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Mary Isdale McNab Papers

  • GB GB 3410 RSCDS-MIM
  • Collection
  • 1910

This collection contains notes, correspondence and printed material (all photocopies)

Mary Isdale McNab et al

Jean Milligan Papers

  • RSCDS-JM
  • Collection
  • 1906 - 2000

This collection contains personal notebooks, correspondence of Jean Milligan. There are also papers relating to her death, including obituaries and memorials. This material is complemented by papers collected by Alistair MacFadyen and Florence Adams including interviews with Jean Milligans contemporaries at Jordanhill College.

Jean Milligan

Florence Adams Papers

  • RSCDS-FA
  • Collection
  • 1909-1997

This collection contains notebooks, correspondence, speeches and photographs of Florence Adams

Florance Adams

Dr Alastair MacFadyen Papers

  • RSCDS-AM
  • Fonds
  • 1950s - 2014

Diaries of teaching and examination tours, 1983 - 1993;
Lowe Research: Correspondence, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, photocopies of dance programmes, photographs and publications;
File relating to Dance Master Francis Peacock;
Correspondence relating to 'Dance With Your Soul'

Alastair MacFadyen

Records of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

  • GB GB 3410 RSCDS
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Society Committee Minutes; Administrative Papers; Photograph Catalogue; Constitution and Rules; Dance Research; RSCDS Publications; Recorded Music Catalogue; Bibliographic Materials; Film and Video Materials; Oral History Recordings; Branch Records; Affiliated Group Records.

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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)

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

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

The Playford Assembly

The introduction is a detailed commentary on English Country Dance covering the history, style and music. 125 country dances from the period 1651 - 1820 are listed with a modern interpretation of the dance instructions and music. Compiled by Graham Christian and published by The Country Dance and Song Society, Easthampton, MA USA

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

The Skye Eigthsome

Printed music for 16 tunes arranged for the dance. Instructions for the Reel as danced at the northern Meeting Balls and Skye Gatherings. Published by Logan and J. Marr Wood Ltd., Inverness and Elgin

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

La Danse des Salons

This bookl gives a topical commentary on mid-nineteenth-century ballroom dance. There is a description of the French quadrille. A review of round dances: the polka, waltz and mazurka is given. Steps and figures for the Quadrille, mazurka-Quadrille are provided along with figures for the Cotillion. Illustrated with 11 plates: design by Gavari , engraving by Lavielle. By Henri Cellarius, Paris, 1847

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Imperial Book of Scottish Country Dances Volumes 1-3 Combined Edition

Descriptions of dances originally published in three volumes by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Volume 1 1966 contains dances devised by Edna Russell and Jack McConachie. , Volume 2 1971, Volume 3 1977 contain dances which where placed 1-3 in competitions arranged by the ISTD in memory of McConachie. All without music.

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

Angus Fitchet Scottish Dance Collection

Printed music for original and traditional melodies, composed and arranged by Ian McLeish and Angus Fitchet for Piano and Accordion, for : Duke of Perth; Two by Two; Maxwell's Rant; Dalkeith's Strathspey; Monnymusk; Ladies' Fancy; Caledonian Rant; Montgomerie's Rant; Cauld Kail; Elwyn'sw Fairy Glen; Mr. Wilson's Hornpipe; Miss Mary Douglas

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

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