CARAGH  LAKE  SET
                            2008   Larry E. Taylor.

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    This set, sometimes identified as CARAGH LAKE JIG SET, is from County Kerry, Ireland.
    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.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Documentation is based upon workshops taught by Patrick O’Dea (May 2000, Pittsburgh,
        Pennsylvania USA) and Pat Murphy (November 1996, Catskills Mountains of New York USA).
    Edition of April 1, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (136 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
square-the-house :
          take waltz hold, with gents backs to the center, and dance a five-step
          (step, close, 1-2-3) to the gents’ left2; with the gents dancing backward,
          dance a five-step toward the next corner (gents step back on the right foot,
          ladies forward on the left foot ( back-the-man)2; dance to the opposite
          position, turning clockwise once, ending with the gents’ backs to the center4;
          repeat the five lines above to home8;
d i a m o n d :
          still in waltz hold, slide to the first position on the right (gents backs to
          center), turn one-quarter clockwise so ladies’ backs are to the center2;
          repeat the two lines above two times to home (ladies have their backs to
          the center when dancing to the second and fourth positions)6.
Top couples with the couple on their left:   pinwheel clockwise with the right hands8.
All couples: swing (all swings of the set are in waltz hold)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  48.
All couples: lead around, square-the-house and diamond as above32.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (152 BARS)    
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around,  square-the-house  and  diamond  as in Figure One32.
Top couples: gents :
          crossover right-shoulder-to-right2; swing the opposite lady6.
          in waltz hold with new partners, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at opposite (one brisk turn)2;  gents dance to home2;
original partners swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: lead around, square-the-house and diamond as in Figure One32.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (248 BARS)    
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around, square-the-house and diamond  as in Figure One32.
Top couples: swing8;
slide in and out in waltz hold4; dance at home (one revolution)4;
gents dance to the lady on the left2; swing in waltz hold6;
gents dance the three lines above with the next two left ladies, in turn,
          and end by dancing to their original partner48;
original partners swing8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  104.
All couples: lead around, square-the-house and diamond as in Figure One32.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (328 BARS)    
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around,  square-the-house  and  diamond  as in Figure One32.
Top couples: in waltz hold, dance at home (two revolutions)8; slide in and out4;  dance at
          home (one revolution) and line-up (first top couple face out of the set
          from their home; second top couple line-up behind first top
          but at their own home)4.
Side couples: in waltz hold, dance at home (two revolutions)8;  slide in and out4; dance
          at home (one revolution) and line-up between top couples, with first
          side couple behind first top couple4.
All couples: lead-off once (gents dance left and around, ladies dance right and around);
          meet partner at second top’s position and lead around with 
          crossed-hands to home (the third couple must shortcut by turning
          clockwise to the lead around position)8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples, top couples, then side couples leading216.
All couples: lead around, square-the-house and diamond as in Figure One32.
    FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (176 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square to opposite (in waltz hold, dance 1-2-3-kick and turn one quarter,
          ending in the far-right corner; dance backward 1-2-123 and turn
          clockwise into the opposite position)4;
house (all houses of the set are in waltz hold) to home4;
repeat the four lines above three times24;
house around each other8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   80.
    FIGURE 6 -- REELS (144 BARS)      
Dance ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3-4 and step, step, 3-4-5).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise to opposite, holding crossed-hands in
          front (rights on top)4;
turn the lady under-the-finger clockwise twice, right-hand-in-right, as
          all dance to home4.
First top couple: in waltz hold, advance and retire once (step, step, 3-4-5)4;
dance at home in waltz hold, making one revolution4.
Top couples: gents: 
          crossover (right-shoulder-to-right shoulder)2; swing the opposite lady6;
          left-arm hook in center and dance two and one-half anticlockwise turns
          and dance to respective homes8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple,  second top couple,  then second side
          couple leading96.
lead around anticlockwise to opposite, holding crossed-hands in front4;
turn the lady under-the-finger clockwise twice, right-hand-in-right, as .
          all dance to home4
    FIGURE 7 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16;
full house8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire once (lift-2-3-stamp, back 2-3)4;
ladies (as gents dance in-place without touching or turning) :
          dance an upside down u-pattern --
              take hands in a circle and advance1; dance on-the-spot1;
              dance anticlockwise1; release hands and retire (dance backward) to
              the next position on the right1.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   to re-establish original partners96;
quarterhouse16;
full house8.

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