Reading Anselm's words makes me want to say "yes, the Scots can be a
pain in the neck sometimes" (at a ceilidh, I mean!)
The most difficult ceilidh I had to call for locally was when the
Scots that knew DWS, GG, StW etc (45% of the guests) just refused to
have any talk or walk throughs of the dances for the uninitiated,
even less well-known (or even totally unknown) dances I tried to
spring on them. It was of course complete chaos, the Scots muddling
thnrough from memory and the rest completely lost. Funny thing was
that they mostly looked quite happy with this sorry state of affairs,
thanks, perhaps to the chef serving haggis and French wine before I
took to the floor.
Le 16 sept. 07 à 21h44, Anselm Lingnau a écrit :
> - At a ceilidh, if there are people from Scotland among the > guests (...), they are usually keen on doing the very > well-known ceilidh dances -- but give them anything even > slightly off the > beaten track and people will groan.