A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Reel of Ballymore

Author:  Leslie Haworth
Formation: Big circle, mixer
Difficulty:  2
All in big circle, women on partner's right

A1: All into middle for 4 steps and back out; repeat.
A2: Promenade partner 8 steps anti-clockwise; all turn back and men move on and promenade their neighbour who is now the woman in front, 8 steps clockwise.  This is your new partner.  (Women have moved one place on, men have moved one place back.) End the promenade with partners facing - men facing out, women facing in.
Facing your new partner, the person beside him/her on your diagonal left is your left-person and the person the other side is your right-person.  (The left-person is your old partner.) Now going to do allemandes with these three people, walking in a little figure-of-eight track.
B1: Go past your partner giving right hands to face your right-person.  Turn your right-person halfway with the left hand to face your partner.  Go past your partner giving right hands to face your left-person.  Turn your left-person halfway with the left hand to face your partner.
B2: Long swing with (new) partner.  (Or balance and swing if preferred.)


Music:  32-bar (jigs good because long swing)