Yellow Haired Laddie

Robert Lambie

Message 60128 · 12 Dec 2010 23:43:51 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Yes, George! It is a minuet, and as such is better danced with the minuet step, which is a lovely step, once you can do it. It is in some ways like a Milligan Strathspey, but the "dip" is not as important as the "up" . Perhaps this reflects the fact that all the dancing masters were male and JCM was female - so the way that their minds worked was different. I have had a look at the dance some years ago, but it didn't look as interesting as either Edinburgh Castle (any of the three dances to that tune) or Irish Lamentation, both of which are much better dances and gorgeous music. Some day I will get round to doing it I hope. But not being a musician, I have no music for it, as the RSCDS recording is impossible - one minuet tune and then all waltzes, and the two are completely incompatible - you can't waltz to minuet, nor vice versa.
The EFDSS style classes that I go to are trying to get onto minuets in their repertoire - what a pity RSCDS are lagging! They certianly take a little more learning, but well worth it.

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