Quicktime Eightsome (was Tempo)

Jim & Marilyn Healy

Message 4810 · 11 Sep 1996 12:18:17 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Peter Hastings wrote:

> I can not confirm that the recordings are full length but since
> the really quick ones are live and the dancers applauded at the
> end, I guess they must be. It's not recording speed being wrong,
> either, because the pitch is right. To give some idea, how
> about The Eightsome Reel in 3 minutes, 51 seconds ?

That sounds as though it might be like the recording we used at
school (lo, these many moons ago) for a "half" eightsome:
Chorus; 4 times verse; Chorus.
Usually danced as lady and opposite man doing Tulloch turns in
the middle while the others danced six hands round and then set
and turn partners into reels of four across. A lot of fun and much
less tiring (note, not tiresome) than the "full" eightsome.

I've mentioned this to a few people over the years but it never
seems to strike a chord. Was this just something our teacher
dreamt up to fit a recording or has anybody else come across it?

Jim Healy
Perth, Scotland

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