Dance Traquair House 8110

See also: Traquair House (4/4L, Houston: Highlander Coll 1)

Reel · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Ben Stein
Intensity
800 844 844 888 888 = 73% (1 turn), 55% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Extra info
Via e-mail, From: Benjamin Stein ...

Via e-mail, From: Benjamin Stein, Burlington, Vermont USA, Dancers@Compuserve.Com, on 13 Oct 1997: This dance, though modern in form, uses all traditional figures, reflecting the long tradition of Traquair House, located in the Borders between Innerleithen and Peebles. It is the legendary home of the Stewarts of Traquair, contains the oldest house in continuous habitation in Scotland and was visited several times by Mary Queen of Scots, an ardent dancer.

Traquair House 3/4L · R40

1–
1c 1½ RH turn ; cast to 2pl (2c up), turn LH to face 1cnrs
9–
½Reel4 with 1cnrs, pass Lsh, ½Reel4 with 2cnrs, ending facing 1cnrs (in 3cnr position)
17–
1c set to and turn 1cnr (persons) ; set to and turn 2cnr (persons), finish facing 1cnr (persons)
25–
Reels3{6} on the sides, Lsh to 1cnrs | 1c cross RH to (3x,1x,2x) opposite side
33–
3c+1c+2c ½ circle6 left ; all turn P RH

Traquair House 3/4L · R40

1-8
1s turn RH 1.1/2 times, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh & dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 2nd corners end facing 3rd corners (1st corner person)
17-24
1s set & turn 3rd corners, set & turn 4th corners & end facing 3rd corners
25-32
1s dance reel of 3 on sides giving LSh to 3rd corners & cross to 2nd place opposite sides
33-40
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round 1/2 way to left & turn partners RH
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Murrough Landon
Added on: July 8, 2020, 10:23 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

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