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Sharlene Penman (piano), visiting from New Zealand, is the band leader for the 2019 Tea Dance.
Our fiddlers are Sarah Stefanski and Jenny Evans, both local artists.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

19 March 2018 - Hightstown

No special theme this evening other than - lets have some fun!

The dances I taught were:-

It's Nae Bother  -  (32 J 2)  -  Graded 2
Lammermuir Hills  -  (32 S 2)  -  Goldring
The Wind Dragon  -  (32 R 3)  -  I. Boyd
Johnny's New Jig  -  (32 J 2)  -  Kass
Delvine Side  -  (32 S 3)  -  Bk 2/9
British Grenadiers  -  (32 R 3)  -  MMM
Joe Foster's Jig  -  (32 J 3/3L)  -  Noden

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It's Nae Bother:-  nothing new here. Just a good easy opener/warmer upper.

Lammermuir Hills:- Well, not one of my favourite dances. But when the class has to stretch to get a full set I am lookkng for lots of 2C dances.

The Wind Dragon:-  It is getting good reviews from the dancers! They like it!

Johnny's New Jig:-  Simple. Two couple dance. What is not to like?

Delvine Side:-  Without the music - tedious. With the music - A1 fabulous.  And THE definitive recording, in my very not humble at all opinion is on the CD "Ghillies on the Golden Gate" by Fiddlesticks and Ivory.

British Grenadiers:- The dance - very old fashioned. The recording by Jom Lindsay (RSCDS Book 49) makes you want to dance. Thumbs up.

Joe Foster's Jig:-It is a funky fun little dance. I learned this when James Ferguson taught it in Westchester. There was something wrong with the picture. But what. Great little dance, great music. And the music was "Fire in the Rye" from The Music Makars -… oh! Right! That 6x32 bar REEL.
Great music!

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