A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Country Bumpkin

Author:  Michael Barraclough (with my thanks for permission to publish)
Formation: Set dance, 4 or 5 couples
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English

A1: Lines forward and back, cross with arches.
A2: 1s gallop down and up.
B1: 1s face across and start a grand chain.  When they meet at the bottom 1s make an arch.
B2: Other couples lead down through the arch, cast up to progressed places.

Said to work at any speed from a slow step-hop to a breakneck reel, and so could be very useful in almost any circumstances.

Video clip shows a slightly different version of this dance.