I think that The Robertson Rant was well overdue to go into a period of rest
- it has been on almost every programme for the last sixty years! The only
dance that has been as popular that I can think of is Montgomeries' Rant,
and it too has gone into retirement for a while, at least round here.
(Perthshire and Fife)
I dare say they will come back in due course, as they are both well
constructed dances, with some splendid recordings available.
Campbell Tyler, Cape Town, replies:
According to my database, which has just reached 500 programmes and so needs
to be published again, Perthshire and Fife are out of kilter with the rest
of the SCD community. Montgomeries Rant is still the 3rd most popular
(oops, sorry, "frequent") dance of the 1 086 featuring on those programmes
from around the world. Even Robertson Rant is 39th, and the 10th most