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Issue 905: St Andrew's Fair

St Andrew's Fair (Dance)
Assigned to
Eric Ferguson

In his leaflet for the dance St Andrew’s Fair, which he devised, Roy Goldring instructs the 2nd couple ONLY to step up on bars 3 and 4. The 3rd couple should stay where they are and NOT step up and down again. In the video labelled as “Good”, this mistake should be mentioned, I feel, as it is misleading not to do so.

Previous Actions

  • Date  March 3, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
  • User  Jacmel Dent (jacmeld)

New issue submitted

  • Date  March 4, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Assigned changed to »EricFerguson« (previously »None«)
Disposition changed to »Fixed« (previously »New«)

Have added a note to the dance and to the video. Fixed. Eric

  • Date  March 4, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
  • User  Anselm Lingnau (anselm)

Disposition changed to »Being handled« (previously »Fixed«)

Both the RSCDS “Five Scottish Country Dances 1982” book and the combined A5 book “Leaflet Dances 1964–1998” specify that only 2nd couple steps up on bars 3–4. We would usually add an “Extra Info” note if the instructions changed at some point but as there is no ambiguity in this case I don’t think this warrants one. We don’t want to have to add similar notes to all sorts of other dances just because this dance has one and otherwise it would look strange. Please remove the note again.

The note on the video is fine as far as I’m concerned.

  • Date  March 4, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Note removed as requested. Fixed. Eric.

  • Date  March 17, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Disposition changed to »Fixed« (previously »Being handled«)