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Issue 823: Tune: Dark Mile

Maggie o' the Dales (Dance)
Iain Gent
Assigned to
Viktor Lehmann

The tune for the dance Dark Mile is Inchgarth Strathspey by Charlie Sherrit. Another dance where i think no actual tune called Dark mile

Previous Actions

  • Date  Oct. 29, 2015, 9:46 p.m.
  • User  Unknown

New issue submitted

  • Date  Nov. 3, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Subject changed to »Tune: Dark Mile« (previously »Tune Dark mile«)

  • Date  Dec. 19, 2022, 8:57 p.m.
  • User  Viktor Lehmann (tone2tone)

Assigned changed to »tone2tone« (previously »None«)
Disposition changed to »Needs help« (previously »New«)

I am not 100% sure I am getting it all, sorry. The dance “The Dark Mile” has “Inchgarth Strathspey” as lead tune. Fine. The submitted dance “Maggie ’ the Dales” has a lead tune called “Dark Mile”, and I can’t find a source for the tunes going along with the dance, and no recording is given for that dance. It was published in “25 dances for 25 years” from the RSCDS Ottawa Branch in 1991. Can someone with a copy look it up and tell if there are tunes or recordings for this dance?

  • Date  Dec. 22, 2022, 12:37 p.m.
  • User  Murrough Landon (murrough)

Disposition changed to »Fixed« (previously »Needs help«)

The Ottawa book says: “Music ‘The Dark Mile’, The Lothian Band, Second Celebration”, ie it is giving a recording not a tune.

That recording, intended for the dance The Dark Mile, uses “Inchgarth Strathspey”. So I think the tune The Dark Mile is a mistake and should be deleted. I have now done this.