KILFENORA  PLAIN  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Set to partner:  Partners face one another, in respective home positions, and
              dance in-place without touching.
    Swing and house in waltz hold.
    Chain:  low hand follow:  With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right
              hands in the center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into
              his partner's position);  partners take left hands and dance anticlockwise around
              one another (no arch) and the ladies dance to home without chaining in the center.
    Interlacing:  two couples dance four bars of a movement and as they begin the
              next four bars, the other two couples begin the four bars of the initial
              movement; interlacing in this set involves multiple movements (patterns).
    The set is danced very gently, with no battering.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Jim Barry at Ellenville,
              New York USA on March 29, 2003.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- QUADRILLES [ Single Reels and Jigs danced down-2-3
                                    or REELS, danced lift-2-3-4 ]   (96 BARS)
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite, ladies-in-center, then partners pass left
          shoulder-to-left-shoulder to-place4;
pass through to home as above4;
ladies chain8;
pass through as above4;
crossover anticlockwise to home in open waltz hold4.
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (112 BARS)   Dance down-2-3.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
REPEAT "MARKER" interlacing advance and retire, right-hand-in-right -- top couples begin;
          side couples should be near the center on the eighth bar8;
interlacing crossover anticlockwise then turn the lady under anticlockwise to
          place -- tops begin as sides retire above8;
repeat the interlacing advance and retire and crossover/turn the lady under
          to home positions16;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with side couples beginning the advance and retire
          then the crossover/turn the lady under 40;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (176 BARS)  Dance lift-2-3-4.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady (the dancing couple):   grasp right hands
         and dance a full-circle clockwise to end facing one another, with backs to
         respective home positions8;
         swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8;
dancing couple : 
         grasp left hands and dance a full-circle anticlockwise4;
         retain left hands and collect partners right-hand-in-right
         and dance as a line-of-four to opposite positions (release
         left hands when past set-center)4;
         solo dancers advance and retire once (acknowledge one another
         with a nod or bow)4;
Top couples: pass through to opposite, ladies-in-center, then partners pass left
         shoulder-to-left-shoulder to place4;
second top gent and first top lady repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    lead by the first side gent and the second side lady
         then by the second side gent and first side lady  64.
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- REELS (240 BARS)    Dance lift-2-3-4.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
first top couple house inside and leave the lady at the second top gent’s left side,
          forming a wheelbarrow formation  --  ladies give outside hands to the
          second top gent’s closest hand and the first top gent takes the ladies'
          inside hands underneath the trio’s joined hands8.
trio and one :
          advance and retire twice and ladies dance in beside the solo gent
          on the final two bars (no arches)8;
new trio and one :
          advance and retire twice and ladies dance to face one another
          on the final two bars and all form a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top couple leading (no ladies chain after the
          second little Christmas;  instead, reverse to-place on the final two
          bars)48.
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    96 (again, there is not a ladies chain after the second little
          Christmas by the Side Couples).
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (112 BARS)    Dance down-2-3.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance sevens in and out (waltz hold, weight on the trailing foot)4;
dance sevens anticlockwise to opposite2; dance sevens clockwise to face-in2;
ladies chain (from the opposite positions)8;
set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
dance sevens in and out (waltz hold, weight on the trailing foot)4;
dance sevens anticlockwise to opposite2; dance sevens clockwise to face-in2;
All couples: set to partner4; swing in waltz hold (two revolutions)4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 6 -- QUADRILLES, POLKAS, both danced down-2-3,
                            or HORNPIPES, danced lift-2-3-4 (160 BARS)
All couples: advance and retire twice in a hand-holding circle8;
swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16;
advance and retire once in a hand-holding circle4;
ladies right-hand pinwheel three-quarters around the set4;
swing new partner (four revolutions)8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners swing96;
full house in waltz hold8 (or advance and retire twice in a hand-holding circle).

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