Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bye Bye, Barbara

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BYE, BYE, BARBARA (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Campbell Who's Who in Toronto

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s cast and 2s lead up to top, 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who finish in centre, 1L facing up, 1M facing down
25-32 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance reels of 3 across, (1s LSh to 1st corners to start) 213

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


Bye Bye, Barbara
Ann Campbell   Who's Who in Toronto
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across;

  5-6   retaining right hand hold, 2s lead up one place WHILE 1s cast;

  7-8   giving left shoulder, 1s cross to face first corners;

  9-16 1s dance corners' chain with first corners, finishing facing second corners;

17-24 1s dance corners' chain with second corners, finishing 1L facing up, 1M down;

25-32 2s1L 1M3s reels of 3 across, 1s giving left shoulder to first corners to start, all finishing 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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Dance Information

The dance, Bye Bye, Barbara, was devised in 2006 for Barbara McNutt who was moving from Toronto to British Columbia.

In 2005, she went to a TAC Summer School on Vancouver Island. As part of that visit she took a stroll along the shore at Qualicum Beach. A chap came strolling from the other direction... It was her high school sweetheart from long, long ago. Both had married others and now were single again.

They reconnected and a year later, Barbara moved to British Columbia to marry the chap. Hence, Bye Bye Barbara.

Barbara McNutt Image
Barbara McNutt



Dance Information by Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved.
Image Copyright Barbara McNutt, Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2018.

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