Here are the resources associated with new dances that the Ian and/or the band have been associated with.

Golden Hill Fort: (3×32 bar Strathspey)

Judy Valvona. For 3 couples in a hexagonal shape (triangular set) numbered clockwise around the set.

1– 8

All three couples dance Grand chain back to place and finish facing partner.
9–16All three couples set and turn partner right hand, then set and turn corner left hand, finishing in original places with ladies facing out.
17-24All three couples Schiehallion Reels  finishing two places anticlockwise round the set, finish with ladies facing out.
25-36Mens chain for 3 couples: While the ladies dance into their partner’s position the men give left hands across and travel two places anticlockwise. Each man turns the “new” partner in that position, right hand, as in men’s chain. Repeat the same pattern twice more to return to original partner in the progressed place.
37-40The third couple in top place, with nearer hands joined, dance into centre, part and dance the lady between the second couple and the man between the first couple and back to place.

Devised by Judy Valvona on the occasion of the Isle of Wight Caledonian Society’s Platinum Anniversary, 2022

Golden Hill Fort 3 x 40 Strathspey Played by Ian R Muir

Golden Hill Fort 3 x 40 Strathspey: Vectis 70 (Ian R Muir), The Herra Boys (Pat Shuldham-Shaw), The Drampire (Freeland Barbour)

Teaching Tracks: (Introduction)

Bars 1 – 32 (intro)

Teaching Tracks (‘Ready And’)

Bars 1 – 32 (‘Ready and…’)
The Entrance to Golden Hill Fort today.

Golden Hill Fort Country Park 2023

Looking at the front of the fort . The Courtyard with its fountain is through the arch in the centre.
Looking through the entrance gate and arch into the courtyard. Fountain is in the central courtyard just visible through the gate.
The East side – entrance gate is visible on the right-hand side of this picture.

Golden Hill Fort Willow Sculpture.

More information about Golden Hill Fort (Wickipedia)

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