George Meikle's Lothian SDB Index for Dance Band Musicians (a very reliable source for all dancers!) also gives it as a reel.
On 03-12-2011, at 10:49 , Brian Charlton wrote:
> Hello, > > 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. > > Brian Charlton, > Sydney, Australia > > 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 >> >