CLARE  ORANGE  AND  GREEN  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set dance is from County Clare, Ireland.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantity 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.
    Swing in waltz hold .
    House in waltz hold.
    Contrary:  The leading couples and the couple on their left take closest (inside) hands in a
             circle and dance around clockwise   in file for four bars then dance anticlockwise
             in file for four bars;  on bar-six of the preceding eight-bar pattern, the leading gents
             raises their left arm for an arch and their partner dances under and the gents
          follow to-place; the contrary-couples then house around each other in eight bars.
    Ladies chain:   Ladies give right hands in the center then left hands to the opposite gent
          (who has danced into his partner's position); the couple raise hands to an arch
             position and the lady dances anticlockwise around the gent and the gent follows
             the lady around; ladies do not chain on the way home.
            
                   Alternate ladies chain:  Ladies give right hands in the center then left hands
                 to the opposite gent; the couple raise hands to an arch position and the lady
                 dances anticlockwise under the arch turning to face the opposite lady;  gents
                 continue to face into the set also;  rest left hands on the ladies’ left shoulder
                 and the ladies take right hands in the center;  ladies do not give right hands
                 in the center during the interlacing ladies chain of Figure 5;  all dance on-the-spot
                 for two bars, release hands and ladies dance to home in two bars; ladies do
                 not chain on the way home.
            
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Mick Mulkerrin in Milwaukee,
             Wisconsin USA in August 2005.
    Edition of December 19, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
             
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (168 BARS)
Dance ordinary reel steps lift-2-3-4 and step-step-3-4-5.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once4;
          pass through (ladies in center, left-shoulder-to-left) and partners pass
          left-shoulder-to-left shoulder as they turn to-place at opposite4;
          repeat the preceding eight-bar pattern to end at home8;
ladies chain8;
contrary16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SINGLE JIGS (264 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" partners face and dance around one another twice, without touching; dance
          anticlockwise (begin left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder) while individually
          turning clockwise;  make a one-half revolution clockwise to each
          position of a small diamond8;
swing in waltz hold8.
First top couple: house inside (in waltz hold), ending with the lady at the left side of the second
          top gent8;
while the trio little Christmas, the first top gent dances to home turning
          clockwise four times8;
while the trio faces into the set, arms at backs, the first top gent advances and
          retires twice, bowing to the second top lady on bar-two and bowing to his
          partner on bar-six8.
Top couples: little Christmas8;
contrary16.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple then second side couple leading192.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step lift-2-3-4.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through (ladies in center, left-shoulder-to-left) and partners dance left-shoulder-
          to-left-shoulder as they turn to place at opposite4;
pass through, as on the preceding two lines, to home4;
ladies chain8;
pass through as on the first two lines above4;
pass through to home and top gents face out of the set; side gents step into the set and
          top couples join hands with the side couple on their left (ladies face one another
          and gents are back-to-back)4;
still holding inside hands, dance around clockwise4;
dance around anticlockwise4;
on bar six of the above eight-bar pattern, all four gents raise the right arm for an arch
          and dance under the arch to face into the circle; gents’ hands should then
          be crossed; both circles-of-four dance in-place (all couples)8;
change to inside hands and contrary16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step down-2-3.
All couples:  REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6; 
          turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
swing in waltz hold8;
while ladies pinwheel with the right hand(4) then with the left hand(4),
          gents dance anticlockwise around the set(4) then clockwise to home(4)8;
gents take partner right-hand-in-right and give left hands in the center;
          all dance in and out four times (in-2-3, out-2-3)8;
lead around; gents retain left hands in the center and turn the lady clockwise
          four times, right-hand-in-right, keeping the hands high8;
contrary16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" full house8;
swing8; (for the following crossovers, gents then ladies dance back-to-back;)
REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  top couples:   in waltz hold, gallop to opposite2;
side couples:   in waltz hold, gallop to opposite2;
top couples:   still in waltz hold, gallop to home2;
side couples:   still in waltz hold gallop to home2;
ladies chain:   top ladies begin and side ladies begin two bars later8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"    16.
Top couples: contrary16.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with side couples beginning the gallop
          and the ladies chain; side couples contrary64.
full house8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (120 BARS)
Dance ordinary reel steps lift-2-3-4 and step-step-3-4-5.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, dance in and out twice (in-2-3, out-2-3)4;
while gents, turning clockwise twice, dance to the next position on the right,
          ladies dance to the center and back, turning once clockwise4;
          continue the preceding eight-bar pattern to the gents’ home24;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, dance in and out twice (in-2-3, out-2-3)4;
while ladies, turning anticlockwise twice, dance to the next position on the left,
          gents dance to the center and back, turning once clockwise4;
          continue the preceding eight-bar pattern to the ladies’ home24;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
full house in waltz hold8.

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