Scottish country dance videos may help, as in many cases there is no caller, and
40-bar/80-beat dances are much more common than in contra. For example, here's
Mairi's Wedding, a forty-bar reel:
Or search for Type: Reel or Jig; Bars: 40; Video: checked
Two provisos - SCDs usually run only eight times through and the music goes rather more
slowly than contra (108-16 vs 120-130 bpm).
Jonathan King wrote:
I'm looking for an online tune for practicing
calling "Major Hey" - it has five sixteen-beat parts (80 beats). I'm looking
for just an instrumental version of some 80 beat tune, no calling, no singing.