>I wonder if anyone can help with the following problem? > >If you have any suggestions for dances to consider then please e-mail to: > >--
If you're looking for real set dances - as Tod Pierce put it dances that go
through one time, The McNab Leaflets are a great resource. Published in two
volumes by the RSCDS, the McNab Leaflets are filled with set dances.
Undoubtedly the best of the bunch is "Bonnie Anne", but there are other
dances with interesting moments, like "MacDonald of Sleat", or "Because
He Was a Bonnie Lad". Some of the dances are real duds, but even these can
be interesting if danced well - but that of course could be said of any
Scottish Country Dance. I don't know if it got around very far, but James
Lomath from California wrote a vey good performance dance, "The Bonnie Hoose
of Airlie", but it is on the difficult side, and for the final formation it's
very important that all the dancers are of similar height.
Aside from set dances, I've found square sets, danced just twice through, to
be very appealing to audiences. "Rothesay Rant" is a nice lively one no one's