Strathspeys-almost

Colleen Putt

Message 5321 · 24 Oct 1996 23:04:18 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On October 24, Ben Stein wrote:
> Hasn't anyone noticed that in recent years John Drewry has started calling those
> "Strathspeys" danced to slow aires "Pastorals". I prefer the traditional strong
> Strathspeys myself but recognize the beauty of both-sort of like canned Peas,
> frozen Peas and fresh Peas-they are different creatures!

I compare strathspeys to peanut butter: some are "smooth" and others
are "crunchy". I prefer the "crunchy" ones when I'm introducing the
strathspey step to beginners, but I try to respect the deviser's
preference when choosing the music for a particular dance.

Cheers,
Colleen Putt
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