Person Gordon Thomson 3345

Areas of activity
  • Deviser of dances
  • Publisher of dance descriptions

Gordon writing to Peter Dixon in 2017: Before retiring to Skye in 2009 I had danced in Suffolk and surrounding areas for about 20 years. Gillian's Strathspey was devised for Gillian Barella who taught a class in Nacton, Suffolk. Ask Miriam and Return to Shieldaig were devised in memory of Miriam Lochner, who you probably knew as she danced a lot in Cambridge. (Return to Shieldaig reflects her elegance in dance; Ask Miriam reflects her fun in dance). An T-Uibhisteach Tapaidh was written for the 60th birthday of Calean Maclean, 'an agile man from Uist', who dances at our class in Skeabost on Skye. A local musician, Blair Douglas, wrote four new tunes for Calean's dance and recorded them.

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Gordon's Dance Booklet No. 1 Gordon's Dance Booklet No. 1 Gordon Thomson 0