Highland Fling, England

Solo dance or couple dance known from oral tradition in the southern Lake District., the solo usually being taught to children.  The solo version is, of course, widely danced in Scotland.

Known to have been taught by the following dancing masters:

Dizzy Bryden of Whitehaven
Tommy Cannon of Underbarrow and Crosthwaite
James Howson teaching in Flookborough
Joseph William  Robinson (Old Jos)
Robert Carson Robinson, operating in the Millom and Barrow areas.
Stainton Robinson of Windermere

Information derived from interviews by Tom Flett with Lucy Short on 3 January 1960 (interviewed with Clara Boyle), Mrs W. Storey on 6 January 1960, Dorothy Chaplow (undated), Mrs Frances Gray (undated), Mr and Mrs Satterthwaite dated 26 & 29/8/1962 (plus original notes of same date), Addie Robinson on the  28 August 1962 (plus original notes of the same date), Harold Edgar on 15/9/1962 with William Wright on 17/9/1962 and from correspondence from Tom Barnes to Tom Flett dated 12 August 1962.

 

Links:

Adamson, William

Airey, Mrs George

Akrigg, Mr & Mrs Jack

Barnes, Tom

Batty, Mrs Arthur

Baynes, Mr & Mrs William

Beresford, Peter

Birbeck, Mrs

Brown, Mrs David

Chapman, Brian

Cookson, Mr & Mrs

Dixon, B

Halliwell, Mrs Belle

Hilton, Miss (Keswick)

Hird, Mrs Florence

Hobson, William B

Keith, Gertrude

Middleton, Dick

Pedder, Jack

Raw, Mrs

Ridding, Mrs S.E.

Robinson, Addie

Robinson, Grace

Robinson, Norman

Satterthwaite, Mr & Mrs T

Miss Lucy Short, White Platts, Ambleside, England, 3 January 1960

Smith, Mrs & Mrs Walter

Storey, Mrs W., Stavely, Westmorland, England, 6 January 1960

Thompson, Mrs H

Winder, Richard

Wood, Mr & Mrs Fred