6-bar reels

Richard Goss

Message 39430 · 1 Oct 2004 20:53:09 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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My drummed out was in response to a previous post about dance inventors be out of a job. The context, is that if this "Goat" dance is typical, which in Goldering´s it certainly is not than we, as the Society, should be avoid encouraging such dances as not in our best interests. I never meant to imply that we should ban the author, just not put our "imprimatur" and "nihil obstat" on the products that do not fit where we would like our tradition to go.
 
There are two ways in which the tradition grows, by Society encouragement, and popular demand. For example, there was a time when Drewry dances were banned at St Andrews, fortunately, his dances were good, and within the limits of tradition, and strangers at St Andrews, danced at town dances in St Andrews, Dundee, Perth, Carnoustie, Lethan, Edinburgh, etc., picked them up and spread the word. Eventually the Society played catchup. This is not to say that I would endorse all of JD´s dances. As far as I know, none of the Foss dances have ever made the approved list, but this does not stop us from dancing them, and the influence of his dances has inspired other authors.

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