It is hardly surprising that Napier's Index and the information in
DanceData coincide, as it was a main source when Alan Paterson compiled it.
I also note that Keith Napier gives no details as to the formations in the
dance, thus he probably did not have a copy of the dance when he added it
to his index. By the way, he still updates the index and it is available as
an Excel file from him.
On 2 December 2011 21:07, Anselm Lingnau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I wrote: > > > I'm going to have to go up to the attic to find my copy of Napier's Index > > and see what that says. > > I managed to avoid the trip to the dusty place by locating the Napier's > Index > floppy disk image (for the 4th edition plus additions, from December 1995), > and it says > > Trinity Tensome 40 R 400 > > Source 400 is »Miscellaneous dances, author unknown«. > > I guess we can by now pretty much take it as established in the absence > of > hard evidence to the contrary that the dance is, in fact, a reel. > > Anselm > -- > Anselm Lingnau, Mainz/Mayence, Germany ................. > email@example.com > Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big > joke > on me. -- Robert > Frost >