KILKENNY  QUADRILLES  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kilkenny, Ireland.
    The set is often danced as a HALF SET.  If danced as a FULL SET, Side Couples
              repeat the entire figure after Top Couples.  The final figure is usually danced
              as a FULL SET (four couples).
    At some sites the final figure is danced as a HALF SET-PLUS; that is, one or more
              couples may join the original HALF SET.  Unless additional bars of music are
              added for the HALF SET-PLUS, original partners will NOT be together as
              Figure 5 ends.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    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 as he continues to face into
              the set; ladies do not chain with one another when dancing to home.
    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 includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 

  

  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (48 or 88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Half set:
Both couples: pass through to opposite (gents on the outside) and turn clockwise to place4;
pass through to home as above4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (see heading); at home, partners take right hands and raise them
          to the lady's right shoulder as she turns anticlockwise to the sweetheart
          lead around position8;
lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8;
 



Full set:
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite (gents on the outside) and turn clockwise  to place4;
pass through to home as above4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain; at home, partners take right hands and raise them to the lady's
          right shoulder as she turns anticlockwise to the sweetheart lead around
          position8;
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (56 or 104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Half set:
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
still holding right hands, first couple (one with backs to music) form an arch
          and second couple dances under the arch as couples change places;
          first gent turns first lady anticlockwise to-place and second couple dances
          clockwise to-place still holding hands at waist level4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and pass through8;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except second couple form the arch both times24.
 



Full set:
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
still holding right hands, first top form an arch and second top dances under the
          arch as both couples change places; first top gent turns first top lady
          anticlockwise to-place and second top couple dances clockwise to-place
          still holding hands at waist level4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and pass through8;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except second top couple form the arch both times24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SINGLE JIGS (72 or 136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Half set:
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first gent and second lady advance and swing in the center in waltz hold6;
          reverse to-place2;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
cross anticlockwise to opposite, turning the lady twice, right-hand-in-right,
          clockwise under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover8;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second gent and the first lady leading32.
 



Full set:
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady advance and swing in the center in waltz hold6;
          reverse to-place2;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
cross anticlockwise to opposite, turning the lady twice, right-hand-in-right,
          clockwise under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and crossover8;
swing in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (144 or 280 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Half set:
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8;
First couple: gallop to opposite and to home (no turns; 1-2, etc.)4;
gallop to opposite2;
dance one clockwise turn and leave the lady at the second gent's left;
          second gent takes the ladies' outside hands at their outside shoulder2;
trio advance as the solo gent retires (no-touch)2;
as the solo gent dances in-place (no turns), the trio retires then advances and
          takes the solo gent into a circle-of-four6;
little Christmas clockwise7; reverse direction1;
little Christmas anticlockwise8;
Second couple: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
Both couples: ladies chain8;
lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8.



Full set:
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
lead around anticlockwise inside the set in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8;
1st top couple: gallop to opposite and to home (no turns; 1-2, etc.)4;
gallop to opposite2;
dance one clockwise turn and leave the lady at the second top gent's left;
          second top gent takes the ladies' outside hands at their outside shoulder2;
trio advance as the solo gent retires (no-touch)2;
as the solo gent dances in-place (no turns), the trio retires then advances and
          takes the solo gent into a circle-of-four6;
little Christmas clockwise8;
little Christmas anticlockwise8;
2nd top couple: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    56.
Top couples: ladies chain8;
lead around anticlockwise inside the set in sweetheart hold8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    272.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS or POLKAS (128 BARS Minimum) 
Dance an ordinary jig/polka step, down-2-3.   See heading.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8;
swing in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and the ladies dance inside
          the set to the next gent on the right on the final two bars8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   three* times to re-establish original partners112;
all lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
swing in waltz hold8.
 
  * The quantity of repeats is based upon four couples being in the figure.
Repeat as often as required if more than a FULL SET dances    a n d     if
dancers want to be re-established as original partners.

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