S E T    F O R M A T I O N    MULLAHORAN  SET
              2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Cavan, Ireland.
    Dance an ordinary polka/jig step (down-2-3) with JIGS and POLKAS and the Cavan
              Step with REELS (all begin forward on the right foot; heel scuff-kick up slightly
              on the right, left heel-toe-down then down on the right; then heel scuff-kick up
              on the left foot, etc.; the step is sometimes simplistically identified as batter 1-2-3.
    First Side is left of First Top.
    Swing in ceili hold for six bars then dance out for two bars (in-place, facing in, may
              or may not remain in ceili hold).
    For JIGS and POLKAS only, gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin
              forward on the right foot.
    Ladies chain: take a waist-level hold for all contacts; ladies take right hands in the
              center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's
              position); couples hook left arms and dance a half-turn (no arch) and ladies dance
              to-place at home without again chaining in the center.
    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.
    Abbreviations are used in a version recorded below.
    Edition of April 29, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
    FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (104 BARS)  INTRODUCTION
Dance an ordinary jig step (down-2-3).
T w i c e :     LADIES CHAINDANCE FREESWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain as shown in the heading8;
partners face one another and dance in-place without touching (dance free)8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all couples swing finally48.
    FIGURE 2 -- REELS (160 BARS)  COURTSHIP
Dance the CAVAN STEP shown in the heading.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
dance free as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2.
T w i c e :     CROSSOVERDANCE FREESWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take right-hand-in-right and crossover anticlockwise, turning the lady twice
          clockwise under the finger (under an arch)4;
dance free as in Figure One4;
repeat the preceding crossover and under the finger to home8; REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  through   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" 16.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEDANCE FREESWING
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
dance free as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading64.
    FIGURE 3 -- REELS (168 BARS)  MARRYING
Dance the CAVAN STEP shown in the heading.
BACK-TO-BACK IN CENTERSWINGHOUSEDANCE FREESWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top lady and second top gent crossover right-shoulder-to-right
          (clockwise); dance back-to-back to the side; dance backward
          passing left-shoulder-to-left then face one another in the center8;
swing in ceili hold6; reverse to home2;
house each other holding only right hands6; dance out 2;
dance free as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side lady/second side gent, second top
          lady/first top gent then second side lady/first side gent leading120.
    FIGURE 4 -- REELS (168 BARS)  BLESSING
Dance the CAVAN STEP shown in the heading.
LADIES CHAINDANCE FREESWING
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"  ladies chain as shown in the heading8;
dance free as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
ADVANCE AND RETIRESTEAL A LADYADVANCE AND RETIRE
advance and retire twice holding right hands; on the second advance, the
          first top lady turns to face her partner and the first top gent steals
          the second top lady left-hand-in-left and all retire; the ladies turn (no
          arch) beside the first top gent at his home8;
advance and retire twice; on the second advance, the solo gent takes the
          ladies' inside (free) hands and all retire; the ladies turn (no arch)
          beside the second top gent at his home8;
trio-and-one advance and retire once4; advance again and form a circle-
          of-four in the center with the ladies' hands on the gents' shoulders4;
LITTLE CHRISTMASLADIES CHAINDANCE FREESWING
little Christmas6; reverse to-place2;
ladies chain as shown in the heading8;
dance free as in Figure One8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   except all couples swing finally80.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)  OFFERING UP
Dance an ordinary polka step (down-2-3).
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEINTERLACING LADIES CHAIN
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
interlacing ladies chain (tops begin and sides two bars later) as shown
          in the heading8;
SHUNT TO OPPOSITETURN THE LADYSHUNT TO HOMETURN THE LADY
dance anticlockwise to opposite in waltz hold and the lady turns clockwise
          under an arch there; with ladies dancing backward, dance a shunting
          in and back (dance side-to-side)8;
dance anticlockwise to home in waltz hold and the lady turns clockwise under
          an arch there; with ladies dancing backward, dance a shunting
          in and back (dance side-to-side)8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with top ladies again leading the chain32;
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLESWING
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in ceili hold6; dance out2;
    FIGURE 6 -- REELS (96 BARS)  WEDDING PARTY
Dance the CAVAN STEP shown in the heading.
ADVANCE AND RETIRE IN A CIRCLEDANCE FREE
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
dance free as in Figure One8;
LEAD AROUNDCHANGE PARTNERSDANCE FREE
REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold8;
ladies dance inside the set to the next position on the right4;
dance free as new partners as in Figure One4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until ladies are again at home48;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8.

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SET FORMATION.

MULLAHORAN SET       1S is LEFT
F1  JIGS 104 bars        INTRODUCTION
TT:  REPEAT "MARKER" L CHN8    (ELBOW HOOK W / OPP GENT)
  FACE AND DANCE FREE8
  SWGCDANCE OUT2
  L CHN8
  FACE AND DANCE FREE8
  SWGCDANCE OUT2
SS:  RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"  EXCEPT ALL ON FINAL SWG48
F2  REELS 160 bars    COURTSHIP
A&RHHC8    DANCE FREE8   SWGCDANCE OUT2
TT:REPEAT "MARKER"XOVR ACW RnR UTF ACW 2X4  DANCE FREE4
  RPT TO HO8              SWGC6   DANCE OUT2
  XOVR ACW RNR UTF ACW 2X4    D-F4    RPT HO8
A&RHHC8   DANCE FREE8   SWGCDANCE OUT2
SS:    RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"   64
F3  REELS 168 bars     MARRYING
TT: REPEAT "MARKER"1TL / 2TG:   XOVR R2R    REV     L2L MEET CTR8
  SWGCREV TO HO2
  HSE EA OTHRnR6    DANCE OUT @ HO2
  FACE AND DANCE OUT8
  SWGCDANCE OUT2
RPT FR   REPEAT "MARKER"  1SL,  2TL,  2SL 120
F4  REELS 168 bars    BLESSING
TT: REPEAT "MARKER" L CHN8  DANCE FREE8  SWGCDANCE OUT2
  A&RRnR AND 1TG STEALS 2TL LnL8
  A&R & SOLO G TAKES I-Hs  TRN Ls TO HIM8
  A&R & TRN TO CK-OF-FOUR8
  L-XMAS8    L CHN8
  DANCE FREE8   SWGC6   DANCE OUT2
SS: RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"   EXCEPT ALL ON FINAL SWG120
F5  POLKAS 88 bars   OFFERING UP
ALL: REPEAT "MARKER" A&RHHC8   L CHN8  --   INTERLACING, TL 1st
  DANCE  TO OPPW6 - STEPPING IN/BK, Ls REV ALL  TLU2
   HSE TO HO6    TLU2    RPT FR    REPEAT "MARKER"   TL AGAIN 1st32
  A&RHHC8      SWGC6   DANCE OUT2
F6  REELS 96 bars    WEDDING PARTY
ALL:  A&RHHC8   DANCE FREE8
  REPEAT "MARKER" LAOW8
  Ls DANCE INSIDE TO NEXT R4   D-FREE4
  RPT FR  REPEAT "MARKER"    UNTIL ORIG  PARTs D-FREE48
  A&RHHC8

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