LIMERICK  TUMBLERS  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set was composed in 1997 by Terry Moylan of Dublin, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Pass across: While holding right hands, a partner dances (turns) anticlockwise in front
              of his or her current partner to change places (dancer passing across ends in
              the corner, facing in).
    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 led by Terry Moylan in Pittsburgh,
              Pennsylvania USA on November 1, 1997.  Mr. Moylan's notes for the set are
              at www.setdance.com .
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of October 23, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
COUPLE'S CHOICE
1st top couple: couple's choice (house inside, swing, diamond square, dance at home, etc.)16;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading96.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (128 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
ADVANCE AND RETIREPASS ACROSSPASS THROUGH
Top couples: advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
top ladies pass across (see heading)2;
pass through with gents in the middle; turn clockwise to face-in2;
top gents and current corner-lady (a side lady) take right-hand-in-right and
          advance and retire once4;
top gents pass across2;
top gents with current partner pass through with ladies in the middle2;
Side couples: advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
top ladies pass across2;
pass through with gents in the middle2;
top gents and current corner-lady (a side lady) take right-hand-in-right and
          advance and retire once4;
top gents pass across2;
top gents with current partner pass through with ladies in the middle2;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
All couples: quarterhouse16.
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (96 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)6;
LADIES PINWHEEL AS GENTS DANCE AROUND THE SETTOP GENTS STEAL
holding only left hands, form an arch and the lady dances clockwise under the
          arch to the center2;
ladies pinwheel clockwise in the center while gents dance anticlockwise around
          the set; top gents give left hands to partner and right hands to the lady on
          the right; pull hands up/over to an across-the-shoulders hold8;
ADVANCE AND RETIRESIDE GENTS STEAL A LADY
all advance and retire twice (three facing three and one facing one); on the
           sixth bar, side gents steal top ladies to an across-the-shoulders hold8;
advance and retire twice (three facing three and one facing one)8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the side gents leading; top gents move anticlockwise in
          beside top ladies while side gents pull the hand of the side ladies
          and move anticlockwise beside partners to begin the lead around32.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)6;
holding only left hands, form an arch and the lady dances clockwise under the
          arch to the center2;
ladies pinwheel clockwise in the center while gents dance anticlockwise around
          the set; all gents give left hands to partner, form an arch and the lady
          turns clockwise under the arch to-place8;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (200 BARS)
Dance an ordinary jig/slide step, down-2-3 and as shown.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE TO THE RIGHTHOUSE HALFWAY AROUND
still in open waltz hold advance to the next position on the right dancing
          1-2-3-kick2; retire to home dancing 1-2-3-1232;
take waltz hold and house halfway around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding advance and retire and half house to home8.
HOUSE INSIDEHALF-DIAMOND, HOUSE TO HOMECHANGE PARTNERS
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
half-diamond (still in waltz hold, slide to the position on the right then
          to opposite)4;
house to home, ending with only a few feet separating top couples4;
extend high hands (gent's left, lady's right) to the opposite partner; the lady
          dances across to join her new partner and couples take waltz hold2;
HOUSEHALF-DIAM, HOUSE TO HOMECHANGE PARTNERS CHRISTMAS
new couples:
                    house around each other in waltz hold as above6;
                    half-diamond as above4;
                    house to home as above4;
                    change partners2 and house around each other as above6;
                    little Christmas6; reverse to-place at home2.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples:

repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   80.

