Your recent email to Strathspey prompted me to write to start our
planning for the Fiddler Ball this summer. Any ideas you want to share
& talk about? Our class members remember last year's dance with great
affection and are looking forward to this year's.
Larry Boyer, Ph.D.
Associate University Librarian
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608
From: Jinkdiddle@aol.com [mailto:Jinkdiddle@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: TAC membership e-mail
I think I have finally talked John into a happy place over the "Lighted Ha'." I hope it will be acceptable both to the dancers and to the fiddlers.
In a nutshell, the thought is to have a Scottish Country Dancing through the Ages Ball, with the emphasis on the 18th Century (as that is the emphasis of Jink). John would like us (or me) to devise a program that could be used from year to year without too much change in the music that needs to be provided - and for my own part I would like to introduce more dances in which the uninformed could participate, because we have so many of them among the musicians.
Quite coincidentally, at the NY Teachers' Workshop last weekend, Ron Wallace mentioned having been at such a Ball in Bristol last year! So we put our heads together and he actually gave me the list of dances they used!
I have quite a lot of ideas(!), but was planning to get an initial response from the Boone contingents before taking off full tilt. I would very much appreciate hearing from both of you. Please let me know how receptive you are to the idea and how receptive you think your dancers might be ...