CLASHMORE  SET
                                 2008   Larry E. Taylor

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     This set is from County Waterford, Ireland.
      First side couple is left of the first top couple.
      Chain:   With hands at shoulder-level for all contacts, the ladies give right-hand-in-right in
                         the center then left-hand-in left with the opposite gent as they dance around one
                         another (no arch).  The ladies do not chain with one another when dancing to home.
      Bar counts (quantities of measures) for dance patterns are shown in bold.
      The total bar count  for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
      Steps:   An ordinary—but lively--polka step (down-2-3) is to be  for Figures One through Four
                         and a hornpipe (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3 and double) for Figure Five.
      Swing with crossed-hands on line three of Figure Three; all other swings are in waltz hold.
      Throughout the set, gents dance on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
      Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Pat Murphy at Chicago,
                         Illinois USA in April 2006.
      Edition of October 2, 2006 – Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com
   
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
All couples: in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway to opposite4;
repeat the two lines above to home8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to right and turn clockwise to place2;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to place2;
repeat the three lines above to return home8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
house each other, in waltz hold8.
Side Couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64;
dance lively to the center and back4; swing in waltz hold4.
    FIGURE 2 - POLKAS (184 BARS)
Top couples:  REPEAT "MARKER" pass through with ladies in the center and turn clockwise to face into the set4;
take left-hand-in-left with opposite partners and dance a full turn so gents
          are facing their left-side positions and ladies are facing out-of-the-set
          from their positions; form a hand-holding circle-of-four; while ladies
          face out of the set, gents should be be facing one another across the set4;
dance in-place (no turns)4; release hands with the opposite partner and couples
          dance clockwise, right-hand-in-right, to home (ladies with backs
          to their partner)4;
pass through with ladies in the center and turn clockwise to face home4;
pass through to home as above4;
ladies chain8;
in waltz hold, house each other8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80;
still in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right and turn clockwise to-place2;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to-place2;
swing, holding crossed-hands (rights on top)4;
still holding crossed-hands, dance lively to the center and back once4;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to right and turn clockwise to place2;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left and turn anticlockwise to place2;
ladies chain8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64;
still in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back twice8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (208 BARS)
All couples: in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4;
house halfway to opposite4;
repeat the two lines above to home8;
REPEAT "MARKER" ladies pinwheel (star) clockwise with the right hands3;
change hands and reverse direction1;
pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hands and, dancing in front of their
          partners, end at the next position on the right4;
gents pinwheel with the right hands then the left hands and return to home8;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back4; house halfway to opposite4;
repeat the line above to home8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners swing in waltz hold120;
in waltz hold, dance lively to the center and back twice8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (128 BARS)
All couples: in waltz hold, dance to the center and back (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3)4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway to opposite4;
repeat the two lines above to home8;
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, in waltz hold (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3)4;
dance in-place (or slightly in/out), making one revolution (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3)2;
double the step (step, step, step, step) making one revolution at home2.
All couples: in waltz hold, dance to the center and back once (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3)4;
house halfway to opposite4;
repeat the two lines above to home8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side, second top and second side leading in-turn72;
in waltz hold, dance to the center and back (lift-1, lift-2, lift 1-2-3)4;
dance in place and using all four hands, turn the lady under clockwise to-place4.

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