LORRHA-AGLISH  QUADRILLE  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set was recorded in Lorrha Hall on Sunday 22nd May 2005.    We wish to
              thank Nonie Flaherty, Nancy Armitage, Noeleen Keeshan, Teresa Cleary and
              Freida Tierney for dancing the set.    We would also like to thank Mary and
              Mick McGeeney and Donal Morrissey for organizing this opportunity to
              revive the set.    Padraig McEneany
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Chain:  gents pull the hand / face in  --  Ladies give right-hand-in-right-hand at
              waist-height in the center and dance to the opposite gent;  ladies give
              left-hand-in-left to the gent;  as the gent continues to face into the set,
              the couple raise left arms and the lady dances around the gent and dances
              to home;  the ladies chain right-hand-in-right as they dance to home.
    The first four Figures are danced as a half-set.
    First Couple:    In this half set, the First couple begins with backs to the music
               (as does First Top Couple in a full set).  However, if determined before the music
               starts, the half set couples orientation may be otherwise.
    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.
    Documentation is based upon notes provided by Padraig and Roisin McEneany and
             upon a workshop they taught in Cape May, New Jersey USA in October 2005.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (56 BARS)     PASS THROUGH
Dance a down-jig step (down 2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite with ladies in the center; turn clockwise and pass
          through to home; partners turn-in to one another to-place8;
lead around; gents raise the lady’s right hand to her right shoulder and they hold
          left hands in front to begin; raise and bring right hands to waist-level
          at home8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (56 BARS)     ADVANCE AND CROSS OVER
Dance a down-jig step (down 2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once;
          when retiring, continue to hold left hands and raise right hands to
          the lady’s right shoulder4;
lead around anticlockwise to opposite; raise and bring right hands to
          waist-level as both couples face into the set4;
repeat the five lines above to return home8;
swing in ceili hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (72 BARS)     STICK YOUR LEG IN MY ARM
Dance a down-jig step (down 2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first gent and second lady:  dance past one another in the center right
          shoulder-to-right; turn clockwise, hook left arms and dance anticlockwise to
          form a line-of-four, taking partner’s right-hand-in-right with original partners
          facing one another8;
line-of-four:    advance to the left of first couple; 
          with gents reversing and ladies dancing forward, retire to the center;
          before leading across to opposite, gents bring the right hands forward over the
          ladies’ heads; raise and bring right hands to waist-level as both couples
          face into the set8;
first gent and second lady:  advance and retire twice from their
          opposite positions8;
Both couples: in waltz hold, house anticlockwise to home, making four clockwise turns8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with the second gent and the first lady leading32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (104 BARS)     CHRISTMAS TREE
Dance a down-jig step (down 2-3).
Both couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
First couple: in ceili hold, first couple house inside the set as second couple stand
          right-hand-in-right; the first lady stops beside the second gent,
          facing into the set, and they take left-hand-in-left; first gent takes the
          ladies’ other hands (inside hands) underneath, forming a tee
          (wheelbarrow or push-pull) formation8;
Trio and one: cross the set with the trio advancing; cross the set with the trio retiring;
          dance to the center of the set with the trio advancing;
          ladies turn-in (no arches) and all form a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas (swing it out)8;
Both couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with the second couple leading40;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)     OFFERING UP
Dance as a full set with an ordinary polka step (down 2-3).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing original partner in ceili hold8;
ladies advance and retire twice, without touching one another8;
gents advance and retire twice, without touching one another; 
         on the second advance, all ladies dance one position to the right;
         during the retire, gents turn anticlockwise into the lead around position8;
in open waltz hold, lead around anticlockwise as new partners8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are back together120;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold8.

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