Last night we went to the University Celtic Society Ball; not only was it
the usual feast of dancing, with a great band (Sandy Nixon) and the
fabulous Younger Hall floor, with a nice (not too big) gang of people, but
the programme was a mixture of familiar and new, with enough of the latter
to stretch the mind as well as the legs.
One query, which members of the list are invited to answer, about one dance
(new to me) which was great fun
All in the Mind, 8x32 bar strathspey, devised by John Drewry in June 1997:
I have what appears to be a copy of the original instructions, in which
bars 13-16 have 1W dancing 3 hands round with 2 and 3M, while 1M does the
same with 2 and 3 W; however the crib sheet circulated for the Ball has
this figure as right hands across (this is how we danced it, and it
certainly seemed to flow well).
Does anyone know which is correct? Or was the original changed? By whom?
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