LOUISBURGH  SET
       2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Mayo, Ireland.
    Chain:  Low follow    With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies first take right
              hands in the center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his
              partner's position);  partners take left hands and dance around one another
              anticlockwise (no arch);  ladies do not chain when dancing to home.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    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 (200 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary jig step.
All couples: lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire twice holding crossed hands8;
dance side-by-side to face the couple on the left (visit) then reverse into the
          opposite position4;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed hands8;
visit the next couple on the left, then reverse into home position4;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in ceili hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire twice, holding crossed hands8;
first top gent and second top lady dance to the center and  swing in ceili hold(6)
          and reverse to opposite(2)  while their partners crossover :  first top lady
          dances straight across then into the opposite lady’s position while the
          second top gent dances to his partner’s position then dances straight
          across the set to-place; in crossing over, the gent dances half of a box8;
second top gent and first top lady repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  16;
advance and retire twice, holding crossed hands8;
swing in ceili hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   48    except all couples swing finally.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (112 BARS)
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary reel step.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8;
little Christmas8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   24.
All couples: swing in ceili hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (184 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary polka step.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, slide in and out twice8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, slide in and out twice8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
ladies chain8;
swing in ceili hold8.  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.
Top couples: with the couple on their left:
          repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  through    REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"  48;
          little Christmas (swing in four)8.

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