S E T      F O R M A T I O N   COROFIN  PLAIN  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies first give right hands in the
            center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);
            couples take left hands and dance anticlockwise around each other (no arch);
            ladies dance right-shoulder-to-right to home without chaining in the center.
    Dance around partner:  In four bars of music, partners face one another, maintain eye
             contact, and dance clockwise around each other without touching.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (measures of music) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Documentation is based upon the Corofin Plain Set having been danced multiple
             times at Ellenville, New York USA and at North Olmsted, Ohio USA.
    Edition of December 19, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
     
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise with crossed-hands6; turn the lady under clockwise,
          right-hand-in-right2;
dance around partner (see heading)4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " ladies crossover, right-shoulder-to-right2; top gents crossover, left-shoulder-
          to-left2; top ladies crossover to home2; top gents crossover to home2;
ladies chain8;
dance around partner4; swing4.
ladies crossover, right-shoulder-to-right2; top gents crossover, left-shoulder-
          to-left2;
top ladies crossover to home2; top gents crossover to home2;
All couples: dance around partner4; swing4.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   40.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise with crossed-hands6; turn the lady under clockwise,
          right-hand-in-right as in Figure One2;
dance around partner4; swing4.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4; crossover anticlockwise to
          opposite, turning the lady twice under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
repeat the preceding eight bars to home8.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
Top couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
All couples: dance around partner4; swing4;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (176 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise with crossed-hands6; turn the lady under clockwise,
          right-hand-in-right as in Figure One2;
dance around partner4; swing4.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " first top gent and second top lady :
          dance around partner4 and swing4 in the center; keep high hands
          (gent’s left, lady’s right) and open-up and take partner’s closest hand2;
          dance as a line-of-four to opposite positions (first top lady leads);
          all drop hands near new positions and both couples face into the set6;
          advance and retire twice, bowing on bar six8.
advance and retire in waltz hold4; house to home4.
second top gent and first top lady :
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   and the second top lady leads the line-of-four across the set32.
All couples: dance around partner4; swing4.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  72.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (240 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise with crossed-hands6; turn the lady under clockwise,
          right-hand-in-right as in Figure One2;
dance around partner4; swing4.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " ladies chain8;
dance around partner4; swing4;
First top couple: house inside and leave the lady at the left of the second top gent8;
trio advance, gent holding ladies’ outside hands, and first top gent
          retires/stays at home2;
trio retire and advance and second top gent pulls the ladies’ hands down as he
          turns them to the first top man; take hands as above6;
new trio advance and second top gent retires/stays at home2;
trio retire and advance and first top gent pulls the ladies’ hands down and
          all turn to a circle-of-four6;
little Christmas8.
Top couples:

repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with second top couple leading48.

All couples: dance around partner4; swing4.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   104.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- REELS (208 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise with crossed-hands6; turn the lady under clockwise,
          right-hand-in-right as in Figure One2;
dance around partner4; swing4.
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " advance and retire once, in waltz hold4; dance at home (one revolution)4;
advance and retire4; house to opposite4;
repeat the preceding sixteen bars to home16 R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "R E P E A T     " M A R K E R ";
ladies chain8;
dance around partner4; swing4;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "    through  R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   32.
All couples: dance around partner4; swing4.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   88.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 6 -- POLKAS (208 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " swing in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and ladies dance to the
          next position on the right on the last two bars8;
repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   until original partners are again at home160;
swing in waltz hold8;
quarterhouse16.

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