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McGill Manuscript

A MS (ca 1752 ) written by John McGill, Dance Master. The Manuscript lists Minuets and Reels used at his school in Dunse, steps for the Hornpipe and Gige, and twelve country dances viz: The Cameronians March; Because he was a Bony Lad; Jock the ...

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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Thistle Records BSLP 59 S1: Baldovan Reel ?, The Swilcan ( J), Jenny's Bawbee (S), Across the Tay (J), Gay Gordons, Highland Schottische, Happy Returns R, S2: Maxwell's Rant R, The New Rigged Ship J, Scottish Waltz, Gay Gordons, Glasgow...

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Miss M M Dow

Article by Alan Macpherson (originally published in "Dance On" magazine) and a short biography of Margaret Mary Dow founder member and teacher in Dundee Branch. Includes a description of Miss Dow’s Strathspey.

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Notebook belonging to Ysobel Stewart

'Reels of Eight' descriptions from various sources including:Eightsome Reel and Another Eight Reel from the Blantyre MSS 1805;French Assembly Reel and Assembly Reel from "The Ball-Room" 1827;The Reel of Eight from "The Glo...

Notebook belonging to Ysobel Stewart

Contains dance descriptions and accompanying music mainly from John Walshs 'The Complete Country Dancing-Master, Being a Collection of all the Celebrated Country Dances now in Vogue. Perform'd at Court, the Theatres, Masquerades, and Pub...

Notebook belonging to Ysobel Stewart

Titled: 'SCDS [Book XII]'. Contains dance descriptions with music from various sources including 'Rutherford 1772', Neil Gow III, Twenty Four Scottish Country Dances from the year 1793' and Caledonian Country Dances 1748.C...

Notebook belonging to Ysobel Stewart

Blantyre Farm 19 August 1800. A List of Country dances according to Mr William Seymore from Killbride which he teached to Blantyre farm, above date'.Contents: Common Figure, Swallow Fife Hunt, The Heather, Stewarton Lasses, Cause he was a bon...

Notes on dances

Handwritten notes on: The Bob of Fettercairn; The White Cockade; The Dutchess (sic) of York;Off she goes; Light and airy; The Marquis of Huntly's Highlanders; Miss Kitty Campbell of Shawfield's Reel

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