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  • Ian Brockbank

    Ian Brockbank June 14, 2006, 11:50 a.m. (Message 45549)

    RE: Glasgow Highlanders

    Hi Robert,
    
    > Nobody has pointed out that the dance is much improved by being done as a 
    > duple minor(ie numbered one two one two one two all down the line of 
    > dancers). Everybody starts as if couples one and two, and the dance then 
    > goes on with the minimum number of people standing doing nothing. I was 
    > horified the first time I met it as a four couple dance, though I am
    assured 
    > that it was originally intended as such. I plead the Mairi's Wedding reel 
    > protocol!
    
    I have to disagree here.  This way if I start as a 1 I don't ever get
    that challenge of getting into line smoothly.  I'm just doing the same
    thing 8 times.  I would rather have some variety to what I'm dancing.
    
    Cheers,
    
    Ian Brockbank
    Edinburgh, Scotland
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