Strathspey Hallowe'en competition

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Message 18892 · 13 Oct 1999 21:06:23 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I actually got around the problem of having to use dances we didn't know
to stick to a theme by renaming existing dances, like
Ghostie's Jig
Well Done Jack o' Lantern
etc.

Anselm Lingnau wrote:
>
> Iain E G Richardson <xxxxxxxxxx@4x2x.xxx> writes:
>
> > Aurora will hold their Hallowe'en Dance on 30th October 1999
> > at Logie Durno Hall, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.
>
> Ghostie's Jig and Shiftin' Goblins, eh? You must have missed Ferla Mor
> (The Big Grey Man) and The Lady of the Lake (alias The Water Kelpie,
> which makes it a double-spooky dance).
>
> There are lots and lots of dances with `spooky' titles. In fact, the
> other day I picked up a book (_The Green Lady Book_) by the late Barry
> Priddey which is all fairies, ghouls, kelpies and such. Maybe we can
> make up a list similar to the Burns lists we've had in the past? Feel
> free to mail me the titles of your favourite Hallowe'en dances (with
> source references, please) and I'll post a summary to the list (or the
> Server).
>
> In fact, let's have a little competition to make this more of a
> challenge. Here are the rules:
>
> 1. Dance titles must have a connection to supernatural beings
> from some actual culture's myths, fairytales etc. (benign, evil or
> otherwise). Recently-invented fictional beings don't count, which
> rules out, e.g., the Lord of the Rings collection (sorry Iain).
> It is OK to have spooky-sounding titles that refer to actual
> people etc. as long as they connect or liken these to the beings
> mentioned above (e.g., if there was a dance called `The Skip-Change
> Wizard' dedicated to some particular dancer that would be acceptable).
> I get to decide which dances do count and which don't; feel free to
> explain in your list why any particular dance should be allowed in.
>
> 2. Unpublished dances and dances already cited in this posting or Iain's
> programme don't count. Please give publication references.
>
> 3. Lists to be sent to <xxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx>.
>
> 4. Competition closes at noon GMT on Friday, October 29th.
>
> 5. The person to come up with the greatest number of dances not also
> mentioned by any other competitor will receive a special (pleasant,
> I hope) surprise on November 1st.
>
> Have fun!
>
> Anselm
>
> --
> Anselm Lingnau <xxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx>

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