. 31, 2020, 4:06 a.m.
CGB Course AGM Oberlethe 2018: Paul Plummer 2018-09-02 Verena Ebling Sept. 4, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
VISCDS Harvest Social 2021 2021-10-16 Gordon Robinson Aug. 18, 2021, 11:52 p.m.
181103 RSCDS AGM - Saturday Ball 2018-11-03 Martina Mueller-Franz May 24, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
CGB Weekend Oberlethe: Advanced Class 2018-09-01 Anselm Lingnau Sept. 4, 2018, 12:19 a.m.
18 11 03 RSCDS AGM Perth Saturday 2018-11-03 Chris & Lee Pratt May 27, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
First 11 Leaflet Dances Sue Ronald Feb. 28, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Newcastle 2020 (contest) 2020-02-08 Nicolas Bazille Nov. 27, 2019, 9:27 p.m.
Cambridge Advanced Class - Dances Taught 2018-2019 Jamie McDougall Sept. 28, 2018, 1:12 a.m.

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