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  • Iain Boyd

    Iain Boyd July 8, 2011, 2:48 p.m. (Message 61074)

    Re: Tandem Reels (was Re: Reels in Bishop of Columbus)

    Dear Mike,
    The description "Shetland Reels" probably more correctly refers to the type of 
    reels in John Drewry's dance "The Saint Nicholas Boat".
    I came across these reels in a 'Shetland' context some years before John devised 
    his own dance.
    Unfortunately, I can not remember where I originally found them - perhaps in one 
    of the Flett's books.
     Iain Boyd
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    Sent: Fri, 8 July, 2011 11:33:14 PM
    Subject: Re: Tandem Reels (was Re: Reels in Bishop of Columbus)
    When I first danced Ferla Mor (oh, many years ago before the Flood) the "shadow" 
    reels were called "Shetland" reels.  Is that term still current?  My sense is 
    that  "shadow" might refer to the big gray guy referred to as Ferla Mor, but I 
    may be wrong.
    Mike Briggs
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    Oregon WI  53575-2521  USA 
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