Mudcat Café message #3118281 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136350   Message #3118281
Posted By: Mr Red
21-Mar-11 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: wedding celidh help
Subject: RE: wedding celidh help
" I gave up when the book said right and left hand star - how? "

two hands - direction immaterial - as long as everyone concurs.

I do this when someone (it could be me) makes a mistake. A visual joke - it always gets a laugh from the mistook maker, and usually all the participants.

It may sound flippant but there is a deeper psychological reason. Making mistakes is embarrassing and beginners can feel it more than most. Laughter can assuage some of it.

Get that right and the beginner may come back for more.