LEITRIM  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Leitrim, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    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 and form an arch;
              the lady dances under the arch and around and the gent follows the lady around;
              ladies also chain with one another when dancing to home.
    Interlacing:  two couples dance four bars of a movement and as they begin the
              next four bars, the other two couples begin the four bars of the initial
              movement; interlacing in this set involves multiple movements (patterns).
    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 -- JIGS (120 BARS)    CROSSOVER
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Top couples: crossover (change places):  ladies dance in front of partners to lead clockwise
          in file; pass right-shoulder-to-right; turn clockwise into opposite positions8;
(Crossovers of other sets are danced in two or four bars of music.  Note
          the crossover here must be danced slowly since eight bars are
          played    d u r i n g    the crossing.)
repeat the preceding crossover; near home, gents dance inside partners to-place8;
All couples: face partner and step it out (dance no-touch, no-turn in-placebatter)8;
swing in waltz hold6; finish (face into the set and dance in-place, still in waltz hold)2.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain (see heading)8;
All couples: step it out8;
swing in waltz hold6; finish2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (88 BARS)   INTERLACING
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples; REPEAT "MARKER" interlacing advance and retire, right-hand-in-right top couples begin;
          side couples should be near the center on the sixth bar6;
interlacing crossover anticlockwise then turn anticlockwise to-place (no arch)
          tops begin as sides retire above6;
repeat the interlacing advance and retire and crossover to home positions12;
step it out8;
swing in waltz hold6; finish2.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples advancing first and crossing first40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (168 BARS)    BACK-TO-BACK AND SWING
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top lady and second top gent dance right-shoulder-to-right, then back-
          to-back, then left-shoulder-to-left, then face in the center8;
          swing in waltz hold6; form a hand-holding circle with partners2;
          dance one anticlockwise circle6; reverse to-place2;
step it out8;
swing in waltz hold6; finish2.
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top lady and first top gent leading40.
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side lady and second side gent leading40;
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with second side lady and first side gent leading40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (168 BARS)    TRIO AND ONE
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" with both couples holding right-hands-in-right, the first top couple advance,
          retire and advance   while   the second top couple dances in-place
          (lift 1, lift 1, lift 1-2-3) with the lady facing out of the set;
          first top gent turns his partner clockwise beside the second top gent and
          the second top lady turns anticlockwise to place beside her partner;
          the second top gent takes the two ladies' outside hands at their outside
          shoulders and the first top gent takes the ladies' inside hands8;
trio and one advance and retire twice8;
opposite partners swing in waltz hold with the first top gent swinging to his home
           with his new partner6; ladies crossover to their home positions2;
step it out8;
swing in waltz hold6; finish2.
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second top, then the first side, then the second side
          couple advancing first120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (104 BARS)    CHANGE PARTNERS (SOCIAL)
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice; hold hands at waist-level
          when advancing and at shoulder-height when retiring8;
face near-corner partner and step it out8;
near-corner partners swing in waltz hold6; ladies dance inside the set to the
          next position on the right2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   three times (all gents will have danced with each lady)72.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (136 BARS)    CHANGE PARTNERS (SOCIAL)
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire twice right-hand-in-right8;
as gents dance in-place, ladies dance inside the set to the next position
          on the right2;
new couples take waltz hold and house to the next position on the
          left (the gent's home)6;
new couples step it out8;
new swing in waltz hold6; finish2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   three times (all gents will have danced with each lady)96.

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