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This   dance   from   Ottawa   was   devised   to   celebrate   a   workshop   –   for   Eileen   Black’s   organisation   of   the   Jones   Falls Weekend Workshops for 25 years on behalf of the RSCDS Ottawa Branch. (Charlie   also   devised   The   Cape   Breton   Hornpipe    and   George   Watson   of   Tipperlinn,   which   is   included   on   Coast   to Coast with Scotch Mist .) Jones    Falls    Dam    is    a    dam    on    the    Rideau    Canal located    in    Rideau    Lakes,    Leeds    and    Grenville United   Counties,   Ontario,   that   was   built   to   tame the   mile-long   series   of   rapids   and   falls   that   runs through   the   Jones   Falls.   The   dam   was   built   by   John Redpath   and Thomas   McKay   and   when   completed   in 1832   was   the   largest   dam   in   North America   and   the British   Empire.   At   Jones   Falls,   boats   rise   and   fall almost   60   feet   via   a   set   of   four   canal   locks,   and   the dam,      nicknamed      the      Whispering      Dam,      is approximately   360   feet   long,   60   feet   (18   m)   high and   27   feet   (8   m)   thick   at   the   base.   It   was   built with    large    sandstone    blocks    that    were    quarried approximately   2.5   miles   inland   from   the   north   end of   the   lake,   near   Elgin,   Ontario,   hauled   by   oxen   to a   landing,   then   moved   by   scow   to   the   dam   site   and shaped   there.   No   mortar   or   cement   was   used   in   the construction   of   Jones   Falls   Dam.   The   blocks   were   set   in   a   giant   arch,   with   the   pressure   of   the   water   behind   the dam   pushing   the   perfectly   dressed   blocks   together,   like   an   arch   used   in   building   structures.   It   is   called   the ‘Whispering   Dam’   because   if   a   person   stands   at   one   edge   of   the   dam,   near   the   top,   and   another   person   stands   at the   other   edge,   the   two   can   communicate   quite   well   over   a   distance   of   almost   360   feet   (110   m).   This   is   because of the shape of the dam in an arch with no mortar. At   the   peak   of   construction,   260   men   worked   at   the   Jones   Falls   site:   40   of   them   were   stonemasons   needed   to   cut and   dress   the   quarried   sandstone   blocks.   Malaria   hit   the   workforce   hard   in   the   summer   of   1828   and   subsequent years, killing dozens and disabling most of the others for weeks at a time.
Taught/practised on: 2016 August 7 th
JONES FALLS HORNPIPE  (R8x32) Charlie Inglis (2001 Leaflet)  1- 8 1s   set,   cast   1   place,   1L+2s   &   1M+3s   dance   RH   across,   1s   finish   B-to-B in centre,1L facing up, 1M facing down  9-16 2s+1s+3s   set   as   in   DT,   1L   cast   round   2L,1M   cast   round   3M   &   dance into centre, 1L facing down, 1M facing up, 2s+1s+3s set as in DT 17-20 1M   cast   round   2L   as   1L   cast   round   3M   into   2nd   place   opposite   sides whilst 2s+3s dance ½ R&L starting on sides 21-24 3s+1s+2s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on opposite sides 25-28 1s   ¾   turn   LH.   1M   cast   round   3M   position,   1L   cast   round   1L   position into 2nd place own sides whilst 2s+3s dance ½ R&L starting on sides 29-32 3s+1s+2s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 on own sides