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Thread #136350   Message #3117719
Posted By: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
20-Mar-11 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: wedding celidh help
Subject: RE: wedding celidh help
Personally, I wouldn't use Rosza unless there are a good few experienced dancers on hand. It looks good and it's romantic fun, but the "intimate" bit where the man ends up embracing the woman from behind, can be very difficult to pick up quickly. It has also been know to have the man end up embarrassing the woman rather than as intended.

Beware also the "Drunken Uncle" syndrome when a man (usually) decides he knows better than the caller and proceeds to mess up the set and generally prepare chaos. You need to be ready to handle this sort of thing with tact and authority. Probably it won't happen, but if you are looking for the possibility, you can usually spot the potential troublemayer and get him on your side as an ally!I know this sounds negative - weddings can be fun for the band too, especially if you are offered alcohol - but make sure it's not lager!

Be Prepared!

Best wishes,

Chris B.