Demonstration combos

Steve Wyrick

Message 28159 · 18 Nov 2001 21:37:33 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:

> The Channel Coast Scottish Dancers in Ventura County, California, has had fun
> (and may I say success?) with the following:
>
> If you have a 32/32/32 quicktime/strathspey/quicktime medley, rather than
> three different 32s, use a 48-bar quicktime dance done twice. The last 16
> bars of the first revolution and the first 16 of the second revolution are
> done strathspey time.

I may be biased because as a fiddler strathspeys are my favorite to play,
but I think you shortchange your audiences if you don't let them HEAR a
strathspey as well as see it; the strathspey is the only tune form we dance
to that is uniquely Scottish and one which I find a lot of people (out here
in California, anyway) are unfamiliar with, and it deserves to be included
in performances! -Steve
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Steve Wyrick <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx> -- Concord, CA

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