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Steve Wyrick

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Maybe they just didn't like it! In my opinion Bonnie Lass sounds dirge-like
when played at RSCDS tempo (Skinner himself played it much quicker) and I'd
much rather play a true strathspey given the opportunity. -Steve

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 6:36 AM, Becky Sager <xxxxxx3@xxxx.xxx> wrote:

> Surely The Bonnie Lass of Bon Accord is not an obscure tune? I'd assume it
> would be in the repertoire of anyone playing for SCD, but I could be wrong.
> It disappointed me last year in Florida when we had to dance Montgomeries'
> Rant and Bratach Bana to generic reel sets. That was with a Scottish
> musician, admittedly more of a ceilidh player but one who had played for SCD
> a lot.
>
>
> Becky Sager
> Marietta GA USA
> "Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about
> learning how to dance in the rain." Marcy Shirley
>
>
>
> From: Roderick Johnston <xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> Subject: Re: Need help with
> Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 06:25:09 -0700 (PDT)
>
> As a musician, I'm sorry but I'm getting on my High Horse again.
>
> I'm not saying that this is the case in this instance but, as a musician,
> it is very
> difficult sometimes to put together sets of tunes for dances if
> insufficient time is
> given, especially if you want the original tune. The night before or
> even a couple of
> nights before is not enough time to put together a dance set, let alone
> several and then
> practice so that they are good enough for a performance. Unless perhaps if
> you are
> retired or a professional musician. Not all of us are George Meikles' ,
> Muriel
> Johnstons and the like who have years of experience and have 100s of sets
> prepared
> and practiced. As you may gather this is a gripe of mine.
>
>
> A...... this is not a dig at you if you read this.
>
> Roddy
>
>

--
Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California

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