DONEGAL  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    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 December 19, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (88 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: house anticlockwise around the set in waltz hold8;
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" pass through and dance to-place at opposite (ladies dance through the
          center of the other couple; gents cross outside as couples pass
          right-shoulder-to-right to-place4;
repeat the preceding pass through to home4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  16.
Side couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;
take right-hand-in-right and advance and retire once; during the retire, raise
          the hands up/over the lady's head; hold right hands at the lady's right
          shoulder (gent's arm across the lady's shoulders)4;
holding hands as above, crossover anticlockwise, lifting then lowering right
          hands to waist-height in front as both dance to-place4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
Top couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
Side couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady dance clockwise around one another twice
           in the center (right-shoulder-to-right), ending near respective home8;
top gent and first top lady take hands (his left, her right) then take also their
          partner's hand (top gent:  right to partner's left, second lady:  left to
          partner's right); as a line-of-four, lead around anticlockwise to-place,
          releasing hands on bar six8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: 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.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKA (240 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chainladies grasp right forearms in the center then dance on to the
          opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's place); grasp left
          forearms and couples dance (turn) around twice; ladies then dance
          to home right-shoulder-to-right without chaining8;
swing in waltz hold8;
first top couple house inside the set while the second top couple stand holding
          right hands at the lady's right shoulder (gent's arm across the lady's
          shoulder); first top lady ends the house inside beside the second top gent
          and he takes her left hand across her shoulder; first top gent takes the
          ladies' other hands in front, thus forming a wheelbarrow or push-pull
          formation8;
trio plus one  advance, retire, advance and ladies turn beside the first top gent
          (first top anticlockwise, second top clockwise) and the first top gent takes
          the across-the-shoulders hold; the second top gent holds the ladies' other
          hands in front as above8;
new trio plus one   advance, retire, advance and ladies turn in (first top lady
          clockwise, second top lady anticlockwise) to form a circle-of-four in
          the center (ladies' hands on the gents' shoulders)8;
little Christmas clockwise8;
little Christmas anticlockwise6; reverse to-place2.
All couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with second top, first side then second side couple leading168;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 5 -- REELS (152 BARS)   
Dance ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3  and  step, step, 1-2-3 when advancing
          and retiring).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
take open waltz hold and lead around anticlockwise; gents only dance a full
          circle; the ladies dance on to the next position on the right, dancing
          behind the gent, outside the set, to-place during the final two bars8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners lead around; ladies do not dance on
          to the next gent on the right but rather swing with their own partner
          after the final lead around)96;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.

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