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Swinging Sporran, the

A Lighthearted Guide to the Basic Steps of Scottish Reels and Country Dances

Written by Andrew Campbell , Roddy Martine


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ISBN: 9781780272306
Published: 01 May 2014
Format: Paperback
Extent: 128
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

Song and dance are at the very centre of any nation's culture and are said to represent the innermost character of a people. The whirling, dashing and spinning of the classic Scottish reels are no exception. Here, Roddy Martine and Andrew Campbell provide a lighthearted guide to the basic steps of Scottish reels and country dances, all broken down into bullet points and illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams. With further, indisposable hints on the social niceties of reeling, the conventions of the dance and the timetable of the Scottish social season, The Swinging Sporran is a hilarious companion to anyone who ventures into the social world north of the border.

The Author

Roddy Martine

Roddy Martine is a freelance journalist, author and broadcaster based in Edinburgh. He has written a number of best-selling books,including Living in the Highlands, Scottish Clans and Family Names and The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.