Glasgow Highlanders

Andrew Buxton

Message 28635 · 5 Dec 2001 11:58:28 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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I think it would be much better as a longways set. It's the awkward getting
into place at the beginning and end(s) that puts me off the dance.

Andrew Buxton
Brighton

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anselm Lingnau [SMTP:xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx]
> Sent: 05 December 2001 10:12
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Subject: Re: Glasgow Highlanders
>
> Angus Henry <xxxxxx@xxxx4.xxx.xx> writes:
>
> > Does anybody know why the irregular progression in this dance (which
> > incidentally I enjoy dancing), or how it was decided?
>
> I wouldn't know for sure, but I think this is one of those dances that
> used to be done in a longways set `for as many as will'. (At any rate it
> works rather well that way, and we do it like that frequently
> hereabouts.) This means that the irritating discontinuity only took
> place at the very ends of the line, and people could just discreetly
> `fudge it' without generating undue attention to themselves. I agree
> with Ian's comment that the standing couples are probably supposed to
> loiter around on their own side of the dance.
>
>

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