Maybe it's because I'm a biologist, but I love the diversity fo dances, as long as they feel good -- and Cadgers as we do it (which certanly wasn't how they did it in olden times, or how we'd publish it today) is great fun and very social. In earlier talks about reels, Sylvia Miskoe talked about the delights of reels where 1s go flying into the reel entry -- possibly one of the reasons that cross over reels for the 1s are in lots of popular dances but Last of the Lairds is seldom done. Cadgers and Red House take that one more step by having one of the 1s fly while still be dancing with their partner. Maybe there is a 'best' way to do reels, but odd variants add flavor and diversity to what might end up being an indistiguishable soup of dances. So Gie Us TullochGorum, and Cadgers, and West's, and Gates -- hell I'll even take Braes of Atholl if we can do it Sylvia's way.
Now about Johnny Groat's House...
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