KNOCKTOPHER  POLKA  SET
           2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Galway or Kilkenny, 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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: chain around the set; begin right-hand-in-right with partner; gents dance
          anticlockwise; ladies dance clockwise16;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
Top couples: house around each other twice in waltz hold16;
Side couples: house around each other twice in waltz hold16;
Top couples: house around each other twice in waltz hold16;
Side couples: house around each other twice in waltz hold16;
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other once in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once, still in waltz hold4;
house to opposite, still in waltz hold4;
advance and retire once, still in waltz hold4;
house to home, still in waltz hold4;
house around each other once, still in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" house around each other once in waltz hold8.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8.
Top couples: house around each other once in waltz hold8.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3 and a ceili step as shown.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; dance the sink and grind
          step traditionally associated with ceili dances (tap down up, kicking the
          same foot forward, 1-2-3)8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8;
ladies dance on the outside to the next gent on the right2;
new couples lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold6;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   three times, ending the set as original partners lead around72.

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