LOUGHGRANEY  HALF  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Though this set was initially danced as a half set, after 2001 it very often has been
              danced as a full set.   Documentation for both versions is shown below.
    When danced as a full set, first side couple is left of the first top couple.
    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.
    Chain:  high-follow   --  Ladies give right hands at waist-height to one another in the
               center then left hands to the opposite gent;  they form and arch and the lady
               dances under the arch and around the gent as he follows her; the ladies do not
               chain on the way home;  near home, the gent and lady take right-hand-in-right
               and form an arch;  the lady dances  under the arch to-place.
    Swing in waltz hold;  the swing is also known as full wheel.
    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 a workshop taught by Pat Murphy at
              Toronto, Canada on May 21, 2001.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
HALF SET
Both couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
pass through (ladies in the middle) and dance left-shoulder-to-left to-place at
          opposite4;
pass through (ladies in the middle) and dance left-shoulder-to-left to-place
          at home4;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
swing (full wheel) in waltz hold8.
FULL SET
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
pass through (ladies in the middle) and dance left-shoulder-to-left to-place at
          opposite4;
pass through (ladies in the middle) and dance left-shoulder-to-left to-place
          at home4;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: swing   (full wheel) in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
HALF SET
Both couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4;
pass through to opposite (ladies in the center) and dance left-shoulder-
          to-left-shoulder to-place4;
repeat the preceding three lines to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
swing in waltz hold8.
FULL SET
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; 
pass through to opposite (ladies in the center) and dance left-shoulder-to-
          left-shoulder to-place4;
repeat the preceding three lines to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
HALF SET
Both couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, advance and retire once4;
house anticlockwise halfway around making two clockwise revolutions4;
repeat the preceding two lines to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, dance at home making two revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
swing in waltz hold8.
FULL SET
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; house anticlockwise halfway
          around making two clockwise revolutions4;
repeat the preceding two lines to home8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, dance at home making two revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (152 BARS or 272 for Full Set)   
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
HALF SET
Both couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
dance at home, in waltz hold, making two clockwise revolutions8;
REPEAT "MARKER" first couple house inside and leave the lady at the side of the second gent;
          the second gent takes the ladies’outside hands; the solo gent does not
          take hands with the ladies8;
the solo gent retires and dances in-place while the trio (still holding outside
          hands) advance and retire once4; advance to the solo gent who takes the
          ladies’ inside hands underneath and pulls up/out as the ladies dance
          in beside him; the receiving-gent takes the ladies’outside hands4;
the solo gent retires and dances in-place while the trio (still holding outside
          hands) advance and retire once4; advance to the solo gent who takes
          the ladies’ inside hands underneath and pulls up/out as the ladies face
          into a circle-of-four4;
little Christmas8;
ladies chain8;
dance at home, in waltz hold, making two clockwise revolutions8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second couple leading48;
swing in waltz hold8.
FULL SET
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
dance at home, in waltz hold, making two clockwise revolutions8;
REPEAT "MARKER" first top couple couple house inside and leave the lady at the side of the
          second top gent; the second top gent takes the ladies’outside hands;
          the solo gent does not take hands with the ladies8;
the solo gent retires and dances in-place while the trio (still holding outside 
          hands) advance and retire once4; advance to the solo gent who takes
          the ladies’ inside hands underneath and pulls up/out as the ladies dance
          in beside him; the receiving-gent takes the ladies’outside hands4;
the solo gent retires and dances in-place while the trio (still holding outside
          hands) advance and retire once4; advance to the solo gent who takes
          the ladies’ inside hands underneath and pulls up/out as the ladies face
          into a circle-of-four4;
little Christmas8;
ladies chain8;
All on 2nd 4th: dance at home, in waltz hold, making two clockwise revolutions8all couples
          dance here on the SECOND and FOURTH repeat of the patterns,
          that is, when Second top and Second side couples lead;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple leading--except all couples dance
          the final dance at home48;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple leading72;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second side couple leading--except all couples dance
          the final dance at home48;
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- REELS (136 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel step (lift-2-3-4).
HALF SET
Both couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; as gents dance clockwise in-place,
          ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder, turning twice clockwise4;
as new partners, full house, in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; as gents dance clockwise in-place,
          ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder, turning twice clockwise4;
original partners, full house, in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
swing in waltz hold8.
FULL SET
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
Top couples: house around each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; as gents dance clockwise in-place,
          ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder, turning twice clockwise4;
as new partners, full house, in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; as gents dance clockwise in-place,
          ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder, turning twice clockwise4;
original partners, full house, in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (176 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step (lift-2-3-4).
HALF SET and  FULL SET follow the same notes.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5)8;
in waltz hold, dance at home, making two clockwise revolutions8;
REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, advance and retire once4; 
both turning clockwise twice, gents dance inside to the next position on
          the left and ladies dance outside to the next position on the right4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are at original homes128;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.

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