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People walked or cycled a long way to dances; the dances nam...

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Title - People walked or cycled a long way to dances; the dances nam...
Contributors - Hugh Smith; Helen Smith; Helen Kidd
Reporters - Catherine M. Nicholls

Summary - People walked or cycled a long way to dances; the dances named; days out from Balfron.

When the contributors were young, people went a long way on foot or by bicycle to dances. A blind pianist from Fintry, Mr Pride, used to walk home after playing at a dance. Melodeons and accordions were also used to accompany dancing. Dances always started with the Circassian Circle, and they had the Lancers, quadrilles, eightsome reels, strip the willow, and the Duke of Perth.

Days out from Balfron were usually to Glasgow rather than Stirling, because the train service was better.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:05
Date Recorded - 1982.02.22
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 56310
Original Tape ID - SA1982.044
Original Track ID - SA1982.44.A6
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Stirlingshire
  Parish - Balfron
  Village - Balfron


Item Location:
  County - Stirlingshire
  Parish - Balfron
  Village - Balfron

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