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Author Gibson, John G. (John Graham), 1941- author

Title Gaelic Cape Breton step-dancing : an historical and ethnographic perspective / John G. Gibson
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
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Series McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two ; ; 43
McGill-Queen's studies in ethnic history. Series two ; 43
Contents The religious background in Scotland, 1746-1846 -- Step-dancing in Catholic Gaelic Cape Breton and northeastern Nova Scotia from 1790 -- The Mary "Tulloch" Macdonald phenomenon examined -- Dancing in the Catholic Margarees, Glendale, and Boisdale -- The Gluasad GĂ idhealach/Gaelic movement in Cape Breton, 1919-46 -- Step-dancing in Presbyterian Cape Breton from 1790 -- The evidence for step-dancing in Scotland, 1775-1848 -- Dancing in moderate Presbyterian Gaelic parishes in Scotland -- Dancing in inland Gaelic Strathspey and northwestern Perthshire -- Changes in dancing in Gaelic Scotland : the dancing record from Gaelic songs, 1850-85 -- The four doctors, an t-Ă’ranaiche/The songster, and others, 1879-1914 -- Scottish attitudes to dance : twentieth-century letters from Gaelic Scotland -- Dancing schools and dancing-masters in Gaelic Scotland, 1775-1845 -- Last words : a Scottish country dancing enigma
Summary Placing the phenomenon of Gaelic Cape Breton step-dancing into an historical perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Step dancing -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island -- History.
Step dancing -- Scotland -- History.
Cape Breton Island (N.S.) -- Social life and customs.
Scotland -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773550607 (electronic bk.)
0773550615 (electronic bk.)
9780773550605 (electronic bk.)
9780773550612 (electronic bk.)