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Records of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society With digital objects
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Bow and Curtsy

Rob Roy RRLP 00831 S1: The Happy meeting 8x32J; Trip to Bavaria 4x32R; Garry Strathspey 4x32S; Postie's Jig 4x32J; Ellwyn's fair Glen 8x32R; St. Andrew's Fair 8x32R S2: Mhairis Wedding 4x40R; Luckenbooth Brooch 8x32J; Baldovan reel 4x32R; Winding Road 4x32S; Round Reel od Eight 1x88R; Bonnie Anne 1x96J; Irish Rover 8x32R.

Jim Dawson Scottish country Dance Band

Balance and Swing

A personal selection of Square, Contra and Triple time dances in the "New England Tradition" with a tune for each dance. Included is an extensive introduction which gives a historical perspective and a commentary on the New England Tradition on the Boston Area. Appendix 1 grades the dances with regard to suitability and dancer competence. Two other appendices contain a detailed list of suitable recorded music for the dances. An index of included music is provided. Published by the Country Dance and Song Society of America, New York 1982.

Ted Sanella

The Caledonian Companion

A collection of tradition Scottish fiddle music including a tutor and a brief history of each tune. The Introduction contains a biography of the Hardie family of Fiddle makers and brief biographies of Niel and Nathanial Gow, William Marshall, Simon Fraser, J Scott Skinner, and J M Henderson. There is additionally a section entitled "Forms in Traditional Music".

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Castle Menzies Manuscript

A manuscript register of dances with instructions at Castle Menzies 1749: Menzies Rant, O'er the Water to Charly, The Mongomerie's Rant, Couteraller's Rant, You'r Welcome Charly Stuart, He'll Aye be welcome Back Again, Open the Door to Three, Cope's March, The Infare (or Will ye Marry kitty), The Might Pretty Valley (or Reel of Three), The Priest and his Books, Lady Mary Menzie's Reel, Thirtieth of Aprile, Miss Clemmy Stewart's Reel, The Blew Ribon.

Dr A Macfadyen

English Country Dances - Fallibroome Collection

English Country Dances (instructions and music) published by The English Folk Dance and Song Society (editor B J Bentley)
Book 1 17 dances from various sources 1713-c1800
Book 2 17 dances from "The Dancing Master" 1713-1728
Book 3 17 Dances from Johnson's Favourite Country Dances
Book 4 17 dances from various sources 1713-1799
Book 5 18 dances from various sources 1713-1790
Book 6 17 dances from various sources

English Folk Dance and Song Society

How Do You Do It

A video made in 1995 for the use of dancers, which demonstrates the RSCDS method of performing the following dances:
Haughs of Cromdale; The Jimp Waist; Green Grow the Rashes; Fiddle Faddle; The Gentle Shepherd; the 21st of September; Loch Leven Castle; Holyrood House; Miss Janet Laing's Strathspey; Mrs. Hamilton of Wishaw; Let's Meet Again; Mrs. Hill's De;ight; Land O' Cakes; The Charmer; Sir Murdoch MacDonald's Strathspey; Mrs. Stewart of Fasnacloich; The Glasgow Highlanders.

Grampian Television Interview with Jean Milligan

Part of a Grampian TV series made in the 1970s which traced the origins and development of Scottish Dance. Here Jean Milligan is interviewed by the programme presenter about the origins of the RSCDS. VHS tape quality was poor and this is reflected in the digitised extract. The original programme video recording was destroyed by Grampian TV.

The Tartan Track

A suite of three dances (Jig, Strathspey and Reel) with music. Tto commemorate the Commonwealth Games Scotland 1970. Music composed by Beryl Johnston and the dances devised by Anna Holden.

Beryl S Johnston (music); Anna Holden (Dances)

Jimmy Shand's Favourites

Jimmy Shand Favoutites containing original compositions arranged for Piano and Accordion: Howard M Lockhart (Polka), Sid Chalmers (Jig). Tim Whelan’s Hornpipe, Lily of Ardmore (Hornpipe), Jim Barrie (March). Bobby Watson (March), Road to ‘Muchty (March). Guid Luck Go Wi’Ye

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances

Instructions and music for twenty-four traditional Scottish Country Dances published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1960: Leap Year (J); Watson's Reel (J); The Merry Reapers (J); Davy's Locker (R); Galloway House (R); The Highland Fair (J); Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel (J); The Honeymoon ((R); Mr. Watson's Favourite (R); Mrs, Cholmondeley's Reel (R); The Moray Reel (J); Mrs. Stuart Sinton's Reel (J); Miss Welsh's Reel (J); Berwick Johnnie (J);The Isles (J); Duff's House (J); Miss Betty Boyle (R); Wedderburn's Reel (R); Kitty Campbell's Reel (J); Tarry A While (J); Regent's Favourite (R); Kendall's Hornpipe (J); Argyll's Fancy (J); Miss Flora's Favourite (R)

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

The Six-Twenty Two Step

Printed music for the "Six-Twenty Two Steo" composed by Jimmy Shand and arranged for the Piano and Accordion by Ian MacLeish. Published by Mozart Allan, Glasgow. Instructions for the "White Heather Jig" devised by James B Cosh. With the musical adaptation ofthe Six-Twenty Two Step to suit the dance.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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