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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.