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Author:  an seanduine [ Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Playing for Scottish Country Dancers Tune key question

wrms wrote:
I'm sure that we'll be well received by the dancers, my concern is more about being well received by the other two musicians. :wink:
In my defense for the poor choices that I made in the past, I was young, I'm so much wiser now. :thumbsup:
Mark


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7seZjqkk2n0

:D Bob

Author:  Katharine [ Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Playing for Scottish Country Dancers Tune key question

wrms wrote:
I'm sure that we'll be well received by the dancers, my concern is more about being well received by the other two musicians. :wink:
In my defense for the poor choices that I made in the past, I was young, I'm so much wiser now. :thumbsup:
Mark

Oh. I was under the impression you had been invited to play with them... now that I re-read your OP, I'm not sure where I got that from.

Author:  wrms [ Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Playing for Scottish Country Dancers Tune key question

We had our first read through last night and it all went well. They're good, fun and flexable musicians.
We were able to incorporate the whistle in most all of the tunes. We added some harmony parts, working around the whistles limitations. I think that my small pipes will be involved as well
It was fun.

Mark

Author:  MayaTambien [ Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Playing for Scottish Country Dancers Tune key question

I, too, used to be an avid RSCDS dancer (even taught for a while, within my branch, even though I'd failed my certificate test (on one detail of my own dancing, not the teaching portion)).

In Portland, OR, we were stuck with recorded music most of the time--but when we did have live music, it was almost always based on piano & fiddle, with accordion as the third-most common. Though I do remember one band we had that was fiddle, piano and bassoon (!)....

Oh, right, whistles.... I think one band brought one out for ONE dance, once....

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