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Encyclopedia > Strathspey (dance)

A strathspey is a dance tune in 4/4, usually written in 1/8th notes. It is similar to a hornpipe but slower and more stately, and containing many snaps. A so-called "Scotch snap" is a short note before a dotted note. An example of a strathspey would be the song "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond", provided you sing it staccato.

"You'll tak the high road, and I'll tak the low road, and I'll be in Scotland afore ya".

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Cork International Folk Dance Festival Strathspey Fiddlers (159 words)
The Strathspey Fiddlers is one of the most sought after groups in Scotland.
They are a group of performers from a rural area straddling the Aberdeenshire/Banffshire border in the North of Scotland.
Twenty five members of the group travelled to the Cork International Folk Dance Festival in 2004 and returned for a second visit in 2005.
dance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (780 words)
The dance of religious ecstasy, in which hypnotic or trancelike states are induced (a characteristic phenomenon of Southeast Asia and Africa), was represented in America by the remarkable Ghost Dance.
Native American dancing is always performed on the feet, but in many islands of the Pacific and in Asia some of the dances are performed in a sitting posture, with only the hands, arms, and upper parts of the body used.
In medieval Europe the repeated outbreaks of dance mania, a form of mass hysteria sometimes caused by religious frenzy and usually associated with epidemics of bubonic plague, are reflected in the allegory of the dance of death (see Death, Dance of).
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