Can't find a dance of that title in my records, however 'Gushet Neuk' in
the Glasgow Assembly book (devised by Bob Campbell) was originally titled
"Let's All Go Walkabout". Could this be the dance in question?
Alternatively Keith Napier <KeithNap@aol.com> would probably be able to
clarify the matter.
From: Alan Paterson <email@example.com>
To: Strathspey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, 7 October 2001 8:32
Subject: Dance - Australian Walkabout
>Does anyone have any information on the dance of this name? > >I find that my (hastily written no doubt) notes are vague on a few >points - in particular as to the name of the devisor. > >Perhaps someone from the Antipodes? > > >Alan >
Gill Reynolds wrote: > > Alan > > only just catching up with Strathspey: could the dance be Etta's Walkabout > (a Strathspey danced to the tune of Waltzing Matilda) by Ruth Rintoul and in > one of the Alba books?
Oh dear. Don't have ANY Alba books, nor any information on Ruth Rintoul. What a
poor excuse for a comprehensive database!
P.S. The dance is definitely called "Australian Walkabout" - but no-one knows
anything about it.