> J.B.Milne owned a bunch of cinemas in Dundee and the dance was written > either for him or in his memory. The looping figures are supposed to > represent the track of the reels of film through the projector. > > There you go. 2 sentences. The first one is fact, the second hearsay.
I was then asked [privately] if I knew for a fact that the dance was
written for JighBee (as Jim tells us it's pronounced) rather than for the
tune by Angus Fitchet. Since the tune coming first didn't occur to me, I
assumed the dance had been written for JighBee; given that there is a tune,
it may have come first and been written for him, and the dance may have
been written to go with the tune. Or it may have been the other way round.
However there are explanations for how the figures of the dance were
devised to fit the theme; even if these are fictional, the audience won't
know any better and either will sound good.