CLOONAGH  LANCERS  SET
            2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Sligo, 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.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Edition of January 19, 2008 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady dance anticlockwise (pass one another
          left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder) near the center2;
          turn clockwise to face one another and take waltz hold in the center2;
swing in waltz hold4;
still holding high hands (gent's left, lady's right) from the swing, take partner's
          right hand forming a line-of-four; lead around anticlockwise to respective
          homes; drop opposite couples' hands during the final two bars when
          dancing to-place at home8;
All couples: swing corner partner in waltz hold6; dance to home2;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top gent/first top lady, first side gent/second
          side lady then second side gent/first side lady leading72.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands (rights on top) and advance and retire twice8;
house each other anticlockwise (to the right), still holding crossed hands8;
advance and retire twice, still holding crossed hands8;
house each other clockwise (to the left), still holding crossed hands8;
swing in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   40.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   40.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" chain:   face partner; beginning right-hand-in-right with partner, chain around
          the set (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)12;
swing in waltz hold4;
First top couple: form an arch (right-hand-in-right) and the lady turns clockwise three times as
          she dances inside the set, ending with partners having changed places6;
All couples: line up:  first top gent reverses to join second side and first top lady reverses to
          join first side; second top couple pass one another left-shoulder-to-left-
          shoulder and reverse to line up with respective side couple (line-of-four
          gents facing line-of-four ladies)2;
lines take inside hands and advance and retire twice8;
individual dancers dance to respective homes4;
original partners swing in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top, first side then second side couple leading120.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; during the second retire,
          all ladies dance inside the set to the next position on the right8;
as new partners, full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners full house in waltz hold48.
gents grasp hands with opposite gents, rights over lefts2;
ladies link arms with gents (with partner and gent on the right)2;
big Christmas, making one revolution12.

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