KILENAULE  LANCERS  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Tipperary, Ireland.  The set may also be known as the
              MOGLASS, KILKENNY BEG, ST. JOHNSTOWN, DRANGAN, CLOONEEN, FETHARD
              and COOLMOYE.   In the past, the dancers and musicians in and around Tipperary
              just called this the LANCER SET.  The KILENAULE LANCERS SET is similar to parts
              of the TIPPERARY LANCERS , the RATHGORMACK LANCERS and the
              KILMANAGH LANCERS.
    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.  Gents
              sometimes batter during last two bars of Introductions.
    First Side couple is on the left of the first top couple.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 

  

    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)   THE SWING 
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  first top gent and second top lady swing in the center in ceili hold;
          dance into the set (two bars); swing one and one-half revolutions;
          end the swing facing homes (four bars) then dance forward to
          respective homes (two bars)8.
All couples: swing corner partner in ceili hold6; batter-step to original partner2;
swing original partner in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top gent/first top lady, first side gent/second
          side lady, then second side gent/first side lady leading72.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)  ONE IN  
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold; on bar six, side couples split-off
          for four-facing-four and all place arms at backs (gents' on top)8.
Lines of four: advance and retire twice; gents batter (left, batter-right, left, right) when
          advancing; all dance down-2-3 otherwise)8.
All couples: swing original partner at home in ceili hold (ends of lines dance to home
          in two bars and swing in ceili hold for six bars)8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top, first side, then second side couples
          leading; top couples split-off when a side couple leads72.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)   TWO IN
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other twice; end at home with the ladies inside the set,
          at the left side their partner16;
All couples: lead around anticlockwise:  ladies dance on the inside of the set and all place
          arms at the waist behind (gents' on top) waist6;
          ladies dance behind their partner as partners change places and
          all batter to-place2;
lead around anticlockwise with arms on the waist behind (gents' on top)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  and all clap on the final beat32.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)   FULL CHAIN
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: chain to opposite (gents dance anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)6;
gents batter and ladies dance in-place without touching or turning2;
continue chain to home6;
gents batter and ladies dance in-place without touching or turning2;
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top couple house inside in waltz hold8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with first side top, second top then second side
          couple leading96;
repeat the chain above and all clap on the final beat16.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)  HALF CHAIN
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" chain (gents dance anticlockwise, ladies clockwise) to near the gents'
          opposite and all couples retain left hands there (first top gent with first
          side lady, etc.)4; form an arch and the lady turns clockwise under the
          arch twice (or once) as couples continue dancing anticlockwise
          to the ladies' home; ladies stop at home and the gents dance solo
          outside the ladies to their own home4;
Top couples: ladies chain :  ladies give right hands at waist-height in the center and dance
          to the opposite gent (who has danced slightly forward); couples take
          left hands and form an arch; the lady dances under the arch and
          around the gent as he continues to face into the set; ladies also
          chain as they pass right-shoulder-to-right to-place at home8;
house each other twice in waltz hold16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat the chain at the beginning of the Figure and all clap on the final beat8.
    FIGURE 6 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)  THE POLKA
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; during the final retire,
          slide on the floor turning the free foot out to the side in front8;
swing in ceili hold8;
Top couples: advance and retire once, holding arms at the waist behind (gents' on top)4;
house halfway around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once, holding arms at the waist behind (gents' on top)4;
house halfway around to home in waltz hold4;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  40.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as above8;
swing in ceili hold and all clap on the final beat8.
    FIGURE 7 -- JIGS (120 BARS)  OFFERING UP
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as in Figure Six8;
original partners swing in ceili hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" change partners and lead around :
          ladies dance outside the set to the next position on the right; take arms
          at the waist behind (gents' on top)2; lead around anticlockwise to the
          gents' home6;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice as in Figure Six8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   until original partners swing; all clap on the final beat72.

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