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Date of Publication: 1996
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Traditional Step-dancing in Scotland Paperback – 1 Jul 1996

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  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Scottish Cultural Press (July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898218455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898218456
  • Package Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,371,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The popular view of Scottish solo step-dances has always been the Sword Dance and the Highland Fling seen at Highland Games. In the early 1950s, the authors of this work began to question whether there was a greater history and variety to step-dancing in Scotland. Between 1950 and 1967 they travelled all over Scotland in their quest, and this book provides a record of their literary research and collecting. It aims to show: that Highland Games dances are only a small part of a rich heritage; how the once numerous dances were taught by popular dancing masters; and the link to step-dancing in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, a subject covered by the text in an appendix. The book also contains instructions for the step-dances collected from mainland Scotland, the Hebrides and Cape Breton, including clog-dances and dirk dances.


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