It warms my heart to hear of my old regiment...as I was piper with the
CHofO during the 70s. For a while, I did teach some of the soldiers some
Highland Dancing, but it didn't work quite well...the boots, I guess...
On Thu, 10 Sep 1998, Chris Collin wrote:
> Eric T. Ferguson wrote: > > > ==================== CONTRIBUTION by JOHN STURROCK ====================== > > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > I noted the Jakarta mail on _Strathspey_ with a good deal of interest, and > > would like to help you with more information regarding variations in the > > performance of The Reel of the 51st Division. ...... but maybe "Military > > Setting" - the setting step used by the Scottish Regiments - is beyond the > > powers of description of the most gifted Boswell. Its something you HAVE > > to see. I have never seen any written description of it which could be > > passed on, nor have I ever seen it taught. It is something that is handed > > down by word of mouth/imitation. > > A few years ago, a local museum put on a Scottish Day. Amongst other > events was a demonstration by some officers of the Cameron Highlanders, > an Ottawa Militia regiment. Their team consisted of 7 men and 1 woman, > in uniform, complete with kilts and the usual issue drill boots. They > did not do Reel of the 51st (as I recall), but there were a lot of > "military" steps, caused by wearing the boots! They were very > enthusiastic, if in a style that RSCDS purists would shudder at. I've > always thought that fun was the most important part of the dance > anyway. > > Chris Collin, Gloucester, Ontario, Canada > > > -- > Chris Collin <email@example.com> > >