CALEDONIAN  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Bar counts for dance patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Advance and Retire as couples in waltz hold.
    A Clare style (lift-2-3-4) is to be danced for the reels and hornpipes;  dancers
              often also batter-step with various patterns of heel-toe, toe-heel, etc.
    Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3) in Figure 4 except as shown.
    Documentation is based upon the Caledonian Set having been danced in 2004 at
          Ellenville, New York USA and Toronto, Canada.  Other versions are danced.
    Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
  
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (128 BARS)  
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5 or batter)8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions, lift-2-3-4 or batter-step)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once in waltz hold 4;
house half-way around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
house half-way around to home in waltz hold4;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
house half-way around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
house half-way around to home4;
All couples: advance and retire once in waltz hold4;
dance at home in waltz hold (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (96 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as in Figure One8;
dance at home as in Figure One8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold8;
dance at home as in Figure One8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: advance and retire once4; dance at home (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (192 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as in Figure One8;
dance at home as in Figure One8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once4; dance at home4;
advance and retire once4; house half-way around to opposite4;
advance and retire once4; dance at opposite4;
advance and retire once4; house half-way around to home4   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
dance at home in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    through   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  32.
All couples: advance and retire once4; dance at home (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (224 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (dance 1-2-3-gentle lift,
          1-2-123 or batter-step)8;
dance at home in waltz hold(down-2-3 or batter)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once4;
gents cross anticlockwise to the opposite lady, turning clockwise twice,
          as the ladies turn twice clockwise in-place4;
new couples:
          house each other8; advance and retire once4;
          gents cross anticlockwise to home, turning clockwise twice,
          as the ladies turn twice clockwise in-place4;
house each other8   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER";
dance at home in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   through   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples: advance and retire once4; dance at home (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   96.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- REELS (192 BARS)   
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as in Figure One8;
dance at home as in Figure One8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once4;
gents cross each other anticlockwise to their respective left lady,
          turning clockwise twice, as the ladies turn twice clockwise in-place4;
new couples:    repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until gents are again with original partners48;
original top couples:   house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: advance and retire once4; dance at home (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   
          Optionally dance a short version with only one quarterhouse and
          one full house (32 bars).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (lift-2-3-4 or batter step)16;
full house in waltz hold (may double the step)8;
advance and retire once (step, step, 3-4-5 or batter-step)4;
gents dance in and out once, turning clockwise once, while ladies dance
          two clockwise turns to the next position on the right4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are again at home128;
quarterhouse16;
full house8.

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