Homecoming Scotland (was RE: Suggestion for a NEW DANCE: was RE: Magazine cover picture)

Jim Healy

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Greetings!

Re Bob McArthur's comments. We are in contact with the Homecoming Scotland people and discussing various opportunities for cooperation.

Jim Healy

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Andrew Smith mentioned the 'Four Dances 2008' booklet which was delivered with the RSCDS magazine. On reading this booklet I noted that it was put together at the invitation of VisitScotland to provide a new dance for the opening of the annual Festival Interceltique at Lorient in France where Scotland was to be the featured nation. Perhaps Membership Services could instigate the same for 'HomecomingScotland 2009' which is the 250th celebration of the birth of Robert Burns. It would be nice if there was a new celebration dance which could be used worldwide at all the Burns Suppers in 2009 where SCD forms part of the evening. For those not aware of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 events I have included our Scosha website below where a link to the official 'Homecoming' site can be found. http://wessex-scd.org.uk/SCOSHA (click on blue Homecoming Scotland panel) Bob McArthurScosha, Bournemouth > From: xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 07:50:07 +0100> Subject: Re: Magazine cover picture> > Fiona Kopeny wrote:> >I must admit to being very intrigued. My membership has lapsed since I > >moved quite a distance away.> > Fiona,> You are obviously interested enough to still be a Strathspey member, so > would you consider joining the Society again and being a member of the > International Branch? In this way you would still get the magazine etc.> [I do not think that anyone has mentioned the 4 dance booklet included with > this issue.]> Contact Pia Walker for further information.> Andrew Smith,> Bristol, UK.> > ----- Original Message ----- > From: 'Fiona Kopeny' <xxxxx7@xxxxx.xxx>> To: 'SCD news and discussion' <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:44 PM> Subject: Re: Magazine cover picture> > > >I must admit to being very intrigued. My membership has lapsed since I> > moved quite a distance away. Can someone post the front picture somehow?> >> > Fiona> >> > On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Harry W <xxxxx@xx.xxxxxx.xxx> wrote:> >> >> Amid all the discussion, I do not think anyone has mentioned the names of> >> the two dancers. Could not find that in the magazine, where it should > >> have> >> been.> >>> >> Harry Ways> >> Potomac, MD> >>> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: 'Jim Healy' <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx>> >> To: 'SCD news and discussion' <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>> >> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:13 AM> >> Subject: RE: Magazine cover picture> >>> >>> >> Greetings!> >>> >> Katharine Hoskyn comments:> >>> >> > - in a mighty wide hall!> >> >> >> With about 80 sets on the floor, it does need a fairly large hall <grin>> >>> >> As for Ron's enigma - apart from the right hands being a little higher> >> than I would prefer as a teacher, I am obviously missing something.> >> The one thing it is not is a reversed negative (what's a negative?)> >>> >> Jim Healy> >>> >>> >>> >> From: xxx.xxx@xxxx.xx.xx> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> Date: Wed, 9 Apr> >> > 2008 22:30:21 +1200> Subject: RE: Magazine cover picture> > Well I > >> > think> >> > that I came up with a pretty imaginative answer. Edward De> Bono would > >> > be> >> > proud of my lateral thinking - but it wasn't lateral enough to> think > >> > of the> >> > photo being taken sideways - in a mighty wide hall! Jim's> explanation > >> > does> >> > make sense.> > But I won't comment about the covering of sets across > >> > the> >> > hall as it was a> social occasion and people were obviously having > >> > fun.> >> >> > Katharine Hoskyn> Franklin District, New Zealand> (The land with speedy > >> > mail> >> > link with Scotland)> > -----Original Message-----> From:> >> > strathspey-bounces-kat.hos=xxxx.xx.xx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> [mailto:> >> > strathspey-bounces-kat.hos=xxxx.xx.xx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx] On Behalf Of> Jim> >> > Healy> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:44 PM> To: SCD news and > >> > discussion>> >> > Subject: RE: Magazine cover picture> > Greetings!> > The camera never > >> > lies> >> > but the man in the darkroom can confuse the issue.> > Having looked at > >> > the> >> > original photograph from which the cover was cropped,> it is bar 2 of > >> > the> >> > promenade and is taken through 1st man's place - the band> was > >> > therefore on> >> > the left of the dancers as shown and the line of the sets> is from left > >> > to> >> > right. The picture is from the AGM Ball on 2 November 2007> and the > >> > dance> >> > was EH3 7AF.> > Jim Healy> Perth, Scotland> > > > > From:> >> > xxx.xxx@xxxx.xx.xx> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> Date: Wed, 9 Apr>> >> > 2008 18:02:41 +1200> Subject: RE: Magazine> > Hi> > My husband and I > >> > also>> >> > agree that the photo of the dancers on the front of> the mag is > >> > wonderful.>> >> > They look absolutely wonderful.> > The rest of the room seems an>> >> > 'interesting' arrangement of people - all over> the place and facing>> >> > different directions with some semblances of lines but> not entirely > >> > clear.>> >> > The men in the background seem to have their partner on> their left - > >> > or>> >> > still be taking promenade hold. They certainly don't have> their > >> > partner on>> >> > their right.> > We wondered what they were dancing. There seem to be > >> > some>> >> > musicians at the> other end of the room - possibly with faint> >> > representation> of music stands> and fiddle sticks. But without a > >> > magnifying> >> > glass can't> really tell. If so> why are many of the dancers facing > >> > down in> >> > promenade> hold? > > I wondered if they were dancing the Dunedin > >> > Festival> >> > dance and> some had just> left the 6 hands across, whilst others were > >> > still> >> > there.> >> The acknowledgement for the photo is RSCDS conference - > >> > photo by> >> > Fraser>> Band, who has a very good website.> > My husband is > >> > left-handed. He> >> > couldn't> see the relevance of being> left-handed to the question.> > > >> > We> >> > give up.> What's the answer? Ron> > > Katharine Hoskyn> Following> >> > consultation with > => >> >> >>> >>> >> >> > -- > > _________________________________________________________________> > Fiona Kopeny, Import Facilitator> > Seybold International Corp.> >> > 'There are three kinds of people in the world,> > those who can count and those who can't.'> >> > View Alexander's website --> http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/a/alexj> > View Robyn's website --> http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/r/robynk> > > >

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