Larry Stout Posted September 18, 2008 Share Posted September 18, 2008 How about it, you English players - can you "punch" out a dance tune with heavy and light beats (like a Strathspey, for instance) on the English? Yes. I play for dancing, though not for Scottish dancing. I think there is enough punch, though I suppose you'd have to ask the dancers I play for. I enjoy playing strathspeys and hornpipes, particularly the dotted ones with lots of articulation. Certainly I have heard other players of EC who did get plenty of punch for Scottish dance music (Gene Morrow comes to mind) or for other forms needing it (Alistair Anderson and Rachel Hall come to mind). My impression is that historically the EC was more prevalent in Scotland than the anglo. Could someone more certain of the facts on that either support or refute that impression? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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