EAST  GALWAY  REEL  (LONG)  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Galway, Ireland.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot;
              traditionally a battering step is danced throughout the set:  heel-toe, heel-toe,
              heel-toe, tap in front or just down, heel-toe, heel-toe, heel-toe, that is,
              1-2-3 stamp, 1-2-3); the heel-toe which follows the tap is to be danced with the
              same foot used for the tap (gents' right, ladies' left on the initial tap then heel-toe);
              the heel-toe should be danced lightly/easily in a shuffling not a hopping or
              mighty bouncing manner.
    Bar counts (quantities of measures) for 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.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop led by Tony Ryan at Ellenville, New York
              USA on October 28, 2006.
    Edition of December 27, 2006 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (96 BARS)
Dance a battering step as shown in the heading.
All couples: chorus dance interlacing patterns holding crossed hands (rights on top);
          two couples crossover   while   two couples dance a turn in-place :
         
          REPEAT "MARKER" top couples dance (house) anticlockwise to opposite dancing only
          one-half clockwise turn while   side couples dance a full clockwise turn
                    in-place (the half-turn often feels like a full-turn)2;
          dance the batter-step facing partner2;
          side couples dance (house) anticlockwise to opposite dancing only
          one-half clockwise turn while top couples dance a full clockwise
                    turn in-place2;
          dance the batter-step facing partner2;
          repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"  to re-establish home positions8.
         
Top couples: dance with the couple on their left :
          ladies dance in front of gents and the gents follow in-file as all dance one
          clockwise circle; partners pass right-shoulder-to-right to-place8;
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with side couples leading (crossover first and dance with their
          left couple)32;
All couples: dance the long house :
          holding crossed-hands all the way around, dance one clockwise half-turn
                      to the first position on the right (anticlockwise)2;
          facing partner, dance the batter-step in-place (no turns)2;
          repeat the patterns above three times to re-establish home positions12;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance a battering step as shown in the heading.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance the chorus as in Figure One16;
Top couples: dance with the couple on their left :
          still holding crossed-hands, advance and retire once4;
          change places anticlockwise dancing one-half turn clockwise4;
          repeat the preceding eight bars to re-establish home positions8;
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with side couples leading (crossover first and dance with their
          left couple)40;
All couples: long house as in Figure One16;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance a battering step as shown in the heading.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance the chorus as in Figure One16;
partners face and hold crossed-hands; batter-step in (advance)2; batter-step
          in-place2; batter-step out (retire)2; batter-step in-place2;
still holding crossed-hands, house anticlockwise to opposite making one-
          half turn clockwise2; batter-step in-place facing partner2;
repeat the preceding eight bars to re-establish home positions8;
swing in ceili hold8.
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with side couples leading (crossover first and dance with their
          left couple)40;
long house as in Figure One16;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (128 BARS)
Dance a battering step as shown in the heading.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance the chorus as in Figure One16;
Top couples: dance with the couple on their left :
          still holding crossed-hands, advance and retire once4;
          dance one clockwise revolution in-place4;
          still holding crossed-hands, advance and retire once4;
          dance one anticlockwise revolution in-place4;
All couples: still holding crossed-hands, house anticlockwise to opposite making one-
          half turn clockwise2; batter-step in-place facing partner2;
repeat the preceding four bars to re-establish home positions4;
swing in ceili hold8.
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with side couples leading (crossover first and dance with their
          left couple)48;
long house as in Figure One16;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (160 BARS)
Dance a battering step as shown in the heading.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance the chorus as in Figure One16;
Top couples: dance with the couple on their left :
          still holding crossed-hands, advance and retire once4;
          ladies crossover (change places) right-shoulder-to-right) while gents
                     dance one clockwise turn in-place4;
          new partners swing in ceili hold8;
All couples: repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with side couples leading (crossover first and dance with their
          left couple)32;
again repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER" with top couples then side couples leading64;
long house as in Figure One16;
big Christmas8.

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