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We are a group of enthusiastic dancers who, since 2018, meet every Tuesday
at Ashill Village Hall (TA19 9NE) near Ilminster between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
For more information please contact Anita Wilson (01460 929 383)

Weekly Update
24 May 2023

We started the evening with a two couple warm up dance before practicing quick time Pousettes ready to dance Flowers Of Edinburgh. We then walked and danced Cross over reels before dancing Maxwell’s Rant. We also had a quick review of the two couple allemande and danced Fair Enough and completed the evening with St Andrew’s Fair and The Highland Rambler.

Next week we will repeat Maxwell’s Rant , practice the two couple knot, dance Miss Gibson’s Strathspey, Lady Catherine Bruce’s reel and A Jig For Denise and others depending on time.
See you all next week 30th May 7.30

Anita Wilson was invited to speak about Scottish Country Dancing on BBC Radio Somerset a couple of weeks ago. She spoke about the pleasure of Scottish Country Dancing and and advertised dancing at the Ashill Group and other groups in Somerset. We are unable to post the audio file on the website but if you would like to listen to the interview please email

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Here are a few photos from April’s 40th anniversary dance at St Michael’s Scottish Country Dancing Club in West Camel. A great time was had by all.

We are holding a Summer Tea Dance at Horton Village Hall (TA19 9QR), please see the flyer for more details. Please note that this event is at Horton Village Hall not Ashill.

(Click on underlined dances to see video)

EH3 7AF (J8x32)
Catch the Wind (R8x32)
Miss Gibson’s Strathspey (S8x32)
Fair Enough (J4x32)
The Old Man Of Storr (R8x32)
MacDonald of the Isles (S3x32)
The Sailor (R8x32)
Maxwell’s Rant (R8x32)
Red Kites over the Black Isle (S4x32)
Ladies’Fancy (J8x32)
The Young Accordion Man (R8x32)
The Wind on Loch Fyne (S3x32)
The Highland Rambler (R8x40)

Horton Village Hall
TA19 9QR
1400 – 1700

We are holding an afternoon dance to celebrate 100 years since the formation of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society. Music will be provided by The Dewhurst Band. All dances will be walked beforehand. The programme is as shown.
Please bring a plate of food to share.A piece of celebration cake and a glass of sparkling wine are included in the ticket price of £12.
Places are limited to 50 dancers, please order tickets in advance via:
Anita Wilson – tel: 01460 929383
or Maggie Westley – 07956 937157
or 01935 427341

(Click on underlined dances to see video)

Good Hearted Glasgow (J8x32)
Flowers of Edinburgh (R8x32)
Miss Gibson’s Strathspey (S8x32)
St Andrew’s Fair (J8x32)
12 Coates Crescent (S4x32)
Mrs Stewart’s Jig (J8x32)
The Reel of the 51st (R8x32)
EH3 7AF (J8x32)
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R5x32)
Miss Milligan’s Strathspey (S8x32)
Miss Hadden’s Reel (J8x32)
Autumn in Appin (S4x32)
The Duke of Atholl’s Reel (J8x32)
Mairi’s Wedding (R8x40)

Links to other sites and groups

Somerset Scottish Country Dancers is a facebook group where useful information and notices are posted by Anita.

St Michael’s Scottish Country Dance Club are a group who meet every Thursday evening at West Camel Village Hall.

Chardstock Scottish Country Dancing Club meet at Chardstock Community Hall, EX13 7BH, on Monday evenings during the season from September to May.