FTX-121 - THE BARN DANCERS

A NORTH COUNTRY RANT

A complete Barn Dance Programme from the Border region of Cumberland and Northumberland - with over 60 tunes used for Country dances, Reels, Quadrilles & Old-time Couple dances - played on fiddle, harmonica, jews-harp, melodeon, piccolo, whistle - Jack Armstrong's Barnstormer's Band, and solo players: George Armstrong (fiddle), Billy Ballantine Piccolo), Bob Clarke (jews harp), Billy Conroy (tin whistle), Tom Edmondson (accordion), Jimmy & Tom Hunter (harmonica & fiddle), Jake Hutton, Ned Pearson, Jim Rutherford, Geordie & George Taylor - recorded 1954. The fun began when the MC called for The Grand March leading into the two figures of Circassian Circle - this way you met every single body
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GRAND MARCH - KEEL ROW COUNTRY DANCE - CIRCASSIAN CIRCLE - SQUARE EIGHT - HEEL & TOE POLKA - SARABAND & SPANISH WALTZ - RIBBON & HANDKERCHIEF DANCE - DROPS OF BRANDY - SOLDIER'S JOY - ROXBURGH CASTLE - BARBARY BELL - MORPETH RANT - CORN RIGS - KIELDER SCHOTTISCHE - NANCY DILL - MALTESE & PLAIN SCHOTTISCHE - SYLPH - NINEPINS - PIN REEL - POLKA MAZURKA - VARSOVIANA - TRIUMPH

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