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Thread #162192   Message #3858556
Posted By: Steve Gardham
02-Jun-17 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: tune names - may I vent?
Subject: RE: tune names - may I vent?
I sympathise, Leeneia. Most of our Brit bands are led by either the caller or the lead musician. IMO the lead musician should decide the tune sets unless the caller is also a musician and prefers regular sets for each dance. I was always part of or organised bands for public dancing and we always kept the dances easy and generally used the same tune sets for each dance. Never was interested in dancers' dances, but each to their own.

Having been with the same band for 30-odd years most of the tune titles were abbreviated, e.g., Rakes, Irish and Shandon was a set consisting of Rakes of Kildare, Irish Washerwoman and Shandon Bells usually used with the dance Bridge of Athlone.