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