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Dance Roxburgh Castle 5731

Also known as “Roxburgh Castle Reel” (unofficial).

Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

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Intensity
88 88 80 88 = 87% (1 turn), 60% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra Info
Roxburgh Castle

On a grassy knoll called the Marchmound, between the rivers Tweed and Teviot, not far from Kelso, are the meagre remains of Roxburgh Castle. Near the ancient castle thre was once an important town which, with Edinburgh, Stirling and Berwick, was one of the four Royal Burghs of the 13th century.

Roxburgh Castle was long a royal residence and Alexander III was born there in 1241. The castle changed hands many times during the wars for Scottish independence. In 1314, with the assailants disguised as black oxen, Sir James Douglas captured Roxburgh for Robert I. Twenty years later the castle was again under English control and it remained that way for well over a century.

In August of 1460 when Henry VI’s attention was distracted by the attempt of the House of York to take the throne from him, James II attacked the English holding Roxburgh Castle. During the bombardment and siege a cannon similar to “Mons Meg” at Edinburgh Castle exploded and the king was killed. A holly tree within the grounds of Floors Castle, the home of the Dukes of Roxburghe, marks the traditional spot where James died.

The tune “Roxburgh Castle, a Hornpipe” was written by Alexander Givan.

NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
Roxburgh Castle Alex Macarthur & His Scottish Dance Band The Biggar and Better Sound of Alex MacArthur MC 1 R32 40:00 0.0
Roxborough Castle Colin Finlayson and his Scottish Dance Band Eighteen of the Best CD 16 R32 84:32 34.0
Roxburgh Castle Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Book 6. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances LP+ 8 R32 84:43 35.4
Roxburgh Castle Jim Berry and his Scottish Dance Band Farewell to the Tay (CD: Early Days) CD+ 7 R32 84:33 34.1
Roxburgh Castle The Ron Gonnella Quartet The Lad o' Kyle LP 9 R32 84:31 33.9
Roxburgh Castle Bill Hendry The Scottish Sound of the Bill Hendry Band LP 10 R32 40:00 0.0
Roxburgh Castle Hawthorn Scottish Dance Band Scottish Gems LP 6 R320:00 0
Roxburgh Castle Sandy Nixon and his Scottish Dance Band Morino Magic CD 24 R32 42:19 34.8
Roxburgh Castle Jim Johnstone and his Band Heather Medley Scottish Country Dancing CD+ 8 R32 43:39 54.8
Reel 32 bar sequence Gordon McCullough and his Scottish Dance Band Scottish Dance Music LP+ 4 R32 80:00 0.0
Roxburgh Castle Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Book 6. Music for Twelve Traditional Dances CD 1 R32 84:43 35.4
Roxburgh Castle John Crawford with the Gleneden Scottish Band Early Days - John Crawford CD 11 R32 63:22 33.7
Roxburgh Castle Bill Hendry Dance Band The Scottish Sound of the Bill Hendry Dance Band CD 5 R32 42:21 35.2
Roxburgh Castle Reel Gordon McCullough and his Scottish Dance Band The Old Scottish Dance Bands Vol 1 CD 16 R32 84:51 36.4
Roxburgh Castle 2/4L · R32
1–
1W face down, 2W face across, 2M face up, 1M face across, all chase round the square to places
9–
1c+2c RHA, LHA
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Poussette.
Roxburgh Castle 2/4L · R32
1-8
1s+2s chase clockwise round square (1st & 2nd positions) to places.
9-16
1s+2s dance RH across & LH across back to places.
17-24
1s lead down the middle & back to top.
25-32
1s+2s dance Poussette.

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