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strathspey

1. a Scottish dance with gliding steps, slower than a reel
2. a piece of music in four-four time composed for this dance
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1830) provides medley sets of reels, strathspeys, and jigs, intended to be played alternately so that 'the dancing, by undergoing so many changes in the time, is kept up with the utmost spirit throughout a whole Reel'.
Talking about Scottish dancing Herroit said, "Our slow dances consisting of waltzes for two and strathspeys, where up to eight people could participate.
The types of dances we learn also vary in the speed of the music we dance to from reels, jigs to strathspeys.
For the past two years, singles and couples have been going to Shadow Ranch Recreation Center in West Hills to dance the jig, learn reels and master formations such as the pas de basque and strathspeys.
At the same time, Feintuch does not shy away from the traditional nature of this music: Buddy MacMaster "stands for the tradition" (21); accompanist Joey Beaton is "a strong traditionalist" (21); Jerry Holland's rendition of two well-known strathspeys and reels, played "in high bass, is a powerful statement of traditional values" (21); Wendy MacIsaac is "a versatile musician with a strong commitment to the tradition" (24).
I also love the strathspeys which are slow dances, in fact, I love all pipe music.
That New Year it was jigs, hornpipes, strathspeys and reels that did for me, NOT the uisge beatha.
It's a great area," MacMaster said of these parts, where shared Celtic heritages can come into play when performing jigs, reels, airs, strathspeys, waltzes, ballads, marches and traditional folk while also incorporating floor-pounding step-dancing.
Their repertoire includes around 60 tunes, with a wide selection of marches complemented by airs, strathspeys and reels.
The Celtic dance material of Breabach waltzes through a range of time signatures from reels, jigs, slip-jigs and strathspeys, all played with vigour and style.
A typical dance will feature one fiddler and one pianist (or guitarist), with occasional guest musicians, all playing jigs, reels, strathspeys, clogs, marches, hornpipes, and airs.
Only 29, she is at the top of her profession, reigning not only as a master of jigs, reels and strathspeys but also as one of the hottest young fiddle players, regardless of genre.

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