Tony Parkes - The Route (Concord, MA)


Tony Parkes - The Route (Concord, MA)


Northern / Prompt & Patter


The caller is Tony Parkes; musicians are Yankee Ingenuity (Jack O'Connor, mandolin; Mary Lea, fiddle; Cal Howard, bass; Peter Barnes, piano), joined by Steve Hickman, fiddle and harmonica. Filmed by Bob Dalsemer in 1992 at the Scout House, Concord, MA. The dance is sometimes spelled "Route," perhaps because that word is in some parts of the country pronounced the same as Rout. In any event, in the hands of a less than skilled caller the dance can easily become a rout!

Larry Jennings, dance caller, composer, collector, author, and prominent organizer in the Boston area, is visible at the start of the video, dancing in the center of the hall and wearing what appears to be a pale orange shirt.


Bob Dalsemer

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Bob Dalsemer

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USA, Massachusetts, Concord

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