The dancing gets off to a great start with The Gay Gordons, the well known march from the First World War. Named for The Gordon Highlanders, this dance remains very popular and is danced to any 4/4 march. However, the original tune composed by Pipe Major George S McLennan, entitled The Gordon Highlanders March is played most often. The dance is performed in couples, in what is known as a “round the room” dance.
Part of The Commonwealth Ceilidh programme (commonwealthceilidh.org) produced by The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (rscds.org) and Get Scotland Dancing (getscotlanddancing.org)