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Deer Park Lancers - Tony Parkes

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Deer Park Lancers - Tony Parkes


This dance was taught by Tony Parkes as part of his workshop session on New England Square Dances, recorded November 19, 2011, at the Dare To Be Square Weekend, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Co-sponsored by the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS), the event brought together six experienced callers representing different styles of traditional and modern square dance with about 70 square dance enthusiasts.

The dance was adapted by several New England callers through the years from Figure 1 of the Deer Park Lancers, which appears in call books of the 1890s attributed to a Prof. G.T. Sheldon. Ed Moody, writing in Ralph Page's magazine Northern Junket in 1970, gave Ralph the credit for discovering and reviving it.

Musicians for this workshop were Jim Morrison and Steve Hickman, fiddles; Claudio Buchwald, piano; Sam Bartlett, banjo. The tune is "Reel de Montreal."

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November 19, 2011

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