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The Appalachian clogging group "Kick the Cat" practice every Tuesday at 7.30, Dean Bowling Club, Comely Bank.  Good venue with the cheapest beer in Edinburgh.

They're looking for someone to play live for them.  I could, but I do klezmer every second Tuesday and I wouldn't want to do that kind of music solo.

Anybody up for it?
Well that got a lot of response I don't think.

Why would people learn these tunes if they don't want to play them for the purpose they were intended?
There's not a lot of traffic on this forum, Jack - my fault, as I always seem to busy knee-deep in other projects. Also, many of the forum members are learners, and simply don't have the confidence. Yet. 

I have played for stepdancing before, as well as flat-foot dancing. And of course ceilidh dancing, and I have to say it's a thrill, and it reminds you what the music is for. I wonder if people could be enticed in another way? A workshop, perhaps, exploring the music and how to play for dancing. If it were a day workshop, the music could be the focus in the morning, and then the stepdancers could attend the afternoon session. Who knows, perhaps a public performance/dance in the evening where it all combines?

I'm doing my old-time workshop in Fife in June (further details), although the focus is on tunes and songs. If I could get some flyers for the dancing I would pass them out.