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Thread #136350   Message #3116431
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.

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.