Chris1Ronald April 8, 2006, 1:48 a.m. (Message 44992)
Re: Scottish Dance (Hebridean Weaving Lilt)
Simon wrote: "It is from the collection of Mary Isdale McNab." And, as Lara added, it was published by the RSCDS. The RSCDS leaflet notes that: 'This dance, if possible, should be done to "mouth music", and this is indeed what you see in the film clip. And the singer is singing the 'correct' tune: Brochan Lom. This discussion reminds me that I've been intending to teach the Hebridean Weaving Lilt for quite some time. But I have a question. When I learned it, we certainly danced it to Brochan Lom, but we did a variation on the running step. What we did was: right-left-right-hop, left-right-left-hop, etc. rather than right-left-right-left etc., which (I think) is what you see in the film clip. So now I'm a bit confused. I'd be interested to know (on or off list) what steps you use for this dance. Many thanks, Chris, New York.