KNOCKNABOUL  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Limerick, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz 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 -- SLIDES (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary slide/jig step, down-2-3 (relaxed and close to the floor).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" slide in and out once in waltz hold (1-2, 1-2)4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold (one revolution)4;
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 at
          waist-height (no arch) and couples dance anticlockwise around twice;
          ladies do not chain with one another when dancing to home.
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary slide/jig step, down-2-3 (relaxed and close to the floor).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" slide in and out once in waltz hold4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold4;
ladies crossover (change places), passing left-shoulder-to-left2;
new partners swing in waltz hold6;
slide in and out once in waltz hold4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold4;
ladies crossover, again passing left-shoulder-to-left2;
original partners swing in waltz hold6;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (168 BARS)
Dance an ordinary slide/jig step, down-2-3 (relaxed and close to the floor).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" slide in and out once in waltz hold (1-2, 1-2 kick)4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold4;
first top gent and second top lady dance to the center2; swing in waltz hold4;
          reverse to-place2;
slide in and out once in waltz hold4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold4;
second top gent and first top lady dance to the center2; swing in waltz hold4;
          reverse to-place2;
slide in and out once in waltz hold4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   40.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS or FAST REELS (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3 (relaxed and close to the floor).
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" four shoves (back the lady all around) :
          in waltz hold, back the lady to the first position on the right (anticlockwise,
                     no turns)2;
          repeat the preceding back the lady to home6;
full house in waltz hold (no back the lady)8;
slide in and out once in waltz hold4;
house to opposite, still in waltz hold4;
slide in and out once4;
house to home4;
all ladies chain (pinwheel) to the opposite gent; give right hands at
          shoulder-height in the center then left forearms to the opposite gent2;
          partners dance around one another anticlockwise2;
          ladies dance home, touching right hands in the center (pinwheel)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" quarterhouse16;
full house8;
as gents stand, all ladies walk outside to the next position on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    three times (original partners again at home);
quarterhouse16;
full house8.

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