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The Barn Dance Book (Book)

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An Indispensable Encyclopedia for all involved in running Barn Dance. 65 dances with suitable tunes plus and introductory section on dancing and playing in a country dance band.  Includes dances from a number of traditions, English, Scottish, American and Continental although selection leans heavily towards the English tradition.

THE DANCES

SINGLE CIRCLE

Tar Quadrille

The Grand Circle Dance

La Russe

Blaydon Races

Ninepins

The Dorset Ring Dance

Cumberland Square Eight

Circle Waltz

Westmorland Square Eight

French Peasants Dance

 

Serbian Dance

TRIANGULAR SET

Lucky Seven

Wind on Loch Fyne

Alabama Jubilee

 

 

LONGWAYS DANCE

DOUBLE CIRCLE

The Brighton Camp

Lancashire Reel

The Galopede

 

Weaver’s Galopede

COUPLE DANCES

The Oxo Reel

The Barn Dance

Clopton Bridge

Pat-a-cake Polka

Cumberland Long eight

St. Bernard’s Waltz

Stoke Golding Country Dance

Gay Gordons

Lover’s Knot

Fricassee

Devon Jig

 

Flying Scotsman

SICILIAN CIRCLE (couple facing couple)

Cumberland Reed

Buttered Peas

Farmers Jig

Sweets of May

Seep the Plough

Waltz Country Dance

Bridge of Athlone

Candyman Rag

Stafforshire Knot

Westmoreland Cottagers

Kewick Galopede

Wring out the Dishrag

Doubtful Shepherd

The Bradstone Reel

Tip to Barbados

The Chevot Rant

Strip the Willow

 

Haymakers

TRIPLE CIRCLE

The Willow Tree

Revecca’s Roundabout

 

Three Hand Star

LONG SET DANCES

The Six Reel

Riflemen

Three Meet

Nottingham Square

The Dashing White Sergeant

Norfolk Long Dance

 

The Steamboat

SQUARE SETS

Hunt the Hare

Buffalo Girls

The Tempest

Coming Round the Mountain

Portland Fancy

Celebration Square

Haste to the Wedding










































 

 

 

Contents:

Contents

Introduction

What is a Barn Dance?

Playing the Tunes (inc. Bparts)

Melody –line instruments

Violin (fiddle), flute

recorder, whilste, clarinet

the accordion

the melodeon

Accompanying instruments

keyboards

guitars

bass instruments

percussion

Amplification

Where the Dances Came From

The Figures

Holding Your Partner

Dance Steps

Rhythm and Tunes

Jigs, Slip Jigs, Reels

Polkas, Hornpipes, Waltzes

Calling

Some People to Beware of

How to Organise a Barn Dance

The Dances (65)

Playing and Dancing

Single Circle Dances   x 8

Double Circle Dances x 14

Triple Circle Dances x 5

Square Dances x 9

Longways Dances x 21

Long Set Dances x 8

Special Occasions

Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas

Index of Dances and Tunes


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