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Honour Your Partner: Square Dances with Calls

Honour Your Partner: Square Dances with Calls

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.

Track Listing

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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