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Posted By: GUEST
02-Oct-06 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Perth Glovers March
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Perth Glovers March
"There is still a tune known as the 'Perth Glovers' March,' said to have been heard in 1559; and if this is genuine, it may be looked upon as the oldest dance music in Scotland. When Charles I. was in Perth, in July 1633, he was entertained by a sword dance performed by thirteen of the company of Glovers, perhaps to the tune named above; they wore green caps and silver strings and ribbons, and white shoes with bells about their legs, so it was, perhaps, a kind of Morris dance. At any rate, they danced with many difficult knots and 'alla fallagessa.'"