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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.
Seven Scots violinists were joined by Irish fiddler Liz Doherty, American Bruce Molsky, Harald Haugaard from Sweden and Norway's Annbjorg Lien to play a footstompin' evening of strathspeys, jigs and reels that made Jools Hollands' TV Hootenanny look like a kiddie's birthday party.
of Gaelic Mod Souvenir Album, by MacDonald Hundred Junior Pipe Band (Rodeo RLD 74); Marches Strathspeys, Reels and Jigs of the Cape Breton Scot (Rodeo RLP 75); Newfoundland Folksongs and other Selections, by CJON Glee Club (Rodeo RLP 83); Newfoundland Folksongs-Volume 2, by CJON Glee Club (Rodeo RLP 84); Au Pays De l'Erable, Les Joyeux Copains de Hawkesbury (London MB7); and Canada's Story in Song Sung by Alan Mills (Folkways FW 3000).
Strathspeys and reels, or marches like "Black Bear" or
A Celtic Holiday" includes nine music-only tracks: jigs, reels, strathspeys, slow airs and songs.
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).
Although Scott repeatedly credited the '45 with introducing Lowland and English culture to Highland life, he privileged the artistic above the militaristic: pilbrochs and strathspeys, instead of claymores and shields.
I also love the strathspeys which are slow dances, in fact, I love all pipe music.
10) It differs from the rest of the Highland bagpipe's repertoire, known as ceol beag ('little music') which consists mainly of strathspeys, reels, and marches, (11) and it is roughly defined as the 'classical music' of the bagpipe.
That New Year it was jigs, hornpipes, strathspeys and reels that did for me, NOT the uisge beatha.

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