KILTIMAGH  HALF  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Only the first three Figures are danced as a half set.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Chain:  Low follow  --  With a waist-level hand hold for all contacts, the ladies take
              right-hand-in-right-hand in the center then left-hand-in-left-hand with the opposite
              gent; the lady dances around the gent and he follows her (no arch);  couples
              release left hands and the ladies dance back to home, without touching in the center.
    Gents begin dancing forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Crossover:  Holding crossed-hands, couples dance forward to face the position on the left
              (that is, dance clockwise)2, then backward to opposite2;  this crossover must be
              danced fluidly with no delays at the side position;  the lady must move slightly ahead
              of the gent when both are dancing forward; the gent must move slightly ahead
              of the lady when both are dancing backward.
    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 couple:  In this half set, the First couple begins with backs  to the music (as does First
              Top Couple in a full set).   However, if determined before the music starts, the couples
              orientation can be otherwise.   There is no First couple in the final figure.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Padraig and Roisin McEneany at
              Cape May, New Jersey USA in October 2003.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (64 BARS) Dance an ordinary jig step (down 2-3).
Both couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once4;
crossover clockwise to opposite4;
keeping crossed-hands, advance and retire once4;
crossover clockwise to home4;
keeping crossed-hands, advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8;
ladies’ chain8;
take crossed-hands and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (88 BARS) Dance an ordinary jig step (down 2-3).
REPEAT "MARKER"  first top gent and second top lady dance to the center, swing in ceili hold
          and reverse to home8.
Both couples: take crossed-hands and advance and retire once4;
crossover to opposite, as above4.
first top gent and second top lady again dance to the center, swing and
          reverse to-place (at opposite)8.
Both couples: take crossed-hands and advance and retire once4;
crossover to home, as above4.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top gent and the first top lady leading32;
take crossed-hands and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (72 BARS) Dance an ordinary reel step (lift 2-3-4).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" face partner, take right-hand-in-right, dance one clockwise turn8;
still holding right hands, dance sevens to the center2, two threes in-place2,
          dance sevens to home2 and two threes in-place2;
swing in ceili hold8;
little Christmas8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (112 BARS)  Dance as a full set with an ordinary
                                                                                                   polka step (down 2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
full house in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; ladies move to the next
          gent on the right during the second retire8;
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners again full house in waltz hold64;
big Christmas8.

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