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  • SMiskoe

    SMiskoe Oct. 20, 2001, 6:24 p.m. (Message 27942)

    Re: Loch Leven Castle

    Loch Leven Castle does indeed have a great tune.  There are lots of great 
    tunes out there but they are tied with less than stellar dances.  Conversely, 
    there are lots of nice dances but the tune is a dog.  One of the SCD styles 
    is that each tune has its own tune but then after one repetition you may go 
    onto another tune.  English dance style has one tune for each dance but you 
    never change.  Contra dance style has what ever tune the band wants for that 
    dance at that moment.  There are plus and minus for each style.  I am going 
    to stick my neck out and say that sometimes one should be able to deviate 
    from tradition/style and at least try a different tune, just to see if it 
    works.  There are tunes that are a perfect match for a dance but there are 
    lots of generic tunes that are totally good in most situations.  Why flog a 
    dance that isn't much fun just to dance to a special tune?  Try a nicer dance.
    sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA

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