> 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
Steve Wyrick <email@example.com> -- Concord, CA