DUBLIN  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set was composed in 1988 to celebrate the millenium of Dublin, 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.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    This edition of March 25, 2008 has been adapted from Pat Murphy's Toss the
              Feathers Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)  
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6; turn
          the lady under (release the bottom hands [rights] and form an arch with
          top hands [lefts]; the lady dances clockwise under the arch as both
          partners end the lead around in-place at home)2;
swing in waltz hold8;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE THEN DANCE WITH SIDE COUPLES
REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire once4;
advance and form groups of four with side couples; top couples dance toward
          the couples on the right and side couples dance toward the couples on left4;
pass through within each group twice :
          top couples form an arch with inside hands and side couples pass through;
          partners turn in to one another to face the other couple of the group4;
          repeat the preceding pass through except side couples form the arch4;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  except side couples arch first16;
ALL SWING THEN GENTS CIRCLE AROUND INSIDE AS LADIES ADVANCE & RETIRE
swing in waltz hold (end with gents facing out of the set)8;         REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"
gents, holding right hands, dance anticlockwise backward around the inside
          of the set while ladies advance and and retire twice to/from the
          position on the right8;
LONG CHAIN THEN SWING
gents dance clockwise, ladies anticlockwise; dance to the next dancer2;
          take right hands and dance a half-turn so gents face into the set and
          ladies face out of the set2; repeat the preceding four bars alternating
          hands and facing-direction at each position; on the final two bars, partners
          take left-hand-in-left, form an arch and the lady dances under the arch
          as both partners dance to-place (turn the lady under)24;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  through    REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"    except side couples arch first40;
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (184 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
ADVANCE, ARCH AND BIG CHRISTMAS
gents advance and retire once, without touching or turning4;
gents advance again, take hands and form arches; ladies dance under the
          arches and stop beside their original partner and all place arms
          around each others' backs (big Christmas hold)4;
big Christmas anticlockwise (one revolution)8;
ladies advance and without touching or turning while gents again form arches2;
ladies retire backward under the arches and stop beside their original partner2;
gents advance and retire once, without touching or turning4;
all swing in waltz hold8;
all full house in waltz hold8;
CROSSOVER, ADVANCE AND CHANGE PARTNERS
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" crossover anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front and face into the set4;
advance; turn the lady clockwise under an arch to the opposite gent2;
new couples retire to the gent's home2;
ADVANCE,  RETIRE AND PARTNERS CHANGE PLACES
advance holding crossed-hands2; retire and turn the lady to the gent's left as
          partners change places2;
advance holding crossed-hands2; retire and turn the lady to the gent's right as
          partners change places2;
crossover anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front and face into the set4;
advance; turn the lady clockwise under an arch to the opposite gent2;
original couples retire to the gent's home2;
LEAD AROUND AND SWING
lead around anticlockwise inside the set holding crossed-hands6; turn the
          lady under as in Figure One2;
swing in waltz hold8.
All couples: all full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading48;
REPEAT THE  ADVANCE, ARCH AND BIG CHRISTMAS THEN A&R IN CIRCLE
gents advance and retire once, without touching or turning as above4;
gents advance again, take hands and form arches; ladies dance under the
          arches and stop beside their original partner and all place arms
          around each others' backs (big Christmas hold) as above4;
big Christmas anticlockwise (one revolution) as above8;
ladies advance and without touching or turning while gents again form arches2;
ladies retire backward under the arches and stop beside their original partner2;
gents advance and retire once, without touching or turning4;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
    FIGURE 3 -- HORNPIPES (112 BARS)
Dance ordinary hornpipe steps (lift-2-3-4 and sevens: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
All couples: gents dance anticlockwise around the lady on the left4;
original couples take waltz hold and turn once to their right corner4;
dance a square-house dancing sevens (end at right corner)8;
IN AND OUT AND HOUSE HALF-WAY TWICE
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" dance in and out once in waltz hold (lift 2-3-4 and back stamp 2-3-4)2;
house half-way around to opposite, still in waltz hold2;
