From John Garden:
Barley Mow to the tune for 'Linnen Hall' midi
Triple minor longways dance from Thompson, Twenty Four Country Dance, 1779.
A1 With 8 steps 1s hands round 3 with the 2.d Wo. then with another 8 steps 1s the same with 2.d Man A2 1s cross over & then half figure by going around neighbouring 2, cutting up between the 2s and the casting into progressed position on proper side, then from this middle lead thro' 3s at the bottom & cast up B1 hands 3 round Man at bottom & W. at top at the same time the Hey the same (1M starts l.sh. to 3 W while 1W starts l.sh. to 2M) B2 hands 6 half round & back again allemand half round and back again (as this seems a little busy I might stay with the Apted B2 here, i.e. Hands 6 left and right.)
The Apted editor put this dance to the tune 'Linnen Hall'. The Apted version of the dance differs from that given below by interpreting the' half figure' in A2 as the same as a cast, and thus having the 1s improper when leading through and starting the
One reason the Apted editors might have used 'Linnen Hall' for 'The Barley Mow' is that the instructions for the dance which Thompson had originally go with 'Linnen Hall' are a little confusing, as it requires either a 3 part tune or a tedious repeat in
A1 Right hands across Left hands back again A2 lead down 2 Cu. up again & cast off B1 turn your Partner with your right hand the same with your left hand B2 Lead thro' the bottom come up one Cu. lead thro' the top & cast off C1&2 lead outsides