KILLYON  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Offaly, Ireland.
    Full house and half-house in ceili-swing hold.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    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.
    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 -- POLKAS (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step--down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite with ladies in the center and all turn clockwise
          to face home4; pass through to home with ladies again in the center
          and couples turn-in to face one another4;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies chain:  ladies give right hands in the center at waist-level and dance
          on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);
          couples take left hands and form an arch; the lady dances anticlockwise
          under the arch and the gent follows the lady; ladies do not chain in
          the center as they dance to home; ladies give right hands to their
          original partner; they form an arch and the lady dances anticlockwise
          under the arch to-place; couples end the chain holding right hands at
          the lady's right shoulder (i.e., lower the hands at the end of the
          arch/turn)8;
lead around anticlockwise, holding right hands at the lady's shoulder
          and left hands in front (sweetheart hold)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All   couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    except all dance for the final swing80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step--down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed hands in front (rights on top) and advance and retire once;
          pull-the-lady's right hand to sweetheart hold when retiring4;
still in sweetheart hold, lead around anticlockwise to opposite;
          pull-the-lady's right hand over her head as partners face each other4;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat the preceding five lines, ending with a swing at home16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step--down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through with ladies in the center2;  turn in to one another to face home2;
take left-hand-in-left with opposite partners; also take right hands with original
          partner and pull the hands to the lady's right shoulder; lead around to
          opposite; raise right hands and turn the lady under anticlockwise
          to-place at opposite4;
swing in ceili hold at opposite8;
still in ceili hold, dance sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) in and out of the set once4;
still in ceili-hold, house to home4;
swing in ceili hold at home8;
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All   couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   except all dance for the final swing64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (176 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary reel step--lift-2-3-4.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain as in Figure One except gents turn original partners
          under anticlockwise (right-hand-in-right-hand) as they return home8;
swing in ceili hold; at the end of the swing, the second top couple faces into the
          set, remaining  in ceili-hold8;
still in ceili hold, first top couple dance REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" sevens (gallop) across
          the set and back to home4;
still in ceili hold, first top couple house to opposite, ending in front of second
          top couple and facing their home position (one and one-half
          revolutions)4;
both couples, still in ceili hold: 
          dancing toward first top's home position, dance sevens in and back4;
          house to respective opposite positions4;
          dance sevens in and back4;
          house to respective home positions4;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the first side couple, then the second top couple, then
          the second side couple dancing the sevens/gallop at REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" 120.
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS or POLKAS (136 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka/jig step--down-2-3.
All couples: full house twice in ceili hold16;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies dance outside the set to the next gent on the right2;  new couples lead
          around anticlockwise in open waltz hold6;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners lead around72;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8.

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