S E T    F O R M A T I O N    HIGH  CAULED  CAP
              2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set, like HURRY THE JUG, has ceili dance character (skip-steps, leg-lifts to
              the rear, bouncing on-the-toes steps, sevens/threes combinations, etc.)  Many
              identify the set only as a ceili dance;  some even refuse to dance when it is
              announced at a set dance ceili.
    Traditionally, the dance is danced without pauses between figures (sections).
              Other versions are danced.
    Take hands at shoulder-height.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    House holding crossed-hands, rights on top, held at shoulder-height.
    First side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    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 does not include an eight-bar introduction of music.
              Introductory music would be used only if the work is danced with pauses
              between sections.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com
 
    INTRODUCTION -- REELS (16 of the total 576 BARS)
Dance ordinary reels steps, lift-2-3 --  or a ceili skip-step.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding inside (closest) hands6;
turn into one another, change hands and face clockwise2;
lead around clockwise8;
    CHORUS (BODY) -- REELS (80 BARS)
Dance ordinary reels steps, lift-2-3 --  or a ceili skip-step.
All couples: SQUARE THE SET
holding inside hands, square the set, dancing sevens plus threes;
          tops dance anticlockwise (outside) and sides dance clockwise (inside);
          dance to the first position 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 then dance two threes on-the-spot4;
          repeat the preceding four bars three times, ending at respective homes12;
DOUBLE QUARTER CHAIN
partners take right hands and dance a turn in-place2;
          partners dance to their corner (gents left, ladies right) and take left hands
          and dance around the lady or gent there4;
          original partners take right hands and dance turn in-place2;
          partners dance to their other corner (gents right, ladies left) and take left hands
          and dance around the lady or gent there4;
          original partners take crossed-hands and dance a half-turn in-place4;
LADIES WEAVE
ladies dance in front of partner, to then around (behind) the gent on the left
          (no touch)4; dance to then behind original partner and form a right-hand
          pinwheel in the center4; pinwheel clockwise three-quarters and give left
          hands to and turn with the gent there4; take crossed-hands and turn to-place
          with original partner4;
GENTS WEAVE
gents dance in front of partner, to then around (behind) the lady on the right
          (no touch)4; dance to then behind original partner and form a right-hand
          pinwheel in the center4; pinwheel clockwise three-quarters and give left
          hands to and turn with the lady there4; take crossed hands and turn to-place
          with original partner4;
STAMP AND CLAPPARTNERS CHANGE PLACES
stamp the right foot twice and clap three times2; repeat the preceding2;
          partners exchange places dancing sevens to move to the side and threes
          in-place4; (RIGHT-REAR the one dancing to the RIGHT dances BEHIND
          his or her partner;) again stamp the right foot twice and clap three times2;
          repeat the preceding2; partners again exchange places dancing sevens to
          move to the side and threes in-place4;
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (144 BARS)   DOWN THE CENTER
Dance ordinary reels steps, lift-2-3 --  or a ceili skip-step.
ADVANCE AND RETIREDANCE AROUND A SIDE DANCERCHORUS
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " first top couple face, take right hands and dance sevens plus threes
          into the set then out of the set (an advance and retire)8;
dancing couple(s) take right hands and turn to change places2;
partners dance between a side couple (gents through first side; ladies through
          second side) and dance to home4;
original partners take crossed-hands and dance a half-turn to-place2
All couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with second top, first side then second side couple leading
          in-turn48;
repeat the   CHORUS   above80.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (176 BARS)   DANCE WITH OPPOSITES
Dance ordinary reels steps, lift-2-3 --  or a ceili skip-step.
DANCE BETWEEN THEN PINWHEEL WITH OPPOSITE COUPLEGENTS TURN
          OPPOSITE LADYHOUSE
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " first top couple take right hands and crossover to opposite2; release
          hands and pass through second top; first top gent dances anticlockwise
          around second top lady and first top gent dances clockwise around the
          second top gent2; both top couples right-hand pinwheel at second top's
          position (first top inside the set)2; first top dance to home2; top gents
          crossover2; give left hands and couples turn in-place2;
house around each other holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8.
All couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   with second top, first side then second side couple leading
          in-turn72;
repeat the   CHORUS   above80.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (112 BARS)   LADIES CHAIN
Dance ordinary reels steps, lift-2-3 --  or a ceili skip-step.
LADIES CHAINHOUSE
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " top ladies chain :
          ladies take right hands in the center then dance on to the opposite gent
          (who has danced into his partner's position); take left hands and couples
          turn once in-place (gent follows lady around, no arch); ladies take right
          hands in the center and dance on to original partner; original partners
          take left hands and turn to-place8;
house around each other holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
All couples: repeat the   CHORUS   above80.
    FINISH -- REELS (40 BARS)
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
still holding hands, dance sevens plus threes anticlockwise (right)4;
still holding hands, dance sevens plus threes clockwise (left)4;
again advance and retire twice, still holding hands8;
still holding hands, dance sevens plus threes clockwise (left)4;
still holding hands, dance sevens plus threes anticlockwise (right)4;
couples swing in ceili hold8.

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SET FORMATION

 

HIGH CAULED CAP REELS/576 1S LEFT
INTRODUCTION REELS 16 bars
ALL  LAACWXHTURN I-P(NO TLU)LACWXH8
CHORUS (BODY)  REELS 80 bars
PAIRs SQ SET iSID Hs 7s/3s16       TT: ACW  SS:  CW
DBL QTR-CHN16:  TURN PART2   L & ARD L LADY4
R & ARD   PARTL & ARD R LADY4 TURN PART2
LADIES WEAVE8:  IN FRONT OF PART TO & ARD LEFT GENT4
  TO AND BEHIND PART TO HO4
LADIES PW RIGHT4   Ls TO & ARD G ON ORIG R2
  TO AND ARD PART2
GENTS WEAVE8 THEN PW8 -- Except go RIGHT firs
STAMP Rs TWICE1 CLAP THRICE1  RPT SOUNDS2
EXCH 7s/3s WITH PART4  [ CHG PLs ]
STAMP Rs TWICE1 CLAP THRICE1  RPT SOUNDS2
EXCH 7s/3s WITH PART4  [ CHG PLs ]
F1  REELS 144 bars    DOWN THE CENTER
R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " 1T 7s/3s CTR & HO8  TURNXH2    1TM TWIXT 1S
AS    1TL TWIXT 2S4          TURNXH
RPT  FR  R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  2T, 1S, 2S  48   ALL:  RPT  CHORUS80
F2  REELS 176 bars DANCE w/OPPOSITES
TT: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  G ARD 2TL, L ARD 2TGPW RIGHT2
  1T TO HOTTG XOVR2 R2R    Ls AND TURN LADIES2
   TTG GO HO2   TURN PART2
TT HSE EA OTHXH8
SS:  RPT FR   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "    2T, 1S, 2S   72  ALL:  RPT  CHORUS80
F3  REELS 96 bars    LADIES CHAIN
TT:   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  TTL CHN8  [ MEN LOW FOLLOW BOTH ]
 HSE EA OTHXH8
SS:  RPT FR   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "       16      ALL:  RPT  CHORUS80
FINISH  REELS 40 bars
A&RHHC8   7s/3s ACW4    7s/3s CW4
A&RHHC8    7s/3s CW4     7s/3s ACW4      SWGC8

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