S E T    F O R M A T I O N    HURRY  THE  JUG
              2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Limerick, Ireland.  The set, like the HIGH CAULED CAP, has
              ceili dance character.
    Traditionally, the dance is danced without pauses between figures (sections).
    Swing in ceili hold.
    House holding crossed-hands.
    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.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    INTRODUCTION -- JIGS (16 of the total 400 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps -- down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
turn into one another to reverse direction (no arch, left hands now on top)2;
lead around clockwise holding crossed hands in front8;
    BODY -- JIGS (64 of the total 400 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps -- down-2-3 and gallop (1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
QUARTER-CHAIN
quarter-chain (all chain holds of the set are at waist-height) :
          give right hands to partner then left hands to and around corner partner;
          give right hands to and around partner to-place8;
GENTS CROSSOVERCHAIN WITH OPPOSITE THEN LEFT LADIES
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left with sides dancing two bars after tops;
          take left hands with the opposite lady and couples dance a half-turn around4;
gents give right hands to the lady then on the left (his original right);
          couples dance a half-turn to-place (all with new partners)4;
gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left with sides dancing two bars after tops;
          take left hands with the other side lady and couples dance a half-turn around4;
gents give right hands to the lady then on the right (his original partner);
          couples dance a half-turn to-place at home4;
CHAIN TO OPPOSITEREVERSE DIRECTIONCHAIN TO HOME
partners take right hands and dance past one another; take left hands with the
          next dancer and dance past one another; continue the alternating right/left
          chain pattern to opposite; original partners make a half-turn holding hands
          to reverse chain direction (gents face clockwise, ladies anticlockwise);
          chain to home and original partners take right hands16;
TILLY (DANCE WITH SIDE COUPLESCHAIN TO HOME)
dance one half- turn in-place (still holding right hands in right)2;
Top couples: with the couple on the left :   gents pass through back-to-back and the two
          couples form a hand-holding circle-of-four with the gents facing out and
          the ladies facing in2;
all release their partner's hand and all turn anticlockwise with the left hands around
          the other lady/gent; all take original partner's right hand and turn
          clockwise to-place at home4;
GALLOP
with tops dancing two bars before sides, gallop to opposite in waltz hold; gents
          dance back-to-back; tops dance in-place at opposite while sides crossover4;
while sides dance in-place, tops gallop to home in waltz hold; ladies dance
          back-to-back; sides gallop to home4;
repeat the preceding gallops across and back except the top couples and
          the couples on their left dance the patterns8;
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (96 of the total 400 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps -- down-2-3.
ADVANCE AND RETIREOPPOSITES CROSSOVERBODY
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right4;
ladies crossover (change places) passing right-shoulder-to-right2;
gents crossover (change places) passing left-shoulder-to-left2;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossovers8.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
All couples: repeat the   BODY above64.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (96 of the total 400 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps -- down-2-3.
GENTS CHAIN CENTER, SIDE AND ACROSSGENTS SWING IN CENTERBODY
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " top gents take right hands in the center and turn (dance) to face the
          gent originally on the right; chain around that gent with left hands4;
top gents continue directly across the set and chain the lady with right hands;
          top gents dance to the center and face one another4;
top gents swing in ceili hold6; reverse to-place2.
Side couples: repeat from   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "   16.
All couples: repeat the   BODY above64.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (96 of the total 400 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps -- down-2-3.
CROSSOVER UNDER AN ARCH TWICEHOUSEBODY
Top couples: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " holding inside (closest) hands, second top form an arch and first side dances
          under the arch as both couples crossover (change places); partners turn
          in to one another and change hands; repeat the preceding crossover to
          home except first top form the arch8.
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   BODY above64.
    FINISH -- JIGS (24 of the total 400 BARS)
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)8;
turn in-place and lead around clockwise holding crossed hands (lefts on top)8;
swing in ceili hold8.

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SET FORMATION

 

HURRY   THE  JUG
INTRODUCTION JIGS 16 bars
ALL  LAACWXHTURN I-P(NO TLU)LACWXH8
BODY  JIGS 64 bars
ALL:  QTR-CHN8 (Rs TO PART,  Ls TO ARD CORNER, 
Rs TO ARD PART)
Gs XOVRL2L (TT B4 SS) LEFTS TO, ARD OPP L4
Gs Rs TO, ARD LEFT L (Orig R) TO PL4
Gs XOVRL2L (TT B4 SS) LEFTS TO, ARD OPP L4
Gs Rs TO, ARD  ORIG  PART TO-PL AT HO4
CHN16:  TO OPP (Gs ACW), .5-TRN, GO HO (Gs CW) SHAKE
TILLY8:  PARTs TRN TO-PLRnR
Gs BK2BK (TT ACW) TO CK-OF-FOUR w/ Ls FACING IN, Gs
OUTRLSE Hs, TRN ACW, PARTs TAKE rIGHTS
AND  TRN CW   TO-PL4
GALLOP:   TT THEN SS -- Gs THEN Ls BK2BK4
TT AND LEFT PR GALLOP4
F1  JIGS 96 bars    ADV & RET
TT: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " A&RRnRLs XOVR R2R2 Gs XOVR L2L2
  A&RRnR4   Ls XOVR R2R2 Gs XOVR L2L2
    A&RRnR4 Ls XOVR R2R2   Gs XOVR L2L2
SS:  RPT FR   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "       16      ALL:  RPT  BODY64
F2  JIGS 96 bars    CHAIN & SWING
TT: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "  Gs CHN:  Rs ARD CTR TO FACE  ORIG  R G2
   Ls ARD THAT G2 Rs ARD OPP L (ORIG LEFT)2
   CTRGs SWGCREV TO HO2
SS:  RPT FR   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "       16      ALL:  RPT  BODY64
F3  JIGS 96 bars    ARCH & HOUSE
TT: R E P E A T     " M A R K E R " P-TURN ARCH / RTN (TRN IN)8 -- 2T ARCH 1st,  1T 2nd
   HSE EA OTHXH8
SS:  RPT FR   R E P E A T     " M A R K E R "       16      ALL:  RPT  BODY64
FINISH  JIGS 24 bars
LAXHACW8  REV2 (NO TLU)  LAXHCW6  SWGC8

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