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    Martin April 8, 2006, 8:32 a.m. (Message 44994)

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    Chris1Ronald April 8, 2006, 4:04 p.m. (Message 44998, in reply to message 44994)

    Martin wrote: 
    "And I  remember how tiring it was marking the beat on the same foot -- in 
    hard  shoes -- throughout the dance !
    Which is one reason why I've never  wanted to teach it, even though I do 
    remember enjoying the dance itself,  and may explain why my right foot is 
    more prone to painful twinges than my  left !"
    Ah!  Perhaps that's why my teacher preferred R L R hop, L R L hop  (with the 
    emphaisis on the first beat of each bar, as has been  mentioned.)   I don't 
    remember the steps being tiring, but I didn't  have hard shoes.    
    The teacher was a folk dance teacher from Northumberland, by the  way.  I 
    don't know if that would explain anything?
    Chris, New York.
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    Mike Mudrey April 10, 2006, 2:36 a.m. (Message 45000, in reply to message 44998)

    How does this differ from the Foula Reel?
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    Helen Beaney April 11, 2006, 11:56 a.m. (Message 45006, in reply to message 44994)

    Me too - especially practising in Old Aberdeen High Street going from
    dem. practice to the pub - the High Street was cobbled at the time! I
    remember someone stopped us to ask the score - they thought we were
    coming from Pittodrie (when the Dons were still a good team!).
    Now in Dublin

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