Celtic Dance

Both my fiddle and pipe instructors have encouraged me to study the types of dance I'll ultimately be playing for.  By understanding the dance, they say, I should better understand the musical requirements for it.  Makes sense to me.

So hopefully, this fall, I'll start with Highland Dance, and will take up Scottish Country Dance soon after.  We'll see...

The page background is the Walker Dress tartan, registered by Robert Walker Hawks of Tennessee in 1991. Despite the name, the dress tartan is mainly worn during performance of Highland Dance. It's mainly characterized by the substution of some of the field by white. I've had to mute the tartan somewhat to make it possible to read text on it!

Made on a Mac.

Last Updated 17 May 2005, 5:08 PM ET