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Posted By: GUEST,FloraG
18-Mar-11 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: wedding celidh help
Subject: RE: wedding celidh help
calling and playing has both pros and cons I've found. We can keep the costs down - no expense of extra caller. I can speed up once the dance is established and sometimes do an extra A part if the dancers are slow to start with. The band are used to this and just follow; we've all played together for a long time. Sometimes its an extra 2 bars.

The downside is it makes the evening very busy - little thinking time. We also keep the tunes simple as my meloden does not do clever. I have to know the tunes and the dances without having to think about them as I like to keep an eye on the group that think under and over might mean climb over each other. All good fun.

Tom
Thanks for haste to the wedding. It looks a very twirly dance but easy enough to call. I play the tune on one of my other instruments but not the melodoen yet. Should manage that by september.

FloraG.