As a dancer, even before I started to learn to play SCD music, I used to
get a lot of enjoyment from the music. For, example, I used try to line
up as third man (with my partner's agreement and only, if we could do it
unobtrusively), for Stan Hamilton's recording of the Lea Rig, so we could
dance to "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose". Similar plots were hatched to
dance to "The Black Bear" with a Bratach Bhana (spelling?) recording
(Andrew Rankine's?) and to "The Mucking of Geordie's Byre" or to "Cock of
the North" or to "The Steam Boats". The point is that some dancers pay a
good deal of attention to the music. I am generally disappointed or
even startled when the music does not end on tune #1.
We have several dancers in our group who have expressed similar opinions.
Hugh Goldie, Saskatoon Scottish Country Dancers, Canada.