One source for singing calls that has recently become available is the Sets
In Order Year Books. All 8 of them have recently become available on the
web site. In the indexes of each the dances are listed by name.
In a message dated 6/12/2017 10:47:44 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I found this clip online but I could not make out your calls. Would you
On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:41 PM, Robert Livingston rlivngstn(a)yahoo.com
[trad-dance-callers] <trad-dance-callers(a)yahoogroups.com> wrote:
Absolutely, among those dancing on a regular basis (and those who drop in)
4Poster-Soldiers Joy is #1. Can't go home without calling it (just
fancy goal posting)
Next is Engine #9..."1st couple round the hollow, 2 & 3 will follow, 4
make an arch and come on thru."
Down in the Caribbean Great beat, Hank Snow song. These tunes are not
that difficult and if I start calling
a cappella someone picks up the rhythm. From the Falltown String Band
and we'll do it Saturday at Chesterfield. (MA)
These are the favorites not found in your usual searches. So many
American tunes were used for squares and are old enough
(1800s early 1900s) to be out of copyright.
Find Tod Whittemore's "San Antonio Rose" figure on line - it's a
figure and should be brought back..
From: "Rich Sbardella richsbardella(a)gmail.com [trad-dance-callers]"
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:12 PM
Subject: [trad-dance-callers] Singing Squares
I am curious what singing calls, if any, are being called nowadays. I am
hoping to build a traditional"singing square dance locally, and hope to use
tunes that bands might have heard or been exposed to.
I am familiar with the ones on Ralph Sweet's CD and Bob Dalsemer's two