HOLLYMOUNT  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Mayo, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Ladies chain:  ladies grasp right hands at waist-height and dance on to the opposite gent
              (who has danced into his partner's position); take left hands and form an arch; the
              lady dances under the arch and around the gent and the gent continues to face
              into the set; ladies do not chain with one another when dancing to home.
    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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (264 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: take crossed hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once;
          dance in, on-the-spot, out then on-the-spot8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"visit:    crossover twice clockwise; holding crossed-hands (rights on top)
          couples dance forward to face the couple on the left2; dance on-the-spot2;
          dance backward to opposite2; dance on-the-spot2; dance forward to
          face the next left couple2; dance on-the-spot2; and dance backward
          to home2; dance on-the-spot, facing in, still in waltz hold2;
swing in waltz hold6;  dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2;
ladies chain; end near center and gents join and form a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas (ladies' hands on the gents' shoulders)6; reverse to home2;
repeat the two crossovers (visits) as above16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
All couples: dance clockwise in file (no-touch, gents leading) to the first position on the left2;
dance on-the-spot2;
repeat the preceding patterns to home; on the final two bars, gents dance
          clockwise to face partners12;
swing in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" steal a lady:    first top couple dance to opposite, right-hand-in-right;
          as the first top lady turns to face the first top man, he takes the left
          hand of the second top lady4; solo gent dances in place
          while the trio retires (ladies dance forward); gent of the trio turns the
          ladies under his arms to an across-the-shoulders hold beside him4;
          second top gent crossover and steal the first top lady right-hand-in-right
          and they retire to the top gent's home; both ladies turn clockwise to-place
          beside their new partners8;
swing new partner in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   three times with second top couple, first side couple
          then second side couple leading72;
take crossed hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once; dance in2;
          dance on-the-spot2; retire2; dance on-the-spot2;
swing original partner in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)
Dance a lively polka step, tap 1, tap 2, tap 123.
All couples: dance the long body in waltz hold :
          advance and retire once4;
          house to the next position on the right, dancing two clockwise revolutions4;
          repeat the preceding patterns to home24.
Top couples: swing in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.
REPEAT "MARKER" steal a lady:  advance no-touch to form a line in the center with first top
          couple in the middle; at waist-height, grasp opposite partner's closest
          hands and turn to face the gents' home4;
          gents and new partners (stolen lady) dance to home and turn the lady
          clockwise under an arch as all dance to-place4;
swing new partner in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  three times with second top couple, first side couple
          then second side couple leading48;
ladies take right hands in the center and pinwheel (star) clockwise one and
          one-half times, ending with the opposite gent8;
swing new partner in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2;
ladies pinwheel as above, ending with original partner8;
swing original partner in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2;
dance the long body, as above32;
swing in waltz hold6; dance out, facing in, still in waltz hold2.

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