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    Chris1Ronald April 8, 2006, 1:48 a.m. (Message 44992)

    Simon wrote:  "It is from the collection of Mary Isdale  McNab."   And, as 
    Lara added, it was published by the  RSCDS.  The RSCDS leaflet notes that: 'This 
    dance, if possible,  should be done to "mouth music", and this is indeed what 
    you see in the  film clip.  And the singer is singing the 'correct' tune: 
    Brochan  Lom.
     
    This discussion reminds me that I've been intending to teach the  Hebridean 
    Weaving Lilt for quite some time.  But I have a question.   When I learned it, 
    we certainly danced it to Brochan  Lom, but we did a variation on the running 
    step.  What we did  was: right-left-right-hop, left-right-left-hop, etc. 
    rather than  right-left-right-left etc., which (I think) is what you see in the 
    film clip.  So now I'm a bit confused. 
     
    I'd be interested to know (on or off list) what steps you use for  this 
    dance. 
     
    Many thanks,
     
    Chris, New York.
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    madgelaing April 8, 2006, 4:05 a.m. (Message 44993, in reply to message 44992)

    Chris New York asks, "What steps do you use for this dance?"
    We used the running step R L R L with a strong distinctly marked beat on the
    first beat of each bar (as stated in the original instructions.)
    A satisfying dance when it is well done.
    
    Madge Laing
    New Zealand
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    Alan Paterson April 8, 2006, 10:56 a.m. (Message 44995, in reply to message 44992)

    On 08/04/2006 01:48, xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx wrote:
    >  
    > And the singer is singing the 'correct' tune: 
    > Brochan  Lom.
    
    Is the singer Iain Stuart Robertson?
    
    
    Alan
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    Pia Walker April 8, 2006, 12:33 p.m. (Message 44996, in reply to message 44995)

    I think so - what a wonderful piece of history
    
    Pia
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    Jean Martin April 8, 2006, 1:27 p.m. (Message 44997, in reply to message 44995)

    > Is the singer Iain Stuart Robertson?
    Yes, It's Iain Stuart Robertson and  as Richard Goss says the dancers were
    from the Edinburgh Dem Team of the 1960's, maybe even late 1950's.  Film is
    in the RSCDS archive.
    Jean Martin
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    Alan Harrison April 10, 2006, 10:05 a.m. (Message 45001, in reply to message 44992)

    Dear All,
    
    As several others have replied this is the Hebridean Weaving Lilt.  A very
    enjoyable dance to do and a good one to use as a contrast at dems or
    festivals and for a "costume" change.  The men used to wear trousers and
    everybody in hard shoes on these occasions.  Better if done to mouth music
    too.
    
    Best Regards,
    Alan & Julie Harrison
    RSCDS Leeds Branch
    http://www.piper-alan.co.uk
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    Ron Mackey April 11, 2006, 12:23 a.m. (Message 45004, in reply to message 45001)

    > Dear All,
    > 
    > As several others have replied this is the Hebridean Weaving Lilt.  A very
    > enjoyable dance to do and a good one to use as a contrast at dems or
    > festivals and for a "costume" change.  The men used to wear trousers and
    > everybody in hard shoes on these occasions.  Better if done to mouth music
    > too.
    > 
    > Best Regards,
    > Alan & Julie Harrison
    > RSCDS Leeds Branch
    > http://www.piper-alan.co.uk 
    
    
    	We used to do it in corduroy slacks or similar, heavy blue 
    woolies and wellies.  Murder on a hot night!! 
    	Added athmosphere though, and the boots made a lovely 
    thump without hurting the feet!! :~)

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