LIMERICK ORANGE AND GREEN SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Limerick, Ireland.
    Couples dance in waltz hold except as shown below.
    Contrary:  two couples dance around (file) in a hand-holding circle.
    Chain:  With a chest-level hand hold for all contact, the ladies give right hands in the
              center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position);
              partners dance around one another (no arch);  ladies also chain to home except
              during the interlacing chain of Figure 4.
    Gents begin forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot;
              dance the steps shown below.
    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 Mick Mulkerrin at Spiddal, Ireland
             in February 2004.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (200 BARS) 
Dance ordinary slide/jig steps (down-2-3) and jig-batter (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" facing one another with crossed-hands, advance and retire twice (jig-batter :
          1 and 2 and 1-2-3, 1 and 2 and 1-2-3) twice8;
pass through to opposite with first top outside second top; dance
          on-the-spot two bars in the center; pass left-shoulder-to-left to place8;
repeat the patterns on the four lines above, ending at home16;
ladies chain8;
swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side, second top, then second side couples leading144.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (200 BARS) 
Dance ordinary slide/jig steps (down-2-3) and jig-batter (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" face one another without touching and dance in-place (or slightly in and out)4;
dance back-to-back around one another anticlockwise (begin left-shoulder-to left)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once (1 and 2 and 1-2-3)4;
slide across and leave the lady beside opposite gent as the solo gent retires to home4;
trio little Christmas while the solo dances two anticlockwise turns8;
solo gent advance/bow/retire to first side couple2, to the second side couple2,
          to the trio2, then top couples form a hand-holding circle2;
contrary:   dance clockwise4; dance anticlockwise and to home4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top, first side, then second side couples leading144.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (136 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through with ladies in the center; turn clockwise and give right forearms to
          opposite partner; turn clockwise one and one-half times, ending at home8;
swing in waltz hold8;
pass through to opposite with ladies in the center and all turn clockwise to place4;
repeat pass through to home4;
house each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (72 BARS)   
Dance ordinary jig steps (down-2-3) and sevens (1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" interlacing gallop to opposite and to home, with beginning weight on the trailing
          foot (1-2-3-4-5-6-7):   tops dance to opposite2, then sides dance
          to opposite2, then tops dance to home2, then sides dance to home2;
interlacing ladies chain with top ladies dancing first and side ladies dancing
          two bars later (ladies do not chain when returning home)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
top couples face left as side couples face right and dance the contrary
          clockwise4 then anticlockwise and to home4.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    except side couples lead (they gallop first, side ladies chain
          first and side couples face left for the contrary)32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (232 BARS)   
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3) and polka-batter (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" face one another with crossed hand and advance and retire twice dancing a
          polka-batter (1 and 2 and 1-2-3)8;
crossover anticlockwise to opposite; ladies lead, turn the lady under clockwise to
          place and do not release hands4;
face one another with crossed hands from above and advance and retire
          twice (1 and 2 and 1-2-3)8;
crossover anticlockwise to home; ladies lead, turn the lady under anticlockwise
          to-place4;
All couples: ladies pinwheel (star) with the right hands4, then with the left hands and to place4
          while gents dance in-place, without turning.
Top couples: swing in waltz hold8.
All couples: quarterhouse (body, polka body)16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   112.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (248 BARS*)   
Dance ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3-4) and five-step for the advance and
          retire (step, step, 3-4-5).
All couples:  REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands and lead around anticlockwise6;
           reverse directions (no turn-the-lady-under)2; lead around to home8;
swing in waltz hold8;
advance and retire twice in a hand-holding circle8;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies:    advance and retire twice in a hand-holding circle8;
gents:     advance and retire twice in a hand-holding circle and ladies move one
                      position to the right when gents begin the second advance8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   to re-establish original partners168;
take crossed-hands and lead around anticlockwise6;
           reverse directions (no turn the lady under)2; lead around to home8.
 
* Alternatively, all available couples form a room-encircling ring;
          dance no-touch on advance and retires; ladies would dance forward
          anticlockwise in the ring (the line of dance) at the partner-change;
          use longer music; this Figure is sometimes called Around the Well.

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