GLENGARRIFF  (LONG)  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set, also known as the GLENGARRIFF POLKA SET, is from County Cork, 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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 

  

    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)   PASS  THROUGH
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple:
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
          still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4.
All couples: quarterhouse (body, in-out-and-around) in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading120.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (208 BARS)     DOUBLE  POLKA
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple:
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
          still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4;
ladies chain: ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the center
          then left hands at waist height to the opposite gent (who has danced into
          his partner's position); ladies dance around the gent and he follows; chain
          right-to-right in the center then give left hand to original partner; form an
          arch and the lady dances under the arch to-place8.
All couples: slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2) in waltz hold4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding in/out and house halfway8;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading144.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)     DOUBLE  SLIDE
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple:
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
          still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4.
All couples: slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2) in waltz hold4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding in/out and house halfway8;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading120.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8
slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2) in waltz hold4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding in/out and house halfway8;
house around each other in waltz hold8
advance and retire once with gent's right arm at lady's waist behind and lady's
          left hand on gent's right shoulder4;
ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder, give left hand to opposite
          gent at waist-level and couples dance one anticlockwise turn4;
repeat the advance and retire once as above4;
ladies repeat the preceding crossover --  except turn with partners4.
All couples: slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2) in waltz hold4;
still in waltz hold, house halfway around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding in/out and house halfway8;
full house in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   72.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (208 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple:
          house inside the set in waltz hold8;
          still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2)4;
          dance at home (one clockwise revolution)4.
All couples: ladies dance inside the set to the next gent on the right2; all new
          swing partners in waltz hold6;
New partners: quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"  with first side, second top then second side couple leading144.

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