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    Alasdair Graham March 9, 2006, 12:02 p.m. (Message 44601)

    The promised 'January' edition of the 'Scottish Country Dancer' magazine has 
    just arrived in the post.
    I note it is dated as Spring 2006 therefore it is early in arriving here but 
    I guess very late in other parts of the world.
    There is a full page from Chris Ronald (New York) giving an overview of 
    discussions on this forum and an official photograph of 'birling' at the 
    AGM.  Seems it's OK for 'young' dancers to do.
    There is comment on the New Manual together with a correction to page 66: 
    6.23.2. of the first printing.
    Problems with the database for mailing out Member copies are highlighted 
    with the plea for anyone not receiving their copy, or receiving too many 
    copies, to get in touch.
    Interestingly there is an article by Jimmie Hill (Editor of the Scottish 
    Country Dancer) about the Scotland on Sunday Newspaper article of 1st 
    January 2006 in which he laments that there were no letters from dancers 
    sent in reply to the article??  He goes on to ask what should our response 
    be?
    Has he not been reading this forum and Pia's replies?
    Are all editor's out of touch?
    
    Looks just as interesting as the first issue.
    
    Alasdair Graham
    Dumbarton, Scotland.
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    campbell March 9, 2006, 1:28 p.m. (Message 44602, in reply to message 44601)

    Alasdair Graham wrote:
    The promised 'January' edition of the 'Scottish Country Dancer' magazine
    has just arrived in the post.
    I note it is dated as Spring 2006 therefore it is early in arriving here
    but I guess very late in other parts of the world.
    
    On the contrary Alasdair, we will have to wait till September in our part
    of the world.  I hope we dont have to wait as long for our copy.
    
    Campbell
    Cape Town
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    Margaret Lambourne March 9, 2006, 1:28 p.m. (Message 44603, in reply to message 44601)

    Pia,
    
    Do send Jimmie a copy of your reply to the Scotland on Sunday with all 
    the names on it and ask him to use his eyes better next time.
    
    Margaret
    
    Margaret
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    Pia Walker March 9, 2006, 2:08 p.m. (Message 44605, in reply to message 44603)

    The Scotsman!
    I think he is well aware.
    
    Pia
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    Pia Walker March 9, 2006, 2:06 p.m. (Message 44604, in reply to message 44601)

    Actually it was the Scotsman we replied to - The Scotland on Sunday was an
    article where A dance organisation got funding for working on dance in
    Primary schools and was not capable of advertising this without uttering
    negative mutterings about other dance forms - of the top of my head
    something like:   "The Gay Gordon will be a thing of the past - we all have
    to learn hip-hop now"  Or words to that effect.
    
    Bearing in mind that funding is time-limited.   The average age of schools
    teachers are such that hip-hop will have to be taught by teachers from the
    outside (I have tried it, and it is great fun - but you realize that you
    have muscles in parts of your body, where you did not imagine you had
    muscles) - and the fact that it is not hip-hop which in Scotland are danced
    at family gatherings - I did not feel that that it was worth getting my
    dance-pumps in a twist - plus of course anything which gets any child of
    their back-sides is worth a go.
    
    With regards to birling - if you can birl - you are young enough - not if
    you are young you can birl.
    
    Pia
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    Chris1Ronald March 9, 2006, 3:33 p.m. (Message 44610, in reply to message 44601)

    Margaret wrote: "Do send Jimmie a copy of your reply to the Scotland on  
    Sunday with all 
    the names on it and ask him to use his eyes better next  time."
     
    
     
    Just a minute, folks.  I think Jimmie uses his eyes  pretty well when it 
    comes to the Strathspey list.   And he may  well answer for himself, but I suspect 
    what has happened here is that  the latest edition of the Scotish Country 
    Dancer had gone to press before  the Scotsman published our collective reply to 
    their  article. 
     
    Chris, New York.

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