MEELIN  VICTORIA  JIG  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set comes from County Cork, Ireland. 
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right foot.
    Bar counts for dance 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.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (152 BARS)  
Dance ordinary polka steps (five-step and down-2-3).
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" lead around :
          with ladies inside the set facing partner, take waltz hold and reverse
          the lady as all couples dance anticlockwise around the set (shove the
          lady lead around)8;
full house in waltz hold8.
DANCE AT HOMEWITH SIDE COUPLES :  ADVANCE & RETIRE, SWING, HOUSE
Top couples: dance at home in waltz hold (only one revolution)8;
with couple on the right :
          advance and retire twice holding right hands in front (five-step)8;
          swing in waltz hold8;
          house each other in waltz hold8.
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: corner partners swing in waltz hold8;
original partners swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with side couples leading64;
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
repeat the above shove the lady lead around and full house16.
    FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (152 BARS)
Dance a smooth (gentle, flowing) polka step (down-2-3).
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" shove the lady lead around and full house as in Figure One16.
DANCE AT HOMELADIES THEN GENTS CROSSOVERSWINGHOUSE
Top couples: dance at home in waltz hold (only one revolution)8;
ladies crossover (change places) passing right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder2;
gents crossover (change places) passing left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder2;
repeat the preceding crossovers to home4;
swing in waltz hold8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: corner partners swing in waltz hold8;
original partners swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with side couples leading64;
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
repeat the above shove the lady lead around and full house16.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (200 BARS)
Dance a smooth (gentle, flowing) polka step (down-2-3).
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" shove the lady lead around and full house as in Figure One16.
DANCE AT HOMEADVANCE & RETIRECROSSOVERSWING
Top couples: dance at home in waltz hold (only one revolution)8;
advance and retire once holding inside (closest) hands4;
first top lady and second top gent crossover right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder4;
advance and retire once holding inside (closest) hands4;
while second top gent crosses, both ladies also crossover (change places)4;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once holding inside (closest) hands4;
ladies crossover (change places) passing right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder4;
swing in waltz hold8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
SWING CORNER THEN ORIGINAL PARTNER
All couples: corner partners swing in waltz hold8;
original partners swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with side couples leading88;
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
repeat the above shove the lady lead around and full house16.
    FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (184 BARS)
Dance a smooth (gentle, flowing) polka step (down-2-3).
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" shove the lady lead around and full house as in Figure One16.
DANCE AT HOMEADVANCE & RETIRECROSSOVERSWING
Top couples: dance at home in waltz hold (only one revolution)8;
gents swing each lady on the right then original partner32;
house each other in waltz hold8;
gents swing the lady on the left then original partner16;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  with side couples leading80;
SHOVE THE LADY (SHUNTING)HOUSE
repeat the above shove the lady lead around and full house16.
    FIGURE 5 -- REELS (256 BARS)
Dance a ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3-4 and sevens: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
LEAD AROUNDTURN LADY UNDERLEFT ARM LINKSWING
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding right hands in front (rights on top)6;
form arches and the lady dances clockwise under the arches as both partners
          dance to-place (turn the lady under)2;
partners link left arms and dance two anticlockwise turns in-place8;
swing in waltz hold8;
SQUARE HOUSEHOUSEGENTS SWING OPPOSITEGENTS LEFT ARM HOOK
Top couples: square the house in waltz hold dancing sevens8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
gents dance straight across2; swing the opposite lady6;
gents hook left arms in the center and dance around anticlockwise,
          doubling the final two and ending with original partner8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with side couples leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with top  couples leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with side couples leading56;
LEAD AROUNDTURN LADY UNDERLEFT ARM LINKSWING
lead around and turn the lady under as above8;
partners link left arms and dance two anticlockwise turns in-place8;
swing in waltz hold8.

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MEELIN VICTORIA JIG SET 1S IS LEFT
F1  JIGS 152 bars

ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER" BTLLA8             FH8

TT: D@H (ONE REVOLUTION)8
TT & R PR: A&RRnR8    SWGW8
ALL:  CORNERS SWGW8    ORIG PARTs SWGW8
SS: RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"  56
ALL: BTLLA8             FH8
F2  JIGS 152 bars
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER"  BTLLA8             FH8
TT: D@H (ONE REVOLUTION)8
  Ls XOVR R2R2    Gs XOVR L2L2  RPT HO4
  SWGW8      HSE EA OTHW8
ALL: CORNERS SWGW8    ORIG PARTs SWGW8
SS: RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"  56
ALL:  BTLLA8             FH8
F3  JIGS 200 bars
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER" BTLLA8             FH8
TT: D@H (ONE REVOLUTION)8
  A&R nSIDHs4 1TL / 2TG XOVR R2R4
  A&R nSIDHs4 2TG HO AS 1TL / 2TL XOVR4
  NEW PARTs SWGW8
  A&R nSIDHs4 Ls XOVR TO HO R2R4
  SWGW8   HSE EA OTHW8
ALL: CORNERS SWGW8    ORIG PARTs SWGW8
SS: RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  88
ALL:  BTLLA8             FH8
F4  JIGS 184 bars
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER" BTLLA8             FH8
TT: D@H (ONE REVOLUTION)8
  Gs SWGW EA RIGHT L THEN PART32
  Gs SWGW ONLY LEFT L THEN PART16
  HSE EA OTHW8
SS: RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"  80
ALL:  BTLLA8             FH8
F5  REELS 256 bars "FLOATING REEL"
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"LAXHTLU2
  PARTs L-ARM LINK 2X ACW8
  SWGW8
TT: SQ-THE-HSE SEVENSW8
  HSE EA OTH8    Gs SWGW OPP L8
  Gs L-ARM LINK CTR TO HO8
SS: RPT FR  REPEAT  "MARKER"  56
ALL: RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"  112
  LAXH6   TLU2
  PARTs L-ARM LINK 2X ACW8
  SWGW8

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