"Popular Dances" [Spelling of Deil]

Alasdair Graham

Message 52277 · 30 Apr 2008 08:23:23 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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OK Campbell here is the first challenge.

Why the change of spelling for "Deil Amang the Tailors"?

There is no apostrophe in the spelling of the dance described in Book 14.
Could you be adding two different dances with similar names here?

Alasdair Graham
Dumbarton, Scotland.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Campbell Tyler" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xx.xx>

>I have now received enough dance programmes (apologies to our American
> brethren for spelling) (87) for me to have a dance that has appeared 20
> times, so it is time for me to publish the list again.
>
> The last time I called the list "Popular Dances" but there were various
> responses that challenged the title. So this time I will call it "The
> list
> of dances that have appeared most often in programmes that have been
> submitted to Campbell Tyler in response to his request that such be
> submitted, rather than any he might have been able to find if he had but
> trawled the internet or Strathspey Server itself". I trust this will
> receive fewer challenges, though I am sure someone will find just cause or
> impediment.
>
> 1 De'il Amang The Tailors - 20
> Regards
>
> Campbell Tyler
> Cape Town

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