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Cape Breton
Willie Fraser

Had a interesting visit with 90 year old Willie Fraser who is an expert step dancer and gaelic singer. Willie told me that when he was around 6 years of age he dreamt that a person visited him and said he was to become a dancer and taught him 5 steps. In the morning he told his father who then got out his fiddle so that Willie could show him the steps.  Over a period he dreamt a few more times that this person had visited him and in total got some 25 new steps.

A long time later he was visiting in Uist in Scotland and while doing the step dancing he noticed an old woman crying in the audience. After he compled his dancing he went up to see if she was ok and she told him that she hadn't seen such steps since her father had passed away some 70 years ago. Willie thus wondered if it was that person that had come to him in his dreams.

And Willie kindly gave me a couple of Gaelic songs for you to listen to

Gaelic Song 1

Music on the Stove Top

Gaelic Song 2

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