Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Barton Barbecue

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BARTON BARBECUE (R4x32) 4C set Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
9-16 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, all turn RH 1½ times
17-24 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across and LH back
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Barton Barbecue (R4x32) 4C set Sue Petyt Tartan Rainbow

1-4 First and second couples dance half rights and lefts
5-8 First and third couples dance half rights and lefts
9-12 First and fourth couples dance half rights and lefts
13-16 All turn partners right hand one and a half times
17-20 Second couple with third couples, first couple with fourth couples dance right hands across all the way round
21-24 Second couple with third couples, first couple with fourth couples dance left hands across all the way round
25-32 Second, third, fourth and first couples circle round and back
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 1994)


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Dance Information

The music for this dance is available on the CD We Twa recorded by Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw Band.
This dance was written for the annual Barton-upon-Humber Barbecue, which is attended by many non-dancers, as well as those with more experience.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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