GILLEN  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Offaly, Ireland.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    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 right of the first top couple.
    A unique reel step is traditionally danced;  documentation for the step was unavailable
              as of the edition-date.
    Edition of October 6, 2006 -- Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step -- lift-2-3-4.   See heading.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Top couples: pass through to opposite; first top couple split and dance outside the second
top couple; the first top couple turns in at opposite and the second top couple
          turns out at opposite4;
pass through to home, with the second top couple dancing outside the first top
          couple and both couples turn in to-place4;
tap it out :  partners face one another, right-hand-in-right and dance in-place8.
All   couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: pass through to opposite; first side couple split and dance outside the second
side couple; the first side couple turns in at opposite and the second side couple
          turns out at opposite4;
pass through to home, with the second side couple dancing outside the first
          side couple and both couples turn in to-place4;
tap it out, facing one another right hand in right8.
All couples: tap it out, facing one another right hand in right8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step -- lift-2-3-4.   See heading.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Top couples: ladies chain; grasp right forearms in the center and dance on to the opposite gent;
          couples take left forearms and dance anticlockwise around one another
          (no arch); ladies also grasp right forearms when dancing to home8;
tap it out, facing one another right hand in right8.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: ladies chain as above8;
tap it out, facing one another right hand in right8.
All couples: tap it out, facing one another right hand in right8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step -- lift-2-3-4.   See heading.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain to the opposite gent; grasp right hands in the center and dance
          on across; couples take left hands and form an arch4; as the gent
          continues to face into the set, the lady dances under the arch and to
          place beside her new partner; couples take right hands together at the
          lady's right shoulder and left hands in front4;
lead around anticlockwise6; while bringing the right hands off the shoulder then
          down to waist-level, turn the lady anticlockwise to-place2;
tap it out right hand in right with opposite partners (hands across the set)8.
ladies chain to original partner; grasp right hands in the center and dance
          on across; couples take left hands and form an arch4; as the gent
          continues to face into the set, the lady dances under the arch and to
          place beside her original partner; couples dance from the turn to face
          each other4;
tap it out facing original partners, right hand in right8. REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   through  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  40.
All couples: tap it out facing original partners, right hand in right8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (152 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary reel step -- lift-2-3-4.   See heading.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
lead around anticlockwise holding right hands at the lady's shoulder and left
          hands in front6; while bringing the right hands off the shoulder then
          down to waist-level, turn the lady anticlockwise to-place2;
REPEAT "MARKER" tap it out facing original partners, right hand in right8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies give right-hand-to-right to the next gent on the right as he turns
          anticlockwise to face the lady; form an arch and the gent dances on the
          outside turning clockwise under the arch into the lead around position;
          lead around as above8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  until original partners lead around72;
tap it out facing original partners, right hand in right8;
swing original partner in ceili hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in ceili hold8.

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