A Barn Dance Repertoire
by Thomas Green
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Farmer's Gallop

Author:  adapted from Farmer's Jig by Liam Robinson
Formation: Big circle
Difficulty:  1
Style:  English
Big circle of couples one behind the other, all facing anti-clockwise, woman on right of her partner (i.e.  women on the outside)

A1: Standing beside partner, facing anti-clockwise, take inside hands and walk forward 8 steps; then turn individually and walk 8 steps back .
A2: Face partner, take 2 hands, take 4 slip steps anti-clockwise (man's left, woman's right) ; then 4 slip steps back.
B1: Turn partner by right hand; turn partner by left hand.
B2: Look on your left diagonal - swing that person.  This is your new partner.

Music:  32-bar jigs