(Hebridean Weaving Lilt)
Martin April 8, 2006, 8:32 a.m. (Message 44994)
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.
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!). Helen Now in Dublin