In my OP I was really referring to ONS-type events for beginners such as was inflicted
upon hapless beginners at the Southbank RFH Clore Ballroom on Jan 1 2017..
This is the group I was witnessing - notice the caller in silver pants - FGS.
They might be subverting the lore of the ceilidh whatever - but they can't call
As I witnessed there was far too much gab from their caller(s), during which the attention
of their audience - the general pubic - was lost. The muffled sound system - shouting
didn't help - made whatever they were saying completely inaudible anyway.
Why didn't their caller(s) use radio mics to call from the floor with the dancers? Aha
- perhaps the ego-tripping of subversion performance is enhanced by remaining aloof on the
If this is subversion then they succeeded. Sadly ceilidhs / folk dances are rarely held at
the Southbank. This was yet another opportunity lost.
P.S. And 'no' telling them to lessen the gab and increase the dancing wasn't