Braes of Atholl

Martin Sheffield

Message 5984 · 7 Jan 1997 10:59:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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>Liza Blaney asks:
>>Book 8 without music seems to have a typo (it has the 1st woman casting up
>>to second place when the diagram and Book 8 with music has her casting up
>>to 1st place)
>>....
>>The Question: Is this a pair of right shoulder reels on the diagonal followed
>>by a pair of left shoulder reels on the diagonal?

>
>The Manual devotes nearly a page to explain this dance.

answered Aase Hansen.

proving once again that you have to check all sources.
I read [red] book 8 as meaning reels on the sides with corners (ie: opp
sides for 1st cp), and this was confirmed by Pilling's diagrams, which then
show the second reel as being on own sides.
I didn't even think of looking in the Manual, after all that was written
about it a few months ago.
I wonder just when these reels were interpreted as being diagonal rather
than the typical reels on the sides. Did Walsh's 1731 edition give more
precise instructions than those in RSDCDS book 8?

Martin,
Grenoble, France

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