Mudcat Café message #3579946 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: OlgaJ
29-Nov-13 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good caller?
Subject: RE: What makes a good caller?
I totally agree Guest. As musicians we have occasionally been totally embarrassed by this sort of caller. There is nothing worse than a caller who assumes everyone knows all the moves and gets angry when something goes wrong. Sadly its these same callers who cry out that there are no younger dancers coming up. Is it any surprise? As more and more of the 'proper dancers' find they can't dance any more due to advancing age and increased disability the callers will find there is no-one to call to. Its a good thing there are still enough good, patient callers and musicians out there to make most public barn dances, ceilidhs and private functions the sort of fun that they should be.