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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.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Mr. John Rice's Gift

A suite of three dances (Reel, Strathspey and Medley) contained in a bound volume and devised by Maureen Chevens as a tribute to Mr. John Rice, Orthopaedic Surgeon.
The DVD contains a video of the dances being performed by dancers from Dublin SCD Club and the CD contains original tunes for the dances composed by Pat and Peter Clark and George Meikle. Also included are letters from Maureen Chevens which relate to the background to the suite of dances and a photograph of John Rice and Maureen Chevens

Maureen Chevens

Music for 12 Scottish Country Dances

Corbridge No number - recorded from tape S1: Summer in Assynt 4x32S, Bannocks and Brose 4x32J, Cannonhill Assembly 4x32S, The Rothsey Rant 4x 32J, The Rosette 4x32M, The Culag 4x32J, Two Bonnie Lads 8x32R S2: Glenmoor 8x32J, Campbell's Hornpipe 4x32R, Aisa Craig 4x32S, The Lad's Awa 4x40R, Campbell of Cawdor 8x32S

Composed and played by Beryl S Johnston

New Zealand Journal of Physical Education No.15

Published by the Physical Education Society of New Zealand (Inc), Dunedin, July,1958. This issue of the Journal contains an extensive report and analysis of the introduction of SCD into the Physical Education syllabus of Kokopu Primary School, Northland. The report describes the search for suitable dances and music; the progress made and the reaction of the pupils to the learning process. The report ends with a summary of the benefits , both physical and mental, of learning SCD.

RSCDS

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 Globe Guide to the Art of Dancing";
The Eightsome Reel from MacKay's Ballroom Guide.
Additional notes concerning Book 27 were added by an unknown author

Notebook belonging to Ysobel Stewart

'Copy of Castle Menzies. This was copied by me from a notebook written by the Lady Dorothea Riggles Brise. She supplied the music from other sources, contemporary when possible'.

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.
Contents:
Ranting Highland Man, Lads of Leath, Tweedside, Buttered Pease, Border Reel, Kiss Quick My Mothers a Coming or Bonnie Jocky, Swines Tale to Georgia, Right Scotch Contention or Ye Duke of Atholl's Rant, Musselborough or Jenny Bang the Weaver, John Black's Daughter, Grant's Quickstep or Scots Tune, The Braes of Balquhither, Mrs Stewart's Strathspey, The Sailor Laddie, Lady Betty Cochrans Reel, Odd Thoughts, Miss Jessy Dalrymples Reel, Lady Betty Boyle's Reel, Miss Christie Dalrymples Fancy, Sontra Hill, Mrs Falconar's Fancy, Bonny Geordies Wig, Yester House, The Black Dance, The Machine Without Horses.

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 Publick Balls With Proper Tunes and Directions to each Dance. The Tunes fitted for the Violin, Hoboy, or German Flute'.

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 bony lad, Duke of Perth, Princess Royal, The Faicket, The Widows, Greigs Pipes, Haymakin, Lord MacDonalds Reel, Jenny Nettles, Lord Lennon Love to Blantyre, Blantyre Lasses, Cameron's got his knife again, Lord Dalhonses', Tibby Fowler, Miss Sinclair, The Deal Among the Tailors, Kemptshott Hunt, Soldires Joy, Had The Lass, Gibraltar Rocks, Duke of Argyll, Fire Ship or New Rigged Ship, Common Cotillion or French Cotillion, Eightsome Reel, Another 8 Reel, The Bounky, James Coats Juniors, country dance.

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

On Stage with the Thistle Band

Calclan Records CAL 004 S1: The white Cockade 8 x 32R, The Machine Without Horses 8 x 32J, South of the Grampians 4 x 32S, Reel of the 51st Division 8 x 32R, Hooper's Jig 8 x 32J S2: The Isle 8 x 32J, Mr Watson's Reel 8 x 32R, The Braes of Breadalbane 8 x 32S, Jessie's Hornpipe 8 x 32R

The Thistle Band

On Stage with the Thistle Band

Calclan Records CAL 005 S1: Flowers of Edinburgh 8 32R, La Flora 8 x 32J, Balmoral Strathspey 4 x 32S, Diamond Jubilee Jig 4 x 32J, Gay Gordons, Robertson Rant 1 x 80S S2: The Hollin Buss 8 32J, From Soctis's Shores We'er Noo Awa' 8 x 32S, The Montgomeries' Rant 8 x 32R, The Frisky 8 x 32J

The Thistle Band

On Stage with the Thistle Band

Calclan Records CAL 006 S1: St. Andrew's Fair 8 x 32J, Monymusk 8 x 32S, The Baldoven reel 4 x 32R, Kendall's Hornpipe 8 x 32J, Neidpath Castle 3 x 32S S2: The Wild Geese 8 x 32J, Round Reel of Eight 1 x 88R, The silver tassie 8 x 32S, The White Heather Jig 4 x 40J, Petronella 8 x 32R

The Thistle Band

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