KILMANAGH  LANCERS  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kilkenny, Ireland.  The set is similar to the TIPPERARY LANCERS,
              the RATHGORMACK LANCERS and the KILENAULE 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 the final two bars of Introductions.
    First Side couple is on the right 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   down-2-3  and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
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 leading; all clap
          on the final beat72.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)   PULL IN 
Dance   down-2-3  and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
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 (160 BARS)   FIRST CHAIN 
Dance   down-2-3  and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" 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: house around each other twice in waltz hold; end at home with the ladies
          inside the set, at the left side their partner; during the final two bars,
          side gents batter in-place16;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  and top gents batter on the final two bars32.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
All couples: chain as above16;
swing in ceili hold and all clap on the final beat8.
The final swing is sometimes omitted.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)   SECOND CHAIN 
Dance   down-2-3  and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
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 5 -- POLKAS (176 BARS)   THE POLKA 
Dance   down-2-3  and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise with arms at the waists behind (gents' on top)8.
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once, holding arms at the waist behind (gents' on top; gents
          only batter when advancing)4;
house halfway around to opposite in waltz hold4;
advance and retire ounce as above4;
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: repeat the lead around above and all clap on the final beat8.
    FIGURE 6 -- JIGS (120 BARS)   THE OFFERING UP 
Dance down-2-3 and batter (gents: down L, batter R, down L, down R).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and gents batter only
          on the advance8;
original partners swing in ceili hold8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" change partners and lead around :
          as gents dance in-place, 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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