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  • Steve Wyrick

    Steve Wyrick May 6, 2006, 6:12 p.m. (Message 45179)

    Re: The Gary Strathspey

    Yes, that's the text of the link to the archives that I posted in my earlier
    response; it was forwarded to the list from Etienne. -Steve
    Stella Fogg wrote:
    > This message should be in the Strathspey archives as I believe it was a
    > response to Etienne ozorak.......
    > Dear Gary,
    > I'm curious to know more about this dance.  I understand that your father
    > composed the Jigtime Polka.  How did it come about being used as the
    > original for the Garry Strathspey?
    > Because the Garry Strathspey was invented for me.  This dance was devised at
    > the time of my birth, by a man called Cosh, (only problem was, that he spelt
    > my name wrong!)
    > Thanks for enquiring
    > BTW.  As you will probably been aware of, the Jigtime polka was written for
    > a TV show, of the same name on which my father and his band played.  But,
    > the tune my father originally wrote for the programme was called "The Bute
    > Polka", and for some reason, he decided to change it.  I don't know if I
    > told you or not, but I managed to get three episodes of "Jigtime" onto
    > video.  One was from 1957, one from 1958 and one from 1962.  There were only
    > the three episodes left in STV's archives, so I count myself lucky!
    > Salut
    > Gary Blair (ecosse)
    > Stella Fogg
    > Richmond, VA
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Seonaid Anderson" <>
    > To: "SCD news and discussion" <>
    > Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 4:13 AM
    > Subject: Re: The Gary Strathspey
    >> I always thought that it was named after the River Garry which flows near
    >> Pitlochry.  Anyone able to confirm or deny?
    >>  Seonaid
    >>  Fife, Scotland
    >> wrote:
    >>  My mistake in spelling. I can never remember if there is one R or 2 and I
    >> know Gary Blair spells his name with 1 and the dance refers to him.
    >> ---------------------------------
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    Steve Wyrick -- Concord, California

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