What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right- hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)

Rebecca Sager

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We (Atlanta) do the turns as taught at Thistle School by Jimmie Hill, who was involved with the original devisers in creating the RSCDS version. I believe he advised the Aberdeen Branch team, that looks like him on the right hand side of the video closest to the band.

Becky

Becky Sager
Marietta GA USA
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---------- Original Message ----------
From: Lee Fuell <xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Subject: Re: What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right-hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:27:26 -0400 (EDT)

Exactly my understanding, which makes me wonder why in the RSCDS Aberdeen demo video, the dancers were doing the "two women" version even when it was a man and woman doing the turn...

Lee

Beavercreek, OH, USA

-----Original Message-----
>From: Brian Charlton <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>
>Sent: Oct 29, 2010 6:11 PM
>To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>Subject: Re: What Are Tulloch Turns (was Re: Kandahar Reel (yet) again...right-hand-hold in Tulloch turns?)
>
>Hello,
>
>The RSCDS Manual, page 21, describes the forms of Tulloch turns. In summary,
>it says: Tto men take elbow grip with the other hand raised, two women take
>the hold described with the 'free' hand behind the back, a man an woman take
>the first hold, the man raising his free hand while the lady holds her
>skirt.
>
>I am sure 'local practice' varies a bit from this!
>
>Brian Charlton,
>Sydney, Australia
>
>On 30 October 2010 08:12, Lara Friedman-Shedlov
><xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx>wrote:
>
>> Yes, I've been wondering about this. As I learned them, Tulloch turns are
>> turns are propelled pivot turns done by cupping one's hand around one's
>> partner's elbow with one hand and raising the other hand up in a
>> highland-style manner (or possibly holding a skirt, but either way it's a
>> one-handed turn). I've also done the two-handed turns where you take take
>> one hand behind your back (as described below) but I didn't know they were
>> called Tulloch turns. Can anyone shed any light on this terminology?
>>
>> Lara Friedman-Shedlov
>> Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
>>
>>
>> *****************************
>> Lara Friedman~Shedlov
>> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx
>>
>> *****************************
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Pia <xxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm sticking my neck way out here - mostly because I don't do the tulloch
>> > turn very often - but is it not left arm resting on your own back
>> grasping
>> > your partners outstretched right hand and right arm outstretched to rest
>> on
>> > your partners back while holding their left hand?
>> >
>>
>>
>

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