NEWPORT  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Mayo, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    When opposites dance in the center, their respective partners (solo dancers) dance in-place.
    Jig step (Figure 1):  down-2-3, down-2-3 then down, down, 123 when dancing in-place
              and when dancing forward or backward.  When a pattern involves dancing forward or
              backward, pause in one place and dance the down, down, 123 on-the-spot.
    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.
    Documentation is based upon a video with the 1994 All Ireland set dancers and a
              video with Connie Ryan, Mickey Kelly, John Joe Geraghty et al.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (272 BARS)
All couples: advance and retire once, with crossed-hands (rights on top) (dance in, dance
          on-the-spot, dance out then dance on-the-spot; turn to face anticlockwise
          during the final down, down, 123)8;
lead around to opposite, dancing forward two bars then dancing on-the-spot for
          two bars (crossed-hands in front)8;
swing in waltz hold at opposite8;
lead around to home as above8.
REPEAT "MARKER" steal a lady:    first top couple dance to opposite, right-hand-in-right2;
          as the first top lady turns to face the first top man, he takes the left
          hand of the second top lady2;
          trio retire (and the solo gent dances in-place until a new partner arrives)4;
          gent of trio turns the ladies under his arms to an across-the-shoulders
          hold and advance4;
          first top lady dances to the opposite gent and second top lady stays with
          the first top man4;
          swing as new couples; swing for six bars then 1-2, 123 on-the-spot8.
repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top couple, first side couple, then second
          side couple leading72.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   diagonals:   advance and retire once, forming a diagonal line in the
          set by dancing to the right8;
          advance and retire once, forming a diagonal line in the set by dancing to the left8;
          as partners retire and dance in-place, first top gent and second top lady
          stay in the center and swing6;  retire to home2.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"    with second top couple, first side couple, then second
          side couple leading72.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   ladies chain:    ladies grasp right forearms in the center and dance a
          full turn then crossover and chain around the opposite gent; the gent keeps
          left-hand-in-left-hand with the lady and turns her (sweep out, no arch)
          anticlockwise to his left to a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas6; reverse to place2.
Side couples: repeat from REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"    16.
All couples: advance and retire once, with crossed-hands, rights on top, (dance in, dance
          on-the-spot, dance out then dance on-the-spot)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- HORNPIPES (184 BARS)
Dance lift 1,lift 2, lift 123 throughout this Figure.
All couples: advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right with partners; gents hold
          open left hand, palm out, at his back (waist)8.
duck and drake:    dance a clockwise circle (file) with turns; ladies dance
          in front of partners and reach up/back with the right hand at the right
          shoulder; partners take right-in-right and turn the ladies anticlockwise
          to the next left position; ladies reach up/back with left hand at the left 
          shoulder for a clockwise turn to the opposite position; continue
          thus to home where gents dance inside the set to-place, turning ladies
          under-the-arm, left-in-left16.
Top couples: visit:    crossover clockwise; holding crossed-hands (rights on top) couples
          dance forward to face the couple on the left2; dance on-the-spot2;
          dance backward to opposite2; dance on-the-spot2; dance forward to
          face the next left couple2; dance on-the-spot2; and dance backward
          to home2; dance on-the-spot, facing in2.
Side couples crossover visit as above16.
All ladies: ladies in:    dance anticlockwise into the set and face partners2; 
          all couples dance no-touch on-the-spot2;
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and dance anticlockwise a turn and
          one-half at home4;
All gents: gents in:    dance clockwise into the set and face partners2;
          all couples dance no-touch on-the-spot2;
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and dance clockwise a turn and
          one-half at home4;
Top couples: ladies chain:    full circle in the center (right-hand-in-right, waist height),
          around the opposite man (left-hand-in-left, no arch), full circle in the
          center (right-hand-in-right) then around partner at home
          (left-hand-in-left)16.
Side couples: ladies chain as above16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" gates: dance to the center with first top couple in the middle of a
          line-of-four2; all take a low-hand hold with their opposite partner
          and dance a half-turn to face home (like the hinge of a gate being
          opened or closed)2; dance to home and turn toward partners (turn in)
          to-place4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple dancing first in the middle of the line-of-four24.
chain:   face near-corner and begin the right-in-right chain with that partner;
          make a full, forearm-hold turn with each dancer; at home, gents dance
          inside the set to-place, turning original partner under-the-arm32;
advance and retire once holding right-hand-in-right with partners; gents hold
          open left hand, palm out, at his back (waist)8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (240 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3 and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7)
          throughout this Figure.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
REPEAT "MARKER" full house in waltz hold8.
Top couples: dance sevens, with beginning weight on the leading foot, to opposite and to
          home8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
Side couples: dance sevens to opposite and to home8;
house each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and all ladies move inside the
          set to the next gent on the right on the last two bars8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  until original partners are again at home144;
full house in waltz hold8;
advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
chain around the set (gents dance anticlockwise and ladies dance clockwise)12;
swing in waltz hold8.

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