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A Tribute to William Hannah

A musical tribute to the life of William Hannah by Luke Daniels with the assistance of Neil Ewart, Ian Carr, and John Paul Gandy. The enclosed booklet contains a brief biographical review of William Hannah and his work. The CD contains 12 tracks and was produced by Wren Records (CDTRAX369)

Luke Daniels

Bulletin No. 9 March 1936

Contents include:
Editorial;
Minutes of Annual General Meeting, 9 November 1935;
Scottish Country Dancing in England;
The Shangai Reel Club;
Annual Summer School;
Book 10;
Hey, Jenny Come Down to Jock;
List of Dance Leaflets;
Names and Addresses of Office Bearers;
Terms of membership;
Summer School Notice and Application form.

Scottish Country Dancer No. 9 October 2009

News from Coates Crescent 4 A competition, elections and awards From the Chair and Management Committees 5 News and comment from Alex Gray and the Convenors Banffshire Branch take tea with The Queen 7 Kaleidoscope 8 The world-wide seminar on Scottish country dancing Teachers’ Association Canada 10 Australian Winter School 11 Spring Fling 12 The annual gathering for young dancers Youth Weekend West 13 Like Spring Fling, but with warmer weather Lyon Branch go to Summer School 14 St. AndrewSociety(London)celebrates100years 15 The centenary of our oldest Affiliated Group Interview with Bill and Atsuko Clement 16 From around the world 19 Reports from our regional correspondents Technique Doctor 23 Morag Napier on The Knot In my opinion 24 Graham Berry gives his thoughts on Scottish country dance music Letters to the Editor 25 Reviews 26 Recent CD releases reviewed by RSCDS members Overheard on the Web 28 Chris Ronald reports back from cyberspace Day School Diary 29

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 Border City Collection

30 compositions by Felix Burns published by The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs, 2003. The booklet also includes: a short biography of Felix Burns; a contribution from Leo Burns (son); and a listing of all known compositions.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Highland Dancing

A page extracted from "The Navy and Army Illustrated" of 1896. The text describes the origin and form of "The Reel of Four", Reel of Tulloch" and "The Gillie Callum". Three accompanying illustrations show the dances being performed my members of a Highland regiment.

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The Nineties Collection

A collection of new Scottish tunes in traditional style by contemporary Scottish composers. The book comprises eight section; Airs; Hornpipes, Polkas Two Steps; Jigs; Marches; Pope Tunes; Reels; Strathspeys; Waltzes. Published by Canongate Books Ltd., Edinburgh 1995

Ian Hardie (Editor)

"Dancie" John Reid Remembered

A reminiscence of John Reid by Jim Kilpatrick. Published in the souvenir booklet of the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust, 2nd September, 2000. An account of the life of John Reid, with an introduction by Evelyn Hood.

The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust

The MacAndrew Collection

A collection of the works of Hector MacAndrew: 29 Slow Airs and Laments; Slow Strathspeys 9; Marches 13; Quicksteps 6; Strathspeys 18: Reels 26: Hornpipes 1. Also included are 5 compositions by Peter MacAndrew and I by Monsignor Thomas Wynne. The introduction contains a biography of Hector MacAndrew. Published by Champion Recordings and Publishing (Scotland), Carnwath 2002

Hector Macandrew

Burns in Song and Dance

The book presents the research and analysis of a project to identify the earliest sources of 17th and 18th century dances which have the same tunes as the airs of the songs which Robert Burns collected and wrote. Published by Sue Knight, Lochmaben.

Sue Knight

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

Assemble and Leap

A volume published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD). It contains a brief historical overview; Detail s of Office Bearers (past and present), Independent and Honorary Members. Chapters about the Cowal Gathering. Examining Bodies, Affiliated Members and Highland Dance Teachers Association of England. A section of photographic memorabilia. Published by The Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing, Edinburgh, 2010.

Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing

Hebridean Dancing

Instructions for: The Flowers of Edinburgh, Tulloch Gorum, Hebridean Laddie, Over the Water to Charlie. Published by the UK Alliance of Profession Teachers of Dancing, Blackpool.

UK Alliance of Profession Teachers of Dancing (Editor)

Hebridean Solo Dances

Instructions for five Hebridean solo dances: Over the Water to Charlie, Heilan Laddie, Tulloch Gorum, Blue Bonnets Over the Border, The First of August, The Flowers of Edinburgh, based on notes made by Jack McConachie . Published bu Caber Feidh Publications, Kings Langley.

Peter A White (Editor)

Fifty Figure and Character Dances for Schools

By Elizabeth Turner Bell. Published by Waverly Book Company Ltd, London. Contains fifty dances in 8 sections: Singing Games; Dainty Dances set to Olden Tunes; Dances Suitable for any Number of Dancers; The Seasons; Stately Measures; Dances Specially Adapted for developing graceful movements or arms, wrists, and fingers; Stories in Dance; Dances of Many Nations

Elizabeth Turner Bell

Scottish Country Dances

A teaching manual for teachers of young children, teenagers and young adults. The text contains: Notes taken from J C Milligan's talks; Teaching Aids for junior or beginner teachers; Hints and Ideas for children's and teenager cla.sses; Section on suitable Music for junior classes (written by Frances E Wilson); Notes regarding participation in SCD Festivals; Selection of suitable dances for young people; Singing Games; History of Strathcona Junior Dancers (illustrated)

Jean B Douglas

Bannockburn 700

Eleven dances with music written by or for members of the branch: Bannockburn 700 (J); City of Stirling Reel (R); Miss Shearer's Strathspey (S); The Treasurer (J); Janet's Cup of Tea (S); Argyll's Farewell to Stirling (R); Jim's Haberdashery (J); The Silver Castle Reel (R); The Walkers of Avonlea (S); Birls Allowed (J); The Reel Archie (R)

Stirling Branch RSCDS

Two Hundred Dancing Years

The booklet written by Shirley Andrews and Peter Ellis and published by the Australian Bicentennial Authority describes how to celebrate two hundred tears of dancing in Australia by reconstructing an authentic Colonial Ball. The booklet includes a selection of programmes from the 19thC and also suggestions for programmes which include modern bush dancing. Dance instruction and basic dance technique are included.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Island Games

6 dances by John Drewry (5) and Bill Libby (1) with music, published by The Prince Edward Island Scottish Country Dancers. 3 dances; Midwinter, Abegweit, Marylou's Reel to mark the Canada Winter Games 1991. 1 dance; the Road to The Isle in support of the PE Island Tourist Theme for 1991. 3 other dances: The Rossington Strasphey, The Jolicure Jig and The Graelynda Strathspey.

RSCDS

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

The Playford Ball

An illustrated commentary on early English Country Dances , interpreted by Ceil Sharp et.al. The Book gives instructions and music for 103 dances originally publish by John Playford. There are notes regarding the background to the dances and the music.
By Keller and Shimmer and published by The Country Dance and Son Society, Haydenville, MA

Country dance and Song Society

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

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