LABASHEEDA  SET

 

       2008   Larry E. Taylor

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This set from County Clare, Ireland is also known as the REEL SET.

   

Swing and house  in waltz hold.

   

Steps:  The jigs are to be danced up-down-2-3 (the up jig with a bit of skip); all other

   

        rhythms are to be danced in the Clare-style, lift-2-3-4.

   

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.

   

Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Mary Fox at Milwaukee,

   

          Wisconsin USA in August 2004.

   

Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com

 

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 1 -- REELS (192 BARS) GENT HOUSE INSIDE WITH EACH LADY

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

First top couple:

REPEAT "MARKER" house inside (in waltz hold) three-quarters around to the couple on their left6;

          change ladies (new lady steps out as the current lady dances to-place)2;

first top gent and each successive left lady house inside three-quarters around

          and change ladies; the last lady stays at the first top gent’s home24.

All couples:

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then

          second side couple leading120.

full house in waltz hold8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 2 -- REELS (128 BARS)  HIGH GATES

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

First top couple:

REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;

they and the lady on the left dance high gates:  the gent takes the ladies' closest

          hands (no crossed-hands) to form arches; the first top lady dances under

          the arch; the visiting (left) lady dances under the arch and to home;

          the first top lady again dances under the arch; the gent follows each lady

          under-the-arch  (under-the-arch order:  partner, visitor then partner)8.

All couples:

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    with first side couple, second top couple then

          second side couple leading72.

full house in waltz hold8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 3 -- REELS (128 BARS)    LITTLE CHRISTMAS WITH LEFT COUPLE

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

First top couple:

REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8;

they and the couple on their left little Christmas8.

All couples:

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then

          second side couple leading72.

full house in waltz hold8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 4 -- REELS (192 BARS)  LADY HOUSE INSIDE WITH EACH GENT

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

First top couple:

REPEAT "MARKER" house inside (in waltz hold) three-quarters around to the couple on their left6;

          change gents (new gent steps out as the current gent dances to-place)2;

first top lady and each successive left gent house inside three-quarters around

          and change gents; the last gent stays at the first top lady's home24.

All couples:

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then

          second side couple leading120.

full house in waltz hold8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (176 BARS)    CROSS, SWING, HOUSE

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Dance an up-jig step (up-down-2-3, with a bit of a skip).

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

Top couples:

REPEAT "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;

advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;

as gents dance in-place, ladies crossover, right-shoulder-to-right, to opposite4;

house each other as new top couples8;

advance and retire once as new top couples4;

ladies dance to home while gents dance in-place and the side ladies dance

          anticlockwise inside the set to-place at the respective top gent's right;

          (top ladies end the crossover at the visiting lady’s right side and

          face-in)4;

New partners:

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   --  except ladies return home clockwise (inside the set) on

          the final four bars32.



From about 1995, the preceding 64 bars have been alternatively danced:



Top couples:

REPEAT "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;

advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;

as gents dance in-place, ladies crossover, right-shoulder-to-right,

          to opposite (change places)4;

house each other as new top couples8;

advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right as new top couples4;

ladies dance to home while  gents dance clockwise to the lady on

          their left (dance outside the set and pass right-shoulder-to-right

          to-place)4.

New partners:

repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   --  except gents return home anticlockwise on the final

          four bars, passing right-shoulder-to-right with the lady he leaves32.



All couples:

dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.

Side couples:

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"  72.

All couples:

full house in waltz hold8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 6 or Alternate FIGURE 5 -- FLINGS (168 BARS)

All couples:

lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands (rights on top)6;

          turn the lady under clockwise with four hands2;

swing in waltz hold (four revolutions)8.

Top couples:

REPEAT "MARKER" dance in-place (or slightly in and out) in waltz hold2;

double around at home, still in waltz hold (one revolution)2;

dance in-place (or slightly in and out) in waltz hold2;

double half-way around to opposite2;

dance in-place at opposite2;

double around at opposite2;

dance in-place at opposite2;

double half-way around to home2;

left-arm hook around with the opposite partner in center2;

dance to home2;

dance in-place2;

double around at home2;

house each other, doubling the final two bars8.

Side couples:

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   32.

All couples:

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   64;

dance at home8;

full house8.

  SET FORMATION  FIGURE 7 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   

All couples:

REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (body, in-out-and-around) in waltz hold16;

full house in waltz hold8;

dance in and out once2;

as gents dance clockwise at home, ladies dance inside the set to

          the next gent on the right2;

dance at home as new partners (one revolution, in waltz hold)4;

repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   three times so each lady is again with her original partner96.

quarterhouse16;

full house in waltz hold8.

 

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