repeat the preceding in/out and house half-way to home4;
Side couples: repeat the preceding in/out and house half-way to opposite and home8;
PINWHEEL AND CHANGE PARTNERS
Top couples: pinwheel with the right hands (clockwise)4; pinwheel with the left hands2;
gents dance to the lady originally on their left, give right hands and turn the
          lady anticlockwise as couples face2;
Side couples: while the preceding four bars are danced, gents give left hands to lady on
          their left; form an arch and the lady dances under the arch as partners
          change places (end with all four gents left of their original position);
WEAVE HALF-WAY AROUND AND TURN THE LADY TO THE CORNER, SQUARE
All couples: weave half-way around (use chain footwork but do not touch)6; original
          partners take right-hand-in-right and form an arch; the lady dances
          anticlockwise under the arch, ending in the corner to the right of the
          couple's original position2;
dance a square-house dancing sevens (end at right corner) as above8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading, starting at opposites40;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
    FIGURE 4 -- REELS (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
ADVANCE & RETIRE, CHANGE PLACES WITH A SIDE COUPLE AROUND THE SET
All couples: top couples and couples on their right :
          advance and retire once holding crossed hands4;
          couples change places; dance clockwise turning the lady once clockwise
          under an arch (turn the lady)4;
          tops and the next couple on the right repeat the preceding advance
          and retire and change places except turn the lady anticlockwise8;
          tops repeat the preceding patterns twice to respective homes16;
house at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
ADVANCE & RETIRE, LINE UP, ADVANCE & RETIRE
REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" advance and retire twice, in open waltz hold8;
house at home in waltz hold6; tops dance apart and join respective side in a line2;
gents advance as ladies retire4; ladies advance as gents retire4;
GENTS DANCE WITH LEFT LADY, TOPS DANCE WITH SIDES
REPEAT  "MARKER" gents and the lady on their left take right hands and dance once around2;
top couples and couples on their right :
          take right hand and top gent dances clockwise to change places2;
          gents turn the ladies anticlockwise, moving outside them to face in
          from the other side4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   except from the other side8;
GENTS DANCE WITH LADY ON RIGHT, DANCE TO-PLACE, HOUSE AT HOME
gents and the lady on their right take right hands and dance once around4;
sides (in the center) take right hands and cross to-place while top couples
          dance in-place facing each other2;
all ladies pass anticlockwise under an arch to-place (right-hand-in-right)
          with original partner2;
house at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading56;
full house in waltz hold8.

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DUBLIN SET                               
F1  POLKAS 160 bars
ALL:  LAXH6   TLU2   SWGW8    REPEAT "MARKER"A&RHHC4
   ADV & FORM CKs-OF-FOUR4   [ TT FACE R ]
   ARCH-XOVR4 & RETURN4  [ TT ARCH FIRST ]
ALL:  A&RHHC8       GENTS A&R4        ADV, ARCH & Ls UND4
RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"  EXC SS ARCH 1st   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"ALL SWGW8  [Gs END FCNG O]   Gs BKWRD ACW W/ Rs  AS  Ls FWD TO R TO PL8  [ END Gs FACE OUT, Ls IN  AND TAKE CLOSEST HANDS (INSIDE) ]
CHN32  [ Gs CW  Gs OUT Ls IN2   TRN NXT PER2 SO Gs FACE IN, Ls OUT  THUS TO HO  Gs TRN PART CW TO PL LAST 2 ]
SWGW8      RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"   THRU   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  , SS ARCH FIRST     FH8
F2  JIGS 184 bars
A&RHHC8       REPEAT "MARKER" GENTS A&R4       ADV, ARCH & Ls UND4
   CW IN CK, ARMS ARD EA OTH’s BACKS8
   LADIES IN, Gs ARCH2    Ls RETIRE UND ARCHES2
   GENTS A&R4      ALL:  SWGW8      FH8    REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" TT:    XOVRXH4 ACW   CTR UTF Ls RET w/OPP G4
   ADV2  RET TRNG Ls TO G’s L2     RPT TO R
   RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   TO HO8            LA6/TLU2    SWGW8
ALL: FH8        SS:   RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
ALL:  RPT  REPEAT "MARKER"  THRU  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"      A&RHHC8
F3  HORNPIPES 112 bars
ALL:   Gs ACW ARD L LADY4      TRN W TO R CORNER4
   SQ ARD W/ 7s TO CORNER8 TT:  I/O2 X TRNG CW2
   RPT TO HO4       SS:  RPT8
TT: PW R4 / L2   Gs TO L LADY & TRN L ACW2
   Celibate CHN TO OPP4  Gs TRN PARTs ACW R CORN4
ALL:  SQ ARD W/ 7s TO SAME CORNER8
SS:  RPT FR      [START AT OPP ]      ALL:  FH6DBL2
F4  REELS 168 bars
TT & R PAIRs: A&RXH4 & CHG PL, CW UTF4    RPT TO HO,
    ACW UTF 2nd, 4th POS     ALL:  D@H8        REPEAT "MARKER"A&ROW8
ALL:   D@H6 TT SPLIT TO LNs2  [ GENTS L ]
   Gs ADV AS Ls RET4    Ls ADV AS Gs RET4
   GENTS Rs ARD L Ls4     GENTS Rs IN FOUR, 1TG R PAIR CW TO CHG  PL   GENTS TURN Ls ACW, MOVING OUTSIDE TO FACE IN FR OTH SIDE4
   Gs ADV AS Ls RET4    Ls ADV AS Gs RET4  [ begin OTH side ]
   GENTS Rs ARD R Ls4    SS, IN CTR, Rs & X TO PL  AS 
TT:  I-P2 AND UTF ACWRnR TO PL2     ALL:  D@H8
SS:   RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"
ALL:  FH8