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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

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

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.

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

'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

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'.

Tributes written for Florence Adams on her death.

Tributes written by Alastair MacFadyen and Elma See for Florence Adams on her death and printed in Glasgow Branch News Letter April 1997, and New Zealand Branch Kiwi News (May 1997) , respectively.s

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Scotland Dancing Again

This video tells the story of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - through 27 of its dances . It is illustrated with extracts from the Society's Archive. The text or the narration is provided in a separate booklet.
Written and presented by Dr. Alastair MacFadyen, Past President of the RSCDS.

Independent Video Productions

Scotland's Social Dances Part 2

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 2: Ceilidh, Scottish Country and Quadrilles
Dances shown are:

Ceilidh:
Gypsy Thread, Waves of Tory, Strip the Willow (Square), Levi Jackson Rag.
Scottish Country Dances:
Shiftin’ Bobbins, Reel of the 51st Division, Postie’s Jig, Duke of Perth, Irish Rover, Black Mountain Reel, Nottingham Lace,
Quadrilles:
La Russe, Waltz Cotillion (Half), First Set of Quadrilles (6 figures)

Independent Video Productions

Scotland's Social Dances Part 1

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 1
Dances shown are:
Quicksteps:
Anniversary Two Step, Boston Two Step, Gay Gordons Two Step, Over the Top, Dinky One Step, Marine Four Step, Honeymoon Parade, Gypsy Tap, Southern Two Step, Flirtation Two Step, Lancelot Two Step, Jazz Twinkle, Mayfair Quickstep.
Swings:
Viennese Swing, Glyn-Gary Swing, Chicago Swing, Ragtime Swing.
Waltzes:
Hesitation Waltz, Lilac Waltz, Ruby Waltz, Waltz of the Bells, La Rinka, Sweetheart Waltz, The Veleta, Birthday Waltz, Owen and Catherine Harrison’s Waltz, Victory Waltz, Waltz Catherine, Newe Kilarney Waltz.
Foxtrots and |Saunters:
Balmoral Blues, White Heather Foxtrot, Harry Lime Foxtrot, Yearning Saunter, On Leave Foxtrot, Melody Foxtrot, Red Rose Saunter, Saunter Together.
Latin:
Square Tango, Royal Empress Tango, Tango Serida, Sally Ann Cha Cha, Rumba Rosalie.

Independent Video Productions

Reel Scottish Dancing

An instructional video which is suitable for both experienced dances and those new to this dance style. The video explains how to dance reels, jigs and strathspeys and includes a helpful commentary. The Steps are walked out and shown in slow motion and the most frequently used formations demonstrated with many walked through. 34 dances which appear frequently on dance programmes are demonstrated.
Details of the Steps, Formations and the Dances are listed in the Notes Section (below)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Step We Ceilidh on we Go

This is a companion instructional video to "Step We Ceilidh". The video shows how to do an additional 17 popular Scottish social dances and ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Eva Three Step; Virginia Reel; Kelvingrove Twostep; Stern Polka;Mississippi Dip; Pat-as-Cake Polka; Pinewoods Twostep; Veleta Waltz; The Old Lancers; Swedish Masquarade; Duke of Perth; Britannia Twostep; La Va; Waltz Country Dance; Bluebell Polka; Inverness Circle; Lomond Waltz

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

A Highland Fling

A collection of some of the best traditional and modern highland dances and popular ladies' step dances. Sixteen dances and graded highland steps are demonstrated. The dances demonstrated are: Scottish Lilt; Highland Fling; The Shepherd's Crook; Seann Truibhas; Blue Bonnets; The Glasgow Highlanders; Wilt Thou Go to the Barracks Johnny?; Deeside Lilt; Hielan' Laddie; Argyll Broadswords; Flowers of Edinburgh; Earl of Errol; Miss Forbes; Come Ashore Jolly Tar; Blue Bonnets Over the Border; Foursome Reel and Tulloch

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Step We Ceilidh

An instructional video introducing Scottish social dances. The video shows how to do 13 popular ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Gay Gordons; Circle Waltz; Canadian Barn Dance; St Benrard's Waltz; Strip the Willow; Military Two Step; Pride of Erin; Highland Schottische; The Lancers (Five figure version)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

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.

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.

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