WITCHES RANT

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Message 8403 · 1 Aug 1997 04:37:37 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Hi, Marion.

The Witch's Rant was devised by Roy Clowes, and was published in Scottish
Dance Archives, as No. 113. It is copyright 1978 so I won't reproduce it
on Strathspey, but suggest folks get it from TACBOOK or their own favorite
source.

It is a lot of fun, but takes some decoding/teaching to work out the reels
for 5 people, in which the middle (3rd) person stands still and the others
dance around. It is kind of like interlocking reels of three, where the
interlock takes place around a standing person. I once taught the dance
with only 4 couples, by letting the 3rd couple be just a pair of shoes
(placed in first position, of course!). The progression just took place
around the third place, so the dancers only occupied 1,2,4,5.

Good fun.

- Mel (Virginia, USA)

On Thu, 31 Jul 1997, Marion Garrett wrote:

> Jane Hewitt wrote:
>
> <Could anyone give me full insrtuctions for dance 'Witches Rant' a 5 couple
> <reel. I have only a crib sheet which I cannot get to work out.
>
> I, too, would be interested in learning the details of this dance. One of
> our
> club members has just completed a PhD in Witchcraft and I'd love to
> send it to her!
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marion Garrett
> Newcastle upon Tyne
>
> --
> Marion Garrett <XxxxxxXxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
>
>

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