I don't believe it

Alan Paterson

Message 28234 · 21 Nov 2001 09:12:00 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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RON TAYLOR wrote:
>
> I cannot think of anything more silly, physically demanding and boring
> than a programme of strathspeys; in a programme of 22 dances I would
> expect that no more than 4 dances would be strathspeys.As for 3 couple
> tournees and 3 couple set and rotate has the world gone completly mad -
> no wonder that scottish country dancing is getting so out of favour in
> some quarters. Dancing is supposed to be fun not an activity tiring out
> the brain!
>
> Ron
> 21Nov.2001

Calm down Ron,

First, this request for 5 favourite strathspeys was no more than that. I don't
think that the original poster was really planning on doing it - any more than
anyone plans on being stranded on a desert island with just 10 favourite CDs.

As to 3-couple Tournee, well - you might be right, but again, this was just a
little mental exercise among friends (the people on this list). 3 couple Set and
Rotate? Well, as initiator of that thread, I suggest that you try my dance - and
then tell me if it is too much for you. Perhaps you might like to give Barry
Skelton's "Band of Gold" a go while you're at it.

Alan (who really enjoys dancing good strathspeys and could happily leave out all
jigs)

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