GOSS9@telefonica.net June 1, 2006, 8:38 p.m. (Message 45451)
Re: Divided by a common language (was Reels and Hornpipes)
Assuming you are writing from a Scottish context. In ECD there is actually a "rant" step, similar to a Polish two-step, that is used for dancing "Moneymusk". Also when Strip-the-Willow is done south of the border (High Level Ranters come to mind), they often change tempos one of which is to play a "rant", another tune they uses is the "Blue Bell Polka" (published by, but not written by Jimmy Shand), which is really a schottische as written, and played much too slow for a polka or our skip change of step - closer to a very fast Strathspey, which is what a schottische is anyway.