MOYCULLEN  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set dance from County Galway, Ireland has been described by dancer/teacher
              Marie Philbin as "my father's set."  The set may have once been known as
              the COMMON HALF SET or the COMMON SET.
    Bar counts (quantity of measures) for dance patterns are shown in bold.
    The total bar count for each Figure includes an eight-bar introduction of music.
    Gents dance first on the left foot and ladies dance first on the right foot.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop led by Gerard Butler November 1, 2008,
              at Ellenville, New York USA.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of November 28, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
    FIGURE 1 -- REELS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel steplift 2, 3, 4.
LEAD AROUNDHOUSE
All couples: lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.
LADIES CHAINSWINGADVANCE AND RETIREFACE A SIDE COUPLE
Top couples: ladies chain :
          ladies give right hands at waist-height in the center and dance on the the
          opposite gent; couples take left hands at waist-height and dance anticlockwise
          around one another (no arch); ladies dance to home but do not chain in
          the center8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: ladies chain as above8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands (rights on top) and advance and retire once4;
still holding crossed hands, dance to face the couple on the left4;
DOUBLE PASS THROUGH (SQUARE)SWING
All couples: facing-couples dance a square (double pass through); pass the first dancer right-
          shoulder-to-right then turn 90 degrees; pass the next dancer left-shoulder-
          to-left then again turn 90 degrees; pass the next dancer right-shoulder-
          to-right then again turn 90 degrees;  pass the next person left-shoulder-
          to-left; top gents dance to home and top ladies dance to-place at their original
          opposite [similar to the no-touch square in Figure 1 of Clare Lancers]8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
HOUSE
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary reel steplift 2, 3, 4.
LEAD AROUNDHOUSE
All couples:: lead around anticlockwise in sweetheart hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.
ADVANCE AND RETIREDANCE TO THEN IN A LINEFULL TURNCROSSOVER
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" take crossed hands and advance and retire once4;
release hands and dance into a line-of-four in the center with ladies in the middle2;
dance in-place and take inside hands with opposite partner2;
dance one clockwise turn in-place4;
release hands and all dance to opposite and face partner2;
pass left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to-place2;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  to home16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
BACK-TO-BACKCHANGE PARTNERSSWING
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" partners face and dance a clockwise back-to-back with each other; end facing4;
as gents dance in-place, ladies dance clockwise outside the set (partners pass right-
          shoulder-to-right-shoulder) to the next clockwise-gent (left)4;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  three times48;
HOUSE
full house in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (152 BARS)
Dance an ordinary up-jig steplift 2, 3, 4.
QUARTERHOUSESWING
All couples: quarterhouse (body, in out and around) in waltz hold16;
swing in waltz hold8.
LADIES CROSSOVERCOUPLES ARCH-AROUNDHOUSE
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies crossover and take right hands with the opposite gent2;
form and arch and the lady dances clockwise under the arch around the gent;
          gents continue facing into the set but dance a bit left and right to facilitate
          the lady's passage6;
new couples house each other in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  16.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  32.
PINWHEEL HALFWAY AROUNDSWING
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies pinwheel clockwise (right hands) to opposite4;
gents pinwheel clockwise (right hands) to opposite4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  to home16;
QUARTERHOUSESWING
quarterhouse16;
swing in waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (128 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka stepdown 2, 3.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLESWING
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
INDIVIDUALS CROSSOVER DANCE ONE POSITION AROUNDSWING
REPEAT  "MARKER" top ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right2;
top gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left; end facing partner2;
side ladies crossover right-shoulder-to-right2;
side gents crossover left-shoulder-to-left; end facing partner2;
weave (no touch, no turn) one-quarter around the set; gents dance
          anticlockwise, ladies dance clockwise  :
                    pass partner right-shoulder-to-right2;
                    pass next dancer left-shoulder-to-left2;
                    next couples swing in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   three times; top ladies begin from a new position each time48;
CHAINSWINGADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEBIG CHRISTMAS
chain to opposite (gents dance anticlockwise, ladies dance clockwise)6; batter2;
chain to home (same directions)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
big Christmas (one revolution)8.

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MOYCULLEN SET             ORD:  TT, SS
F1  Reels 160 bars       Clare-style lift-2-3-4
ALL:   LASWH8      FHW8
TT:  L CHN8              ALL:    SWGW8
SS:  L CHN8              ALL    SWGW8
TT:  REPEAT  "MARKER" A&RXH4       DANCE TO FACE LEFT PR4
ALL:  DBL P-THRU (SQ as in CL LANCERS) PASS (NO TCH) R2R,
                  L2L, R2R, L2L -- TGs HO AS TLs TO ORIG OPP8
SWGW8
TT:  RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24      SS:     RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48
ALL:FHW8
F2  Reels 160 bars       Clare-style lift-2-3-4
ALL:   LASWH8      FHW8
TT: REPEAT  "MARKER" A&RXH4    LN-OF-4 IN CTR (Ls MIDL)2      I-P2
    360o HOLDING nSID Hs (gates)4
    TO OPP AND FC PART2   L2L TO-PLACE2
RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   TO HO16      SS:                 RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32
ALL: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  BK2BK CW w/PART, END FCng4
Gs I-P   AS   Ls CW TO NXT G (PASS R2R)4
NEW PRs SWGW8   RPT FR REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" 3X (OR Ps SWG)48
FHW8
F3  Jigs 152 bars                Up-jig
ALL:  QHW16        SWGW8
TT:  REPEAT  "MARKER" Ls XOVR, TAKE RnR (shake hands) OPP G2
    ARCH & L CW ARD G TO WALTZ HOLD6
        NEW PRs HSE EA OTHW8
RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   TO HO16     SS:   RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32
ALL:  REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"  Ls RH PW TO OPP4
     Gs RH PW TO OPP4
     SWGW8    RPT FR   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   TO HO16
ALL:  QHW16        SWGW8
F4  Polkas 128 bars Down polka (down-2-3)
                          TTL BEGIN XOVR DIFF POS EA TIME
ALL:  A&RHHC8       SWGW8
    REPEAT  "MARKER" TL XOVR R2R2   TG XOVR L2L, END FCng PART2
       SL XOVR R2R2   SG XOVR L2L, END FCng PART2
       WEAVE (Gs ACW, Ls CW) :   PASS PART R2R2  
          PASS NEXT DANCER L2L2
          NEXT PRs SWGW4
       RPT FR    REPEAT  "MARKER"   3X TIL ALL ARE AT HO48
            CHN (Gs ACW) TO OPP6        BATTER2
            CHN TO HO8           SWGW8
            A&RHHC8               B XMAS (1 REVOL)8