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  • Anselm Lingnau

    Anselm Lingnau June 12, 2006, 11:14 a.m. (Message 45523)

    Re: Playing for SCD

    Steve Wyrick:
    
    > Here in the San Francisco Branch the only musician I've encountered that
    > plays without music for Scottish country dances is Alasdair Fraser, and
    > even he is prone to forgetting the order of tunes in a set or jumping
    > unexpectedly into a different but similar tune; it takes a good pianist to
    > keep up with him!
    
    I've been told some time ago (by Bill Zobel, who ought to know) that when 
    Alasdair Fraser plays for a dance together with Muriel Johnstone, they have 
    just a big sheet of music that gives the first bars of the various tunes to 
    be played. Sigh.
    
    Unfortunately as far as I know Muriel no longer subscribes to the list, so 
    this is all hearsay.
    
    Anselm
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