Country Bumpkin

By Michael Barraclough; 1979

Longways, 4-6 couples


Long lines forward and back (8)

(Line on right side raise joined hands to make arches)

Trade places with partner (left side people going under the arches) (8)


Top couple gallop down and back (16)

(Top couple face across; others face up)


Horseshoe Grand Chain (32):

    Top couple start a grand chain, pulling in others one by one.

    Top couple meet at the bottom and make a two-handed arch.

    Others continue grand chain to meet below the arch,

        come through the arch, and continue up to re-form the set.

Very satisfying when the Horseshoe Grand Chain is taught carefully. For a visual, someone from England suggested "Up one trouser leg and down the other."