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Anselm Lingnau

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xxxxxx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx (M Sheffield) writes:

> and am wondering if any of you have more recent titles to
> suggest that I might pass on to her.

There is a bibliography by Marjorie McLaughlin on the Strathspey server,
on the `Other Material' page.

Off the cuff, your friend's daughter should definitely take a look at
the Flett & Flett book on traditional dancing (there seems to be a new
one about step dancing, which I haven't had a chance to examine yet),
and also at the book by Hugh Thurston, _Scotland's_Dances_, even though
it is a bit old. The problem with the Emmerson book is that it appears
to present a somewhat lop-sided view of certain things, especially when
it comes to the (early) history of the (R)SCDS; this is argued in more
detail in the Scottish Studies review that is also quoted in Marjorie's
bibliography. Maybe some of our Edinburgh-based subscribers can help
with obtaining material from the School of Scottish Studies -- I found
it convenient to ask my brother (who was studying in Edinburgh at the
time) to go there and photocopy some of the stuff in the bibliography
for me :^)

I am not aware of any recent works that are of a scope comparable to the
F&F book or Emmerson's Social History, but would love to be proved
wrong. There is a fairly new, authoritative tome on the history of
Scottish *music*, which people tell me is very good and which I have had
on order from the UK for the last ten weeks or so (grmbl); I don't know
if it talks about dancing at all but it should have something to say
about dance music.

Anselm
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