CLOGHANE - BRANDON  SET
              2008   Larry E. Taylor


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    This set is from the Cloghane-Brandon area near Castlegregory in County Kerry, Ireland.
    Ladies Chain:  With waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give right hands in
              the center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's
              position); partners take left and and dance around one another anticlockwise
              (no arch); ladies also chain right-hand-in-right when dancing to home.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Quarterhouse   When dancing the Quarterhouse, the first two bars at each position are
              to be a gentle zig-zag forward toward the next position -- gents step left as ladies
              step right then gents step right as ladies step left.  Following the zig-zag, couples
              dance two bars to turn to-place at the next position.   The gentle zig-zag and
              turn to-place is danced four times in dancing around the set.
    Crossover   When dancing the crossover in Figure 5, an abrupt zig-zag is danced as opposite
              couples dance toward the center then dance two bars turning to-place at opposite.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts (measure quantities) 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 right of the first top couple.
    Steps:   Dance an ordinary lift-2-3-4 for the hornpipes and an ordinary  polka step
              (down-2-3) for the other Figures.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Tony Ryan at Ellenville, New York
              USA on October 25, 2003.
    Edition of October 2, 2006 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 

     

  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (96 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (body, polka body), dancing a gentle zig-zag during the first 
          two bars at each position (see heading)16.
Top couples: ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
First top couple: back-the-lady2; house inside6.
Top couples: slide in and out once, in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
dance at home (one revolution, still in waltz hold)4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with first side, second top then second side couple leading;
          when a side couple leads, side couples dance the slide in and out and
          dance at home96;
quarterhouse16;
full house8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
Top couples: slide in and out, in waltz hold4; house to opposite4;
slide in and out, in waltz hold4; house to home4;
back-the-lady2, house around each other6.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    80;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)   
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
First top couple: back-the-lady2; house inside6.
Top couples: slide in and out, in waltz hold4; house to opposite4;
slide in and out, in waltz hold4; house to home4;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top, first side, then second side couple leading;
          when a side couple leads, side couples dance the slide-and-changes120;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (112 BARS)   
All couples: quarterhouse16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" zig-zag crossover anticlockwise to-opposite and to-home twice (see heading).
          In waltz hold, couples dance to the center by stepping to the side -- gents
          dance to the left as ladies dance to the right(1), then gents dance to the
          right as ladies dance to the left(1); turn to-place in the opposite position(2); 
          repeat the zig-zag and turn to home(4); 
           repeat the crossover to opposite and to home(8).  16
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    16.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    16.
All couples: quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)   
All couples: quarterhouse16.
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; on the last two bars,
          ladies dance inside the set, ending one position to the right8;
swing8;
quarterhouse16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are again at home96;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.

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