GALWAY  HALF  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Galway, Ireland.
    The First Couple begins the Figures with the music behind them.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    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.
    Other versions are danced.
    Edition of November 15, 2006 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (64 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4 and the FIVE-STEP (lift-1, lift-2, lift-2-3-4).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed hands (rights on top), face partner and square around the set;
          dance lift-1, lift-2, lift-2-3-4 to each anticlockwise position8;
ladies dance in front of partners and all dance in file clockwise around the set;
          end with ladies in the gent's position; ladies turn clockwise to face partner
          on the final two bars8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24;
square the set as above8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (80 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4 and sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square the set as in Figure One8;
still facing and holding crossed hands, dance sevens in and out once4;
house to opposite holding crossed hands4;
repeat the preceding eight bars to home8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
square the set as in Figure One8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (96 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4 and sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
Both couples: square the set as in Figure One8;
REPEAT "MARKER" still facing and holding crossed hands, dance sevens in and out once4;
house to opposite holding crossed hands4;
repeat the preceding eight bars to home8;
square the set as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold8;
square the set as in Figure One8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (96 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4 and the FIVE-STEP (lift-1, lift-2, lift-2-3-4) as with reels.
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square the set as in Figure One8;
still holding crossed hands, advance and retire once (five-step)4;
dance at home making one clockwise revolution holding crossed hand4;
still holding crossed hands, advance and retire once (five-step)4;
dance one anticlockwise turn in-place (not a dance at home) holding
          crossed hands4;
square the set as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40;
square the set as in Figure One8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4 and the FIVE-STEP (lift-1, lift-2, lift-2-3-4).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" square the set as in Figure One8;
still holding crossed hands, advance and retire once (five-step)4;
ladies change places (crossover), turning clockwise twice as they pass
          back-to-back; while ladies change places, gents dance two
          clockwise turns in-place4;
New partners: swing in ceili hold8;
holding crossed hands, advance and retire once (five-step)4;
ladies again change places, turning clockwise twice as they pass back-to-back;
          while ladies change places, gents dance two clockwise turns in-place4;
square the set as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"   48;
square the set as in Figure One8.

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