All couples: as above:
                    lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
                    still in open waltz hold advance to the next position on the right2;
                    still in open waltz hold retire to home2;
                    take waltz hold and house halfway around to opposite4;
                    repeat the preceding advance & retire and half house to home8;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8;
ADVANCE AND RETIREARCHING-CHAIN AND CHANGE PARTNERS
advance and retire in a hand-holding circle (in-2-3, out-2-3)2;
chain with ladies dancing two positions to the right (anticlockwise) and gents
          dancing one position to the left (clockwise) :
               gent and the lady on his left form an arch (gent's left, lady's right)
               and the lady dances clockwise under the arch and extends her left
               hand to the next gent's right; dancing at his place, the gent follows
               the lady during the first two arches (turns halfway to face a new
               directionout then into the set); form a second arch and the lady
               dances anticlockwise under the arch and extends her right hand to
               arch (gent's left, lady's right) and the gent dances backward under the
               arch, the third gent; form a third arch turning slightly anticlockwise
               to-place as the lady dances anticlockwise outside the set to-place;
               new couples take waltz hold6;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    to home96;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.

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LIMERICK TUMBLERS SET    1S is LEFT
F1  POLKAS 144 bars   Down-2-3
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"QH16  1T:  DANCERS’ CHOICE16  --  HIs, SWGs, etc
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER"   1S, 2T, 2S
ALL:  FH8
F2  POLKAS 128 bars      Down-2-3
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"QH16
TT: A&RRnR4    Ls PASS-ACROSS2 PASS THRU2  [ Gs MDL ]
     Gs AND NEAR-CORNER LADIES     A&RRnR4
    Gs PASS-ACROSS2  PASS THRU2  [ LADIES MIDDLE ]
SS:  A&RRnR4
  L PASS-ACROSS2   PASS THRU2  [ GENTS MIDDLE ]
  Gs AND NEAR-CORNER LADIES A&RRnR4
  Gs PASS-ACROSS2  PASS THRU2  [ LADIES MIDDLE ]
RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  ,SS FIRST
ALL:  QH16                 FH8
F3  POLKAS 96 bars      Down-2-3
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER" LAXH6   TLU TO CTR WITH LEFTs2
LADIES PW RIGHT8   AS   GENTS 360 ACW THE SET
TTGs Ls TO PART, R TO RIGHT LADY & X-SHLDS
A&R8  [ 3 TO 3 & 1 TO 1 ]   A&R8  [ SSG STEAL Ls ]
RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER" SSG LEADING  [ TTG MV
ACW IN BESIDE TTL as  SSG PTH SSL & MV ACW BESIDE
     PARTs TO BEGIN LA ]
ALL: LAXH6 TLU TO CTR W/ Ls2     LADIES PW R8   AS
GENTS 360 ACW SET  GENTS TLU W/ Ls
SWGW8
F4  SLIDES 200 bars      Down-2-3
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER"  LAOW8     A&R 1-2-3K, 1-2-123 To/Fr Next ROW4
      HSE TO OPPW4
     A&R 1-2-3K, 1-2-123 To/Fr Next ROW4
   HSE TO HOW4
TT:  HSE EA OTH8
     HALF-DIAM4 HSE TO HO W4
     CHG PARTs2  [ GENTS PULL-IN LADY ]   HSE EA OTHW6
     HALF-DIAM4 HSE TO HO W4
     CHG PARTs2  [ GENTS PULL-IN LADY ]   HSE EA OTHW6
     L-XMAS8
ALL:   SWGW8
SS: RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"
ALL:  LAOW8
   A&R1-2-3K, 1-2-123 To/Fr Nxt ROW4       HSE TO OPPW4
      HSE TO OPPW4
     A&R 1-2-3K, 1-2-123 To/Fr Next ROW4
   HSE TO HOW4
    FH8
F5  HORNPIPES 160 bars      Lift-2-3-4
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"QH16      FH8
A&RHHC2   LADIES CHN 2 POSs R, GENTS 1 POS L6
     Gs DROP  PART’s  L     LH TLU CW TO oSIDE  (Gs ACW
   ON nSID FCNG-OUT )    RH TLU ACW TO nSID  (Gs CW ON
   oSIDE FCNG-IN)   LH  ACW  OVR  G’s HEAD TO W-HOLD   
     SHE ARD ACW FR oSIDE (HE BACKS UND ARCH TO-PL)
RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER" UNTIL  ORIG  PARTs  FH

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