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  • Chris1Ronald

    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. 
          

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