Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel (not jig) Urgent help

Rod Downey

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The Auld Grey Cat would be an excellent choice
or even Corn Rigs or Dumbarton Drums

On Mon, 17 May 2010, Bruce Herbold wrote:

> Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 13:29:57 -0700
> From: Bruce Herbold <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
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> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Subject: Re: Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel (not jig) Urgent help
>
> wel, dancedata lists an RSCDS recording using The Stornoway Sailor and
> Old Grey Cat
>
> and Originally Ours just says 'any good reel;'
>
> okay, now back to the work they pay me for,
>
> Bruce Herbold
> San Francisco
>
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Rod Downey <Xxx.Xxxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx.xx> wrote:
>> I thought they were after Lady Catherine Bruce's reel.
>>
>>
>> Lady C Bruce's reel is out of the miscellanies and is a reel
>> which from memory is original or ``any good reel''. Actually in the
>> miscellanies
>> most dances would be
>> like this and in the old edition I don't recall an own tune.
>>
>> The dance is a jumble of formations with a promenade for 3C
>> followed by an allemande for 2C as the progression.
>> Maybe there's a circle in there also to begin
>> and a figure of 8. Its a beginners or advanced technique dance.
>>
>> If this is the one they want any good reel with strong phrasing
>> played ABAB would be my guess. I'd pick something like
>> ``The Black Dance'' or Captain McBean's Reel or the like.
>>
>> rod
>>
>>
>> On Mon, 17 May 2010, Roderick Johnston wrote:
>>
>>> Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 18:51:40 +0000 (GMT)
>>> From: Roderick Johnston <xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>>> Reply-To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>>> To: SCD news and discussion <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>>> Subject: Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel  (not jig)  Urgent help
>>>
>>> I have been asked to play the above REEL for a class on Wednesday night.
>>> I can find no reference to a reel of that name only a jig.  The dance tutor
>>> says there is a reel of that name as well as the jig.   Does anyone know
>>> what the set tune should be.
>>
>> Rod,
>> Fort William
>>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Bruce Herbold
>

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