Wind on Loch Fyne

Anselm Lingnau

Message 21690 · 27 Jun 2000 19:31:30 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Lara D. Friedman~Shedlov <xxxxxx@xxxxxx.xx.xxxxx.xxx> writes:

> * In order to get all the way around back to the correct places by the end
> of bar 32, we find it helps if we continue to move clockwise around the
> circle a little bit as we do this turn. This is not stated in the
> original dance instructions, but I remember being taught that way when I
> learned the dance in Edinburgh.

I also learned this dance from a noted Edinburgh-based teacher, and the
moving-while-turning bit featured prominently in the explanation.

As a matter of interest, when the dance was first introduced in Germany
(years ago), there was apparently a slight mix-up with the instructions.
The popular German version of bars 25-32 went along the lines of

25-26 All set taking hands with partner
27-28 All circle one place to the left
29-30 All turn partner with both hands (no extra moving on here)
31-32 All circle another place to the left

Of course this changes the progression such that after the first turn
the original 3rd couple is in 1st place; somehow this never seemed to
bother anyone until the aforementioned teacher put us right, and by now
(several years later) the official version seems to have caught on.

Also, it's supposed to be *The* Wind on Loch Fyne. I seem to remember
that the late John Bowie Dickson, who devised the dance, was quite
particular about this.

Anselm
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