Scottish Country Dance - and Song Strathspeys

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If you will be in the area of Boone, North Carolina, during the week
preceding the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, we cordially extend the following
invitation:

The Jink & Diddle Scottish Fiddlers
invite you to attend
THE FIRST ANNUAL LIGHTED HA' SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE
in
THE APPLE BARN, VALLE CRUCIS, NC
on
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2003 at 7:30 PM

Admission Free
(Dances will be briefed)

DAY DRESS

"Hale be your heart, hale be your fiddle; "Yestreen,
when to the trembling string
Lang may your elbuck jink an' diddle, …" The
dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', …"
Second Epistle to Davie Rabbie Burns
Mary Morison

Please contact Moira Turner, if you might plan to attend:
xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx; 804 778 4708 (eve & w/e);
804 647 2164 (cell), 804 217 8822 (day) or
828 963 4453 Mission House ext. after July 4th.
CHEAT SHEETS AND DIRECTIONS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

The fiddle orchestra is 40 strong and looking forward with great anticipation
both to playing for your evening's entertainment - and to joining you on the
dance floor.

"The Duchess Tree" WILL be on the programme and it WILL be danced to those
ubiquitous Song Strathspeys. The marriage of a Drewry dance to a Skinner tune
is Heaven on Earth in the humble opinion of this mere dancer - although for
twenty years I've been hearing similar sentiments to those attributed to Norman
Bett by Mr. Broadbridge:
>>"Oh, it's one of these new dances using song tunes, which are not really
>>Strathspeys at all - I hate having to play them."
In spite of this, I believe my ten-time US National Scottish Fiddling
Champion husband's renditions are to-die-for! But then, I may be prejudiced!!

However, you could come to the Apple Barn and evaluate for yourself :) The
ticket price, at least, should appeal to your Scottish heritage! We hope you
will join us, if you are (will be or could be!) in the area.

Moira Turner
The Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling
Valle Crucis, NC - USA

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