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Thread #95171   Message #1848883
Posted By: GUEST
02-Oct-06 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Perth Glovers March
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Perth Glovers March
'"Sword dance and Hieland Danses" were included at a reception for Anne of Denmark at Edinburgh in 1589 (6) and a mixture of sword dance and acrobatics was performed before [[James VI]] in 1617 (New Statistical Account of Scotland Edinb. 1845 x, pp. 44-45) and again for Charles I in 1633, by the Incorporation of Skinners and [[Glovers]] of [[Perth]], "his Majesty's chair being set upon the wall next to the Water of Tay whereupon was a floating stage of timber clad about with birks, upon the which for his Majesty's welcome and entry thirteen of our brethren of this calling of Glovers with green caps, silver strings, red ribbons, white shoes and bells upon their legs, shearing rapiers in their hands and all other abulzements, danced our sword dance with many difficult knots and allapallajesse, five being under and five above upon their shoulders, three of them dancing through their feet and about them, drinking wine and breaking glasses. Which (God be praised) was acted and done without hurt or skaith to any."'

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