KENMARE  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from the Black Valley of County Kerry, Ireland is also known as
              the BLACKWATER SET.
    Back the lady quarterhouse:  In waltz-hold, dance this four-bar pattern four times :
              with gents dancing forward and ladies dancing backward, dance to the position
              on the right2, then dance one clockwise turn (revolution) at that position2.
    Back the lady house:  In waltz hold, with gents dancing forward and ladies dancing
              backward, dance to the position on the right2; house to home continuing
              anticlockwise as couples revolve clockwise, that is, dance a traditional housing
              pattern6At some sites the BACK THE LADY HOUSEs are replaced
              with a traditional/regular/standard full house of eight bars.
    Ladies chain:  With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give right hands in the
              center then left hands to the opposite gent;  the lady dances anticlockwise around
              the gent and the gent follows the lady (no arch);  ladies do not chain on the
              way home.
    Swing and House in waltz hold.
    Gents begin 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.
    Documentation is based upon a video workshop taught by Tiimmy McCarthy and upon
              workshops taught by Pat Murphy 1) at Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA in August 1998
              and 2) from a video captured in 2007.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)  Dance down-2-3
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8;
PINWHEELSWINGCHAINHOUSE
Top couples: pinwheel right-hand-to-right-hand to home (clockwise only)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
back the lady house (see heading) each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEEND THE FIGURE WITH A FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (112 BARS)   Dance down-2-3.
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
HOUSESQUARE
Top couples: house each other in waltz hold8;
square across (1-2-3-kick to the opposite right corner2; turn clockwise ninety
          degrees while dancing 1-2-123)2;
[Alternate for the preceding four-bar pattern: slide to the position on the right
          and turn clockwise ninety degrees2; slide to opposite and turn
          clockwise ninety degrees2.]
house to home in waltz hold (no back the lady)4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEEND THE FIGURE WITH A FULL HOUSE
All couples: back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (112 BARS)   Dance down-2-3.
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8;
LADIES PINWHEEL TO AND AROUND OPPOSITE THEN TO HOMESWING
ladies pinwheel with the right hands and dance to the opposite gent2;
chain around the gent, left-hand-in-left (no arch, may grasp forearms)2;
pinwheel in the center again with right hands and dance to home4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40;
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSEEND THE FIGURE WITH A FULL HOUSE
back the lady quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (152 BARS)   Dance down-2-3.
LEAD AROUNDHOUSETWICE: SQUARE ACROSS AND HOUSE TO HOME
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed-hands, rights on top8;
back the lady house (see heading) each other in waltz hold8;
square across  and   house to home  as in Figure Two8;
repeat the square across  and  house to home8;
SLIDE IN/OUTLADIES CHAIN TO OPPOSITE GENTHOUSE
slide in and out once4;
ladies chain right-hand-in-right-hand to the opposite gent and take waltz hold4;
as new partners, back the lady house each other8;
SLIDE IN/OUTLADIES:   CHAIN TO AND AROUND ORIGINAL PARTNERFULL CHAINHOUSE
slide in and out once4;
ladies chain right-hand-in-right-hand to original partners and chain around
         him left-hand-in-left-hand4;
ladies chain8;   (the preceding twelve bars are sometimes identified as
         a chain and a half or a double chain);
back the lady house each other as original partners8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS) See the Black Valley Square Jig Set.
REGULAR QUARTERHOUSEHOUSE              Dance lift-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (not a back the lady)16;
full house in waltz hold8;
REGULAR QUARTERHOUSEIN AND OUT AND CHANGE PARTNERS
take hands in a circle and advance and retire  four  times ( in-2-one,  out-2-two,
          in-2-three,  out-2-four,  in-2-five ,  out-2-six , in-2-seven ,  out-2-eight);
          when advancing the final time (in-2-seven ), only gents dance in and
          ladies dance one position to the right; ladies dance in-place at the new
          position as the gents retire (out-2-eight)8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   three times96;
REGULAR QUARTERHOUSEEND THE FIGURE WITH A FULL HOUSE
quarterhouse (not a back the lady)16;
full house8.

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KENMARE POLKA SET         ORD:  TT, SS
F1  POLKAS 144 bars      Down jig/polka
                  * REGULAR HOUSES AT SOME SITES
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
TT: PW8   SWGW8
   L CHN8
   * BTL2  HSE EA OTHW6
SS:  RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  56
ALL: BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
F2  POLKAS 112 bars     Down jig/polka
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
TT:  HSE EA OTHW8  (no BTL)
     HALF-DIA4    HSE TO HO (no BTL) W4
SS:  RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  40
ALL:  BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
F3  POLKAS 112 bars Down jig/polka
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
LADIES:  PW Rs2  Ls ARD OPP GENTPW Rs2 HO2
ALL:  SWGW8
RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   40
BTLQH16  FHW8  (no BTL)
F4  SLIDES 152 bars    Down jig/polka
REPEAT  "MARKER"TT:               LAXH8 ACW
  * BTLHSE EA OTH W6 HALF-DIAHSE TO HO4
                  again    HALF-DIAHSE TO HO4
   SL I/O W4       L CHN TO OPP G4
   * BTL2   HSE EA OTH W6   AS  NEW  PARTs
   SL I/O W4    L CHN TO HO4 & continue
   L CHN8 - THIS & LAST 4 ARE  DBL CHAIN   OR  CHN & A HALF
   * BTL2 HSE EA OTHW6
SS:  RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  72
F5  HORNPIPES 160 bars     Lift-2-3-4
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER"QHW16 (no BTL)    FHW8  (no BTL)
  A&RHHC  ( IN-2-3, OUT-2-3 ) ON 7-8,  GENTS TO
     CTR AS Ls  MV RIGHT ONE  POS8
  RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   THREE TIMES96
  QHW16 (no BTL)    FHW8  (no BTL)