pipes for dancing

Susanne Petrov

Message 3508 · 31 Jan 1996 04:11:25 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Indeed, our Local Hero ensemble quite enjoys the challenges of setting SCD
music for flute, small pipes and highland pipes.

We had a wonderful moment last fall where a whole set of LADIES danced
figures of the Weaving Lilt to the refrain of Brochan Lom (sung) while
Robert McOwen danced the quick steps of Seann Truibhas (same tune-in
scottische time) while the highland pipes played Macrimmon's Lament (in 3/4
time!)

Mouth music (known also as 'diddling') is a very venerable way of making
music for the dance in many traditions. The interested listener could
check out Breton and Quebecois music in addition to the Irish and Scots
Gaelic traditions.

cheers, Susie

--
Susie Petrov "If you can talk, you can sing
If you can walk, you can dance"(African proverb)

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