CUILMORE  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set comes from County Mayo, Ireland. 
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.  Jigs
              and slides are danced smoothly (gently) and polkas and reels are danced lively.
    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.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of November 20, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (200 BARS)  
Dance a smooth (gentle, flowing) polka step (down-2-3).
LEAD AROUNDSWINGSHOVE THE LADYSWING
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)8;
dance on the spot (in-place, no touches or turns)2; swing in waltz hold6;
with ladies inside the set facing partner, take crossed hands and reverse the lady
          as both couples dance clockwise around each other (shove the lady
          lead around)8;
dance on the spot again2; swing in waltz hold2;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
LADIES CHAINOPPOSITES SWING IN CENTERSHOVE THE LADY
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chain :
          with all contacts at waist-height, ladies first give right hands in the center
          then dance to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);
          couples take left hands and the lady dances anticlockwise around the gent
          and the gent follows (no arch); ladies dance to home without chaining
          in the center8;
first top gent and second top lady :
          walk (not dance) to the center2; dance on the spot as above2; swing in
          waltz hold10; reverse to-place2;
repeat the shove the lady clockwise lead around above8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  second top gent/first side lady, first side gent/second side lady,
          then second side gent/first side lady leading96.
    FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (136 BARS)
Dance a smooth (gentle, flowing) polka step (down-2-3).
LEAD AROUNDSTEAL A LADYLITTLE CHRISTMAS
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front6; take an across-
          the-shoulders (sweetheart) hold2;
first top crossover and steal second top lady (gent takes new lady left-hand-
          in-left and she dances in beside him); trio retires to first top's position
          dancing 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2-3  8;
trio advance to opposite gent2; little Christmas12; reverse to-place2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top, first side, then second side couple leading96.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (200 BARS)
Dance a lively polka step (1&2&, 123 and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
CROSSOVER SEVENSHOUSECHAINDANCE AT HOME
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance sevens to opposite and to home (anticlockwise
          crossovers, weight on the leading foot); gents then ladies dance
          back-to-back8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
repeat the preceding crossovers and house16;
ladies chain as in Figure One8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" dance sevens to opposite and to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
dance sevens to opposite and to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain as in Figure One8.
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   except all couples swing finally48.
    FIGURE 4 -- REELS (168 BARS)
Dance a lively reel step (1&2&, 123).
CIRCLE ADVANCE & RETIRELADIES THEN GENTS PINWHEELCHANGE PARTNERS
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies pinwheel clockwise3; release hands, turn clockwise1; pinwheel
          anticlockwise to-place at home4;
gents pinwheel clockwise3; release hands, turn clockwise1; pinwheel
          anticlockwise; each gent steals the lady originally on his left (his right
          arm at her waist, her left hand on his upper right arm)4;
new partners swing in waltz hold at the gent's home8;
lead around clockwise (ladies inside the set) in open waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners lead around96;
DANCE AT HOMECIRCLE ADVANCE & RETIREBIG CHRISTMAS
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
big Christmas8.
    FIGURE 5 -- FLINGS (120 BARS)
Dance one lift per music bar as in the BRUCA SET.
LONG CHAIN
All couples: chain (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise) :
          original partners hook right elbows and dance around twice;
          hook left elbows with the next gent or lady and dance around once;
          continue the chain to home, alternating arms for each turn;
          original partners also turn once at home32;
LEADING COUPLE MOVE AROUND THE SET, CHAINING
1st top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" take right arms and dance a half turn and begin a chain (gents dance left,
          ladies dance right; only the leading couple chains (visits) around the
          set); dance a turn around the next dancer then around partner in center;
          (give left arms to the circle and right arms to partner each time);
          repeat the chain to home where original partners half-turn to-place12;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top, first side, then second side couple leading36.
LONG CHAIN
All couples: chain as at the beginning of this Figure (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise) :
          original partners hook right elbows and dance around twice;
          hook left elbows with the next gent or lady and dance around once;
          continue the chain to home, alternating arms for each turn;
          original partners also turn once at home32;

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CUILMORE SET                           1S IS LEFT
jigs & slides:  smoothly;  polkas & reels:  lively
F1  JIGS 200 bars

TT:REPEAT  "MARKER" LAXHOTS2   SWGW6

Ls IN, FACE PARTXH    HSE EA OTH
  SHOVE8 (Ls BKWD ALL WAY)
OTS2  SWGW6
SS: RPT FRREPEAT  "MARKER" 32
TT:REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" L CHN8
1TG / 2TL WALK CTR2  OTS 2   SWGW12
Ls IN, FACE PARTXH    HSE EA OTH  SHOVE8
  (Ls BKWD ALL WAY)
RPT FRREPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" 2TG  /1TL, 2SG / 2SL, 2SG / 1SL96
F2  SLIDES 136 bars
TT:REPEAT  "MARKER" LAXH8  -- TO SWH FINAL TWO BARS
1T XOVR STEAL 2TL 1TG LnL w/2TL & SHE TRNS bSID HIM4
TRIO RETIRE4 w/ 1-2-3-4, 1-2, 1-2-3
TRIO ADV TO OPP G2 L-XMAS12  REV TO HO2
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" 2T, 1S, 2S96
F3  POLKAS 200 bars
TT: REPEAT  "MARKER"  SEVENs TO OPP / HO  --  Gs THEN Ls BK2BK8
HSE EA OTH8
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" 16
L CHN8 REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   D@HW8
SS: RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" 48
TT: RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" THRU REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" 40  THEN  SWGW8
TT: RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" THRU REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" 40  THEN  ALL SWGW8
F4  REELS 168 bars
ALL:   A&RHHC8
REPEAT  "MARKER" LADIES PW R4 /L4 & IN FRONT OF PARTs TO PL
Gs PW R4 / L4 & STEAL  ORIG  LFT L OW ON WAY HO
SWGW8 NEW PARTs
LAOWCW8 (Ls nSid)
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" UNTIL ORIG PARTs LA96
D@H8
A&RHHC8  BIG XMAS8
F5  FLINGS 120 bars As with BRUCA, one LIFT per music bar
ALL: CHAIN32  --  Gs ACW, ELBOWS AND ARD ALL
TWICE AND PART ONCE AT HO
1T: REPEAT  "MARKER" R-ARM HALF-TURN THEN ELBOW-CHN w/EA
DANCER & PART IN CTR (Gs THUS CW)12
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" 2T, 1S, 2S   36
ALL: CHAIN (as above)32

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