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Sharlene Penman (piano), visiting from New Zealand, is the band leader for the 2019 Tea Dance.
Our fiddlers are Jenny Evans and Amy Beshara.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

28 March 2018 – Westchester Series 3 Party

This was the last 'class' of the third series 3 in Westchester. Party time!

the Program was:

The Twinbairn's Reel  -  (32 J 2)  -  Drewry
Miss Gibson's Strathspey  -  (32 S 3)  -  RSCDS Leaflet
The Barmkin  -  (88 R 4 sq)  -  Goldring
The Duke of Atholl's Reel  -  (32 J 2)  -  Bk 16
A Reel for Alice  -  (32 R 5)  -  Goldring
The Duchess Tree  -  (32 S 3)  -  Drewry
The Shetland Shepherdess  -  (32 J 3)  -  Wallace

Tea Break

First Rain of Spring  -  (32 J 3 set)  -  Bk 49
Anna Holden's Strathspey  -  (32 S 2)  -  Bk 42 (Drewry)
Montgomeries Rant  -  (32 R 3)  -  Bk 10

The music:
Unless other wise noted the dances were done to music recorded for that dance. "own".

For The Twinbairn's Reel John Drewry specifies 'Mary Bain's Wedding' as the lead tune. I have only one recording of that tune. It is Muriel Johnstone, Keith Smith and Jim Lindsay playing it as the lead tune for Uncle Bill's Jig on their CD "Moments in Time".

A Reel for Alice:- Recommended Tune is Herriot. I don't have it. Not nowhere. Not even as a part of a medley. I used a 5x version of 'Caddam Wood'. Nice and lively and good fun. Now I need to find a copy of that dance.

The Shetland Shepherdess:- The name tune was composed by Ron Wallace to accompany his dance. There is no recording that I know of so I am reduced to any good jig. I used Tine's Jig another cut from "Moments in Time".

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