on 7/3/02 9:02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Hi, > I have been asked by two classes if I can supply the instructions > for a dance new to me and, I suspect, only known to a few from the > Bristol area. The Earl and Countess of Wessex. I don't even know > whether it is a Jeel, Rig or S'pey. > Any help out there please? > Cheers, Ron :) >
The Earl and Countess of Wessex "was devised by Joan and Hugh Ferguson of
the Dalriada Scottish Dance Band to mark the occasion of the wedding of
Prince Edward to Miss Sophie Rees-Jones in Windsor Castle on 19th June
1999." The figures symbolize different aspects of the couple's meeting,
courtship, public duties, and the marriage.
It is a 40-bar reel for 3 couples in a 4-couple set. The instructions are
available on the sleeve notes of the Dalriada CD entitled "Reflections of
Dalriada", PFRD009 from Purplefolk Records.
It is a pleasant and straightfoward dance that I have enjoyed; I will send
the instructions privately to anyone who wants them (and have done so for