Step-dancing at house parties | Bowing Down Home
NM – Neil MacCannell
KP – Curator Ken Perlman
NM They'd be requested to step dance; usually there was two or three step dancers among the group.
KP I was told they each had their favorite tunes, is that true?
NM Oh yes, most of the step dancers. though, that I can recall asked for Lord MacDonald's Reel.
KP We've heard that. Why do you suppose that is?
NM Oh, they knew the tune and it was a pretty good beat, too. But I notice a lot of step dancers today will ask for Big John MacNeil.