DOWN  CALEDONIAN  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Down, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center and dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner’s
              position); couples hook left arms and dance around one another twice; ladies
              also take right hands when dancing to home.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.  Note
              the exception in Figure 5 wherein all begin on the right foot.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for patterns are shown in bold.
    Dance a walking step (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, etc.) throughout the set.  
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.  Bow to
              Partner then to Corner during the introduction.
    First side couple is on the right of the first top couple. 
    Edition of November 22, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
   
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SINGLE REELS (80 BARS)
Except when swinging, dance a walking step, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pinwheel (star) clockwise right hands only8;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: stand (sometimes clapping)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SINGLE REELS (112 BARS)
Except when swinging, dance a walking step, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" gents, passing left-shoulder-to-left, make two anticlockwise revolutions
          dancing to the next lady on the left8;
All couples: as new partners (corner-partners) swing in waltz hold8;
gents give lefts in center (pinwheel) and rights at new partner’s waist behind;
          lead around (big wheel)8.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
All couples: stand (sometimes clapping)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SINGLE REELS (80 BARS)
Except when swinging, dance a walking step, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  pinwheel (star) clockwise right hands only8;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from     REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: stand (sometimes clapping)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SINGLE REELS (112 BARS)
Except when swinging, dance a walking step, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2.
Top couples:  REPEAT "MARKER"  first top lady and second top gent advance to the center2; swing in waltz
          hold4; reverse to place2;
pass through :
          first top take inside hands and dance through second top, release hands
          and turn out from one another;
          while second top dance across on the outside of first top and turn in
          to one another4;
          repeat the preceding pass through except second top pass through
          the middle4.
All couples: swing corner-partner in waltz hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top lady/first top gent, first side lady/second
          side gent then second side lady/first side gent leading72;
stand (sometimes clapping)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SINGLE REELS (208 BARS)
Except when swinging, dance a walking step, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2.
1st top couple: REPEAT "MARKER"  take waltz hold and back the lady to the center2;
          house to home6.
All couples: all ladies advance and retire once (no-touch; 1-2-3-kick, back on left, kick right,
          back on right, kick lefts then back on lefts beside rights)4.
all gents advance and retire once (no-touch; face into the set when advancing and
          face out of the set when retiring)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
chain to opposite; partners begin right-hand-in-right (gents thus dance
          anticlockwise and ladies dance clockwise)8;
take crossed hands (rights on top) and lead around to home4;
still holding crossed hands, dance (turn) clockwise twice in-place4;
partners release left hands; form a hand-holding circle with the gents facing out
          of the set and ladies facing into the set; and all dance in-place :
          kick rights, kick lefts, kick rights, kick lefts)4;
gents turn their partner anticlockwise under their raised right arm to-place4;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top couple, first side couple then second side
          couple leading144;
stand (sometimes clapping)8.

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