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New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58798 · mlamontbrown · 27 May 2010 21:47:42 · Top

Just to say that the dance The Laird of Dalnair, written by Alasdair Brown, has been
posted on the Eight by Thirty-Two website, and that any comments will be welcomed.

Malcolm L Brown
York (UK)

New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58824 · Maximillian Murphy · 31 May 2010 19:24:56 · Top

Can you post a link please?

Regards, Max
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New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58825 · mlamontbrown · 31 May 2010 20:04:36 · Top

In reply to Max

> Can you post a link please?

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ldfs/8x32/2010/05/236225.html

Malcolm L Brown
York (UK)

New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58827 · Maximillian Murphy · 1 Jun 2010 01:33:54 · Top

I still think that Weasel reels are the sensible sibling of syncopated double crossover reels of 3 as found in "Losing My Mind". (Only kidding! I think Weasel reels are great fun. Double syncopated etc is too physically hard and fast for a safe ballroom setting.)

Regards, Max
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New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58840 · Alasdair Graham · 1 Jun 2010 16:16:26 · Top

Is this dance not very similar to the 8 x 32 reel Devised by Barry Skelton
called "The White Rabbit"?

Alasdair Graham
Dumbarton, Scotland

> Can you post a link please?

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ldfs/8x32/2010/05/236225.html

Malcolm L Brown
York (UK)

New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58845 · Maximillian Murphy · 1 Jun 2010 18:43:58 · Top

> Is this dance not very similar to the 8 x 32 reel Devised by Barry Skelton
> called "The White Rabbit"?

Only in the respect that it contains weasel reels, oh and 1/2 figures of 8. DNA of a mouse and a man ;-)

The interesting part imo is the end.

Regards, Max
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Mynataur <m@de-minimis.co.uk>

New Dance on Eight by Thirty-Two; Laird of Dalnair

Message 58850 · Alasdair Graham · 1 Jun 2010 20:16:43 · Top

My reading of both instructions makes me think in "The White Rabbit" the men
reel down the middle whereas in "The Laird of Dalnair" the men reel up the
middle.

Is this not wrong to call them weasel reels?
We had a similar corruption with "tandem reels" when the Society placed
their interpretation on them.

Surely if the figure is different it should be called by a different name?

Alasdair Graham
Dumbarton, Scotland.

> Is this dance not very similar to the 8 x 32 reel Devised by Barry Skelton
> called "The White Rabbit"?

Only in the respect that it contains weasel reels, oh and 1/2 figures of 8.
DNA of a mouse and a man ;-)

The interesting part imo is the end.

Regards, Max
--
Mynataur <m@de-minimis.co.uk>

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