S E T    F O R M A T I O N   ARMAGH  QUADRILLES  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set from County Armagh, Ireland is to be danced very gently
              with absolutely no battering.
    The music should be slow and the steps (down-2-3, and as shown below)
              should be very low to the floor.
    First side couple is right of first top couple.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Bar counts for patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Ladies Chain:  Ladies take right hands in the center then take the opposite gent’s left
          forearm; make two turns arm-in-arm at the gent’s position; dance back to home
          without touching hands in the center.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot throughout.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by taught by Mary Fox at Milwaukee,
              Wisconsin USA, August 2004.  Another version exists.
    Edition of March 03, 2007 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS or MARCHES (136 BARS)   
 Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" pass through to opposite, with ladies on the inside,
          and pass left shoulder to left shoulder to-place4;
pass through to home and to-place as above4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER" 32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER" 64.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS or MARCHES (104 BARS)   
Top couples:  REPEAT  "MARKER" advance and retire once, right hand in right (1-2-3-lift and cross the other
          foot without putting weight on last forward step/cross; rather,
          swing the lifted-foot and begin the retire with that foot)4;
pass through as in Figure One4;
advance and retire once, right hand in right4; pass through as in Figure One4;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS or MARCHES (136 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady take left hands in the
          center and dance one anticlockwise turn4;
take original partners in open-waltz hold and lead around to
          opposite, dropping left hands after three bars4;
Top couples: slide in and out once, in waltz hold (1-2, 1-lift/cross)4;
slide to home, in waltz hold, with gents back to back (four slides:
          1-2, 1-2, 1-2 then anticlockwise to-place 1-2--not a gallop)4;
ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8.
All couples:

repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top gent/first top lady,

          first side gent/second side lady,
          then second side gent/first side lady leading96.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS or MARCHES (200 BARS)
First top couple: REPEAT  "MARKER" house inside and leave lady at second top gent’s left who takes ladies’
          outside hands and the first top gent takes the ladies’ inside hands
          underneath the others’ arms8.

Wheelbarrow (T-figure):  trio and solo gent advance and retire twice; on

          bar six, still holding hands, pull upward turning ladies beside the
          other man8.
new trio and solo gent advance and retire twice; on bar six, pull upward to
          turn the ladies to a circle-of-four8.
Top couples: little Christmas6; reverse to place2;
ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side then second side
          couple leading144.
    FIGURE 5 -- JIGS or MARCHES (128 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing
          a 1-2-3-lift/cross step8;
swing in waltz hold8;
lead around in open waltz hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice, dancing
          a 1-2-3-lift/cross step8;
corners swing in waltz hold, ending at the gents’ home (also known as
          swing behind -- gents face left and ladies face right)8;
lead around in open-waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners swing in waltz hold72.

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