Malcolm, I'd heard this about Miss M before. I never knew her but my
husband did and he sometimes recalls her being a real pedant, with somewhat
dogmatic ideas, rules etc.Miss Milligan was his examiner when he took his
cerificate, Mrs Gudyer his teacher, way back in the early 60s.
I too appreciate the Berkley Players by the way. We also have a couple of
those old discs that go round and round with a needle stuck in them.
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From: "mlamontbrown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:15 PM
Subject: RE: Essence of SCD (was changing tunes)............................
. > > Bobby Brown still hasn't forgiven Miss M when they met in Canada, for > being less than > enthusiastic (British understatement) about the fact that he played the > accordion. > > I don't think we have to worry too much about losing our "traditional" > sounds, as we > have recordings of what was used from the 50s onwards - I still tend to > use the > Berkley Players recording of "The Sailor" when I am selecting the music - > and while I > like the Society recording for "Reel of Mey", it is nowhere near the > challenge it > used to be when dancing it to Jimmy Shand. > > Malcolm > > Malcolm L Brown > York (UK) > > > >