By John G. Gibson
Gaelic Scotland’s cultural checklist is quite often pre-literate, and references to bop have needed to be sought in Gaelic songs, a lot of that have been transcribed on paper via those that knew their tradition may be misplaced with the decline in their language. the enhanced Scottish tradition depended proudly at the instructing of dancing and the literate studying and transmission of track in accompaniment. hoping on fieldwork in Nova Scotia, and on mentions of dance in Gaelic music and verse in Scotland and Nova Scotia, John Gibson lines the historic roots of step-dancing, relatively the older different types of dancing originating within the Gaelic–speaking Scottish Highlands. He additionally areas the present culture as a improvement and a part of the a lot better British and eu percussive dance tradition.
With perception accrued via written assets, stories, songs, manuscripts, publication references, interviews, and conversations, Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing brings an incredible point of Gaelic historical past to the leading edge of cultural debate.
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Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing: An Historical and Ethnographic Perspective (McGill-Queen's Studies in Ethnic History) by John G. Gibson