Ozarks - Cooper's Barn Square #4
Cabool, Missouri: Ozark square dance footage recorded by Gordon McCann and shared with the Square Dance History Project. The fiddler is Bob Holt, recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship in 1999. He is playing at a tempo of about 146 beats per minute. The tune is "Katy Hill."
Other musicians have been identified as Jim Beeler on banjo, and Alvie Dooms and Ted Heavner on guitars.
Traditional dancers here do not follow one caller at the microphone; instead, each set has its own caller, one of the dancers. In this clip, you can see different squares doing different figures to the same tune; look at about the 1:00 mark to see this clearly.
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