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The Barley Mow

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 to 3 W while 1W starts 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


ins_barley_mow.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/15 22:02 by nashjc