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  • Marie Disiewicz

    Marie Disiewicz April 1, 2006, 4:58 p.m. (Message 44943)

    Re: MacNab Dances in diagrams

    Don't forget there is the video HQ put out last year of the MacNab (27) 
    dances plus instructions of  "The Duke of Gordon's Welcome To Aberdeen" 
    colledcted by Mr. Graham Forbes of Hamilton, Ontario Canada and a very 
    useful video it is.
    Cheers
    Marie
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Lydia Hedge" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xx>
    To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
    Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 1:19 AM
    Subject: 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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