Honour Your Partner: Square Dances with Calls

Honour Your Partner: Square Dances with Calls

N. Roy Clifton FW08825 / FW 8825

On this 1959 recording, Canadian square dance instructor N. Roy Clifton calls out 12 traditional square dances, accompanied by fiddle, accordion, piano, and percussion. Clifton’s liner notes provide detailed information on various aspects of the square dances, such as the similarities and differences between the three types of calls (prompt, patter, and singing) and the origins of each of the traditional tunes. The notes are followed by transcripts of all the dance calls and descriptions (some illustrated) of the steps, so that dancers can learn the figures on each track.

Year Released 1959
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1959 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Miscellany
Country(s) United States
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Instructional; Spoken word

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101 Life on the Ocean Wave N. Roy Clifton 3:49
102 Circle Three and Under the Arch N. Roy Clifton 2:58
103 Divide the Ring and Allemand Right N. Roy Clifton 6:27
104 Star in the Center and Chain for Four N. Roy Clifton 2:01
105 Right Hand Gent with the Right Hand Round N. Roy Clifton 3:38
106 Lady and Gent Go Seek, and Promenade N. Roy Clifton 5:22
201 Swing Your Own and Promenade the Corner N. Roy Clifton 1:55
202 Bobby Shaftoe N. Roy Clifton 4:40
203 Right Hand Up, Left Hand Under N. Roy Clifton 3:59
204 Round the Outside, Dosido, and Star N. Roy Clifton 3:37
205 Dip and Dive N. Roy Clifton 2:57
206 Birdie in the Cage N. Roy Clifton 4:42
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