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  • Lydia Hedge

    Lydia Hedge April 1, 2006, 11:19 a.m. (Message 44942)

    MacNab Dances in diagrams

    Hello all,
    
    I have just received a "proof" copy of "The MacNab Dances in diagrams" 
    from the author of the diagrams - Angus Henry (Australia).
    
    What a massive effort he has expended!! It is 14 pages of (rather larger 
    than normal) Pilling like diagrams. Easy to read and accurate (as far as I can 
    tell - I am not familiar with ALL of the dances). A quick way to refresh your 
    memory on these (often complex) dances.
    
    It contains detailed diagrammatic representations of the 27 dances collected 
    by Mary Isdale MacNab and published by the RSCDS in "Scottish Dances" 
    Volumes I and II plus two other dances published earlier in the RSCDS 
    leaflet sets "Traditional Scottish Dances".
    
    My original understanding was that the RSCDS was going to take Angus' 
    idea and fly with it, but I have heard no more about it, so I am really pleased 
    to have a proof copy for the interim. It would be good to know when (and if) 
    HQ is planning to publish this booklet (or one like it). 
    
    I think many dancers and teachers (especially, because of the extra 
    notations to help them) would benefit from these diagrams.
    
    Well done, Angus!! And thank you.
    
    Regards,
    
    Lydia Hedge
    Nova Scotia, Canada
          

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