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  • Melin, Mats H. (University of Limerick, 2012)
    Cape Breton step dancing is the regional label, given to the vernacular form of percussive step dance found in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Whether improvised or choreographed into a routine, this dance genre ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (Dance Research Forum Ireland, 2010)
    The connection between dancers and musicians are very strong in the dancing communities of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. At many social events where music features dance is a natural companion. At musical sessions ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (https://vimeo.com/122226292, 2014)
    Piper's Schottische was devised in 2014 by Mats Melin and is based on the aesthetic dance style of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Description available at https://limerick.academia.edu/MatsMelin/Choreographies . The ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (University of Limerick, 2005)
    Since about 1990 Cape Breton musicians and step dancers have been invited to Scotland to share, through workshops and concerts, their style of music and dance. A relatively small number of the traditional dancing and music ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (https://vimeo.com/122226293, 2007)
    Dance devised by Mats Melin in October 2007 whilst teaching Ceilidh dancing on board the cruise ship Queen Mary 2 crossing the Atlantic from Southampton to New York and back with the Ian Muir Sound from Prestwick. The ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (Dance Research Forum Ireland, 2006)
    Thoughts on where Scottish Traditional dancing is at in 2006. Traditions are forever changing and evolving but I see the pace of this change accelerating. The processes of change of yesteryear were slower but many aspects ...
  • Melin, Mats H. (Canadian Society for Traditional Music, 2013)
    clips of Cape Breton step dancing of old is difficult. As a dance genre it was passed on informally at home or at house ceilidhs for generations since the arrival of Europeans to Cape Breton in the late 17th Century. ...

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