Sir Walter Scott, The Heart of Mid-Lothian
SIR WALTER SCOTT
A Celebration through Scottish Music and Dance
The Heart of Mid-Lothian
Celebrating the life of Sir Walter Scott, 250 years after his birth, this book is inspired by a leaflet originally published in 1820, entitled The Heart of Mid-Lothian, a reel, the Laird of Dumbiedike’s Favorite and Madge Wildfire’s Strathspey and Reel, to which are added two favourite dances for 1820.
Inspired by Walter Scott’s novel of the same name, the original publication contained the instructions for six country dances. However, this 2021 anniversary issue is much more than a book of dance instructions – it aims to take you on a journey through 19th century Scotland, sharing the life of Walter Scott, bringing to life the novel’s characters, while helping the reader experience the Scottish dancing scene of Edinburgh in the 1820s.
Illustrations from the period sit side by side with the original dance instructions and music. Modern reconstructions and music arrangements help dancers enjoy an influential time in dancing history.
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