Larry Edelman - The Missing Link


Larry Edelman - The Missing Link


Transitional/Western 1950s


Larry Edelman, caller, cites this dance by Frank Tyrell as one of his favorites, marking the transitional moment between traditional and modern square dancing. It combines figures from the "around the set" visiting-couple tradition and the "across the set" quadrille tradition, and keeps more dancers active than was common in either tradition. This clip includes a walkthrough.

Recorded at Dare To Be Square, Brasstown, NC, November 19, 2011.

Musicians for this session were Steve Hickman, fiddle; Claudio Buchwald, piano; Phil Jamison, banjo; Jim Morrison, guitar; and Sam Bartlett, banjo. The tune is "Levantine's Barrel."

Date Created

November 19, 2011

Spatial Coverage

USA, North Carolina, Brasstown

Temporal Coverage

2000 -

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