.."Having said all this I am of the opinion that the Publications
should find out what members want, I can't see the dances from Book 42 =
ever being really popular and I would rather have received a Branch book
as a subscription copy - eg the book published recently by the Pretoria
Thanks Ron for finding our little publication interesting. It is nice
to know that it is "appreciated" outside Pretoria as well.
May I disagree with your view of book 42 though. We have not received
our copies of book 42 yet (thanks to our local Post Office and the
Customs Office) but we have danced a few of the dances, courtesy of the
51st club, who lent us a copy. The dances that were taught were enjoyed
by our members and two (or three) of them found their way onto the 51st
club's (and our own)Christmas dance program.
All of us probably have our own favourites amongst the RSCDS
publications. Mine is book 35 but I know of members in our club who
would disagree with me. What I basically want to say is that I think
"finding out what the members want" is not that easy.
It would be nice though if the RSCDS could market the non RSCDS
collections of say Drewry or Boyd as you suggested. We were taught some
of the dances from Boyd's "Lord of the Rings" publication this year and
they were wonderful - especially that utterly lovely Strathspey called