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  • The Ottawa Low Family

    The Ottawa Low Family May 9, 2006, 1:39 a.m. (Message 45202)

    A World First?

    Today, May 8, 2006,  the Ottawa Branch celebrated our 40th anniversary
    by dancing on Parliament Hill to the Peace Tower Carillon. The music
    was played by Mr. Gordon Slater, the Dominion Carilloneur.   Four sets
    warmed up before the Noon hour chimes by dancing Mairi's Wedding to
    bag pipes played by two members of the Branch.  After the tolling of
    the hour we danced Hooper's Jig, the Saltire Strathspey (Book 45,
    devised by Barb Anglin of the Ottawa Branch who also danced it today)
    and the White Cockade.  We should have pictures on our web site some
    time next week.
    
    My question is - Has any one else danced to a Carillon?
    
    This is an excerpt from the web page announcing the monthly programme
    for the carillon which can be found at
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/Sites/Collections//carillon-e.htm
    
    Monday, May 8th, 2006; from 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    for a performance on parliament Hill by the Ottawa branch of the Royal
    Scottish Country Dance Society
    
    Scottish Country Dance Medley, Various, arranged by Gordon Slater, 2006 
    Pansonic No. 3, Op. 28, No. 3, for carillon (2000), by Ray Twomey (b.1938) 
    Asleep in the Deep (1920), by H. W. Petrie, arranged by Gordon Slater, 1967 
    
    Bill Low
    Ottawa, Canada
          

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