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  • GOSS9@telefonica.net

    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.
          

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