Rest assured that you have it correct as "Canongate." Both the RSCDS
Pocket Book, Revised Edition 1960, and the RSCDS Book 9 with music give
this spelling, together with the other sources you cite (not to mention
the Edinburgh street name). I like to think of the cadgers among the
(church) canons, not military cannons!
Hope you enjoy this superb dance!
On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, Rebecca Sager wrote:
> Every reference I have, Napier, TACNotes, the most recent RSCDS Bulletin, > the Music Makars' "Jig for Joy" album, has the title spelled "Cadgers in > the Canongate". However, my RSCDS publication, which is the pocket book > I've had for at least 15 years, no date on it that I can see, has > "Cadgers in the Cannongate" for dance and tune. One "n" seems right to > me. Can I get a definitive ruling on this as it is on our Unicoi 2000 > program - we lucked out, I see, in having three of the RSCDS suggested > core dances for the year 2000 on the programs, Cadgers, De'il Amang the > Tailors and Gang the Same Gate, can't take any credit, sheer > happenstance. > > Becky > > Becky Sager > Marietta GA USA > > -- > Rebecca Sager <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >