CASHEL  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set, sometimes called the CASTLE SET, comes from County Tipperary, Ireland.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts for dance 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.
    Chain ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the center then left
             hands to the opposite gent (also at waist-height) dance around the gent, chain
             right-to-right in the center and chain left-to-left to-place with partner.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Edition of November 11, 2006 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (200 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other; all houses of the set are in waltz hold8;
pass through to opposite (ladies in the center, gents on the outside),
          turn clockwise on-the-spot4;
pass through to home (as above) and turn anticlockwise to face into the set4;
All couples: take right-hand-in-right and advance and retire twice8;
ladies swing with their near-corner gent (on the right),
          ending at his right (all swings of the set are in waltz hold)8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
ladies dance back to their original partner as the gents dance in-place2; all swing6;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   except ladies swing first with their far-corner gent
          (ladies dance left in front of partner)96.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other8;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4; ladies dance to the opposite gent,
          passing left-shoulder-to-shoulder2; take waltz hold and make one turn2;
as new partners, ladies join right hands in the center and couples lead around
          inside the set with gent’s arm around the waist of the lady8;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with ladies returning to their original partners32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   64.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (200 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
Top couples: first top gent and second top lady :
          swing in the center and reverse to-place between the couple originally
          on each dancer's respective left as they face into the set (the receiving
          couple hold inside hands and the third dancer of the trio holds the
          couple’s outside hands at their back)8;
first top lady and second top gent (the solo dancers) :
          advance and retire twice8;
Trios: advance and retire twice8; middle dancer of the trios dances to partner
          as the couples and the solo dancers dance in-place2
          swing as original couples at home6;
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with the second top gent and the first top lady leading48.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   96.
    FIGURE 4 -- HORNPIPES (152 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house to opposite2; double to home2; gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left
          (no turning)2; clap then stamp (two quicks, two slows for both) facing
          the opposite partner2;
as new partners, repeat the preceding eight bars8;
repeat the preceding sixteen bars16;
as original partners, house to opposite2; double to home -- note the dance
          pattern of these three lines ends halfway through an eight-bar phrase
          of music2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   36.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   36.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   36.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS or SLIDES (256 or 288 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples:

REPEAT  "MARKER" face anticlockwise; gent places arm behind the lady’s back; take left hands

          in front and right hands on the lady’s waist and lead around16 (dance to

          each position2, dance on-the-spot at each position2);

Top couples: in waltz hold, house around each other8;
still in waltz hold, slide to center and back4; house to opposite4; slide to the
          center and back4; house to home4;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (also give lefts to partner for a partial anticlockwise turn to
          the lead around position)8.
     Sometimes here, all couples take hands in a circle and advance
              and retire twice8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   56  (or 64).
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   56  (or 64).
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   56  (or 64).
All couples: lead around (as above)16.
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
    FIGURE 6 -- JIGS or POLKAS (120 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
gents dance in and turn to face anticlockwise (the lead around direction) as the
          ladies move to the next position on the right2; in open waltz hold,
          lead around to the gents’ original position6;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  until original partners lead around72;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.

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