The Clachan - Jig or Strthspey?

Bruce Herbold

Message 51772 · 4 Apr 2008 21:51:36 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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well it's in keeping with the fact that Timour the Tartar is the name
tune for both the Dundee Whaler and The Buchan Eightsome. It doesn't
take much to move from one category to another, reels to strathspeys
is probably easiest but some people's playing of strathspeys with a
triplet feel rather than a dotted-sixteenth can start oozing right
into a slow jig. Don't see any reason that a jig tune without too many
notes (like Clachan) couldn't easily be warpped into a strathspey.

I myself am midway throgh writing a dance for the Ventures' tune Walk
Don't Run as an ECD dance in 3/4, called of course Waltz Don't Run.

Bruce

On 4/4/08, Peter Price <xxxxx.xxxxx1672@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I sent the following message to Alan Paterson and received this reply - Can
> anyone shed some light on this conundrum?
>
> Peter Price
> New Haven, CT
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alan Paterson <xxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
> Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 2:58 AM
> Subject: Re: Dance data query
> To: Peter Price <xxxxx.xxxxx1672@xxxxx.xxx>
>
>
> On 04/04/2008 02:30, Peter Price wrote:
>
> > Alan,
> >
> > In looking up information on Sue Petyt's Dance 'Corstorphine Road' the
> > data turned up a interesting paradox/discrepancy.
> > The dance is a strathspey.
> > Recommended tune is Corstorphine Road (Willie McRoberts)
> > Played by Kenny Thompson & his band on album/cd "We Twa".
> > Tunes listed are:
> > 1. Corstorphine Road (Willie Roberts)
> > 2. Lager Beer (James Oswald)
> > 3. The Clachan (Peter White)
> >
> > In looking up The Clachan I find it is listed in dancedata as a Jig (which
> > is what I thought). How did it end up part of a strathspey tune set or is it
> > another tune of the same name (different composer?).
> >
> >
> > Sincerely
> >
> > Peter Price
> >
> >
> Hi Peter.
>
> Interesting.
>
> My usual excuse comes to play here - I only input what I am told. However,
> It is usually a bit of guesswork when I come across a reference to a tune
> and I already have one of that name in the database. Is it the same one or
> not? The information on the We Twa album came from the horse's mouth (Sue)
> and the name of the composer was there.
>
> The Clachan I have down for 10 recordings. All but one Strathspeys. The one
> Jig is one by Peter White himself.
>
> However, it is down as lead tune for a whole bunch of Jigs (and one
> Strathspey).
>
> Want to try asking this on the List?
>
> Alan
>

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