Hash with Daisy Chain
Jim Mayo calls a simple set of hash calls at the Dare To Be Square weekend held November 18-20, 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Many of the dancers on the floor had never before experienced modern square dancing—no walkthroughs!—and Jim was getting a sense of how the crowd would respond to that.
In this square, you'll see three of the weekend callers dancing—Bill Litchman, Bob Dalsemer, and Phil Jamison.
Musicians are Steve Hickman and Jim Morrison, fiddles; Claudio Buchwald, piano; Sam Bartlett, banjo. The tune is "Lady of the Lake."
The weekend was sponsored by the Folk School and by Country Dance and Song Society. It brought six well-known callers and 70 square dance enthusiasts together to explore many different styles of squares, including both traditional and modern. The documentation for the weekend includes these videotapes—nearly 100 by the time the whole series is uploaded—plus audio recordings and a syllabus.