Bagpipe music for Scottish Country dances

Jack Pollock

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Would someone care to comment on phrasing the bows & curtsies in a four bar
intro?
This seems to be a problem for most dancers, especially with pipes.
Jack Pollock
Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
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From: Susi Mayr <xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx.xx>
To: xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx
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Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: Bagpipe music for Scottish Country dances

>It's the same on the Nancy Dickson/Bill Clement recording - the piano
>joins in on bar 5.
>
>Susi
>
>> What usually happens is the pipes play an intro consisting of the
>> final 4 bars of the first reel. That's what the Royal Scots do on
>> the old RSCDS disc containing the Reel of the Royal Scots [the one
>> that came with a corrected version on a little 7" disc]. Notice
>> that the 1st 4 bars on that recording are without drums. The
>> dancing should begin right along with the drums in bar 5.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> -John-
>>
>> --
>> John Cahill <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>
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