NORTH  KERRY  PLAIN  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from county Kerry, Ireland.
    Swing and house in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  with a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies give rights in the center
              then dance to and give left hands (or forearms) to the opposite gent (who has
              danced into his partner's place); ladies dance around the gent and the gent
              follows (no arch); ladies give right hands in the center as they dance to home;
              ladies chain left forearms with original partner as both dance anticlockwise
             to-place.
    The ordinary down-2-3 step is danced to jigs, polkas and reels in this set.
    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.
    Documentation is based upon Eileen O'Doherty's notes published in Set Dancing News.
    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 September 9, 2007 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com .
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (248 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary polka step.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" quarterhouse  (body, in-out-and-around) in waltz hold16;
Top couples: ladies crossover (change places) right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder and
          dance clockwise to-place2;
gents crossover (change places) left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder and
          dance anticlockwise to-place2;
repeat the preceding crossovers to home4;
swing in waltz hold8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
house around each other8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with top couples again leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples again leading56;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (216 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary polka step and as shown.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
Top couples: still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
still in waltz hold, house to opposite4;
repeat the preceding slide in/out and half-house to home8;
swing in waltz hold8;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading48;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with top couples again leading48;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples again leading48;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (248 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary jig step and as shown.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
Top couples: first top gent and second top lady dance to the center2; swing in waltz hold
          end facing original partners; first top lady and second top gent batter
          in-place for eight bars (treble 1, treble 2, treble 1-2-3 four times)6;
          dance to original partners2;
swing in waltz hold6;
partners face and take inside hands at shoulder-height (gent's left, lady's right);
          slide in and out twice (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)8;
take waltz hold and slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
swing in waltz hold4;
house around each other in waltz hold8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with first side gent/second side lady leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second top gent/first top lady leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with second side gent/first side lady leading56;
quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (248 BARS)
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary polka step.  Omit the lift commonly
          danced with reels, flings and hornpipes.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front (rights on top)6;
          partners turn toward each other in-place (pivot to clockwise
          direction, no arch)2; lead around clockwise to home (still holding
          crossed hands in front but with lefts on top)8.
Top couples: ladies chain as in the heading8;
swing in waltz hold8;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out once (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 123)4;
swing in waltz hold4;
repeat the preceding slide in/out and swing8;
house around each other in waltz hold8.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with top couples again leading56;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   with side couples again leading56;
as above, lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front6; reverse
          direction2; lead around clockwise to home8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- FLINGS (120 BARS)
Dance an ordinary fling step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" as in Figure Four, lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front
          (rights on top)6; partners turn toward each other in-place (pivot to
          clockwise direction, no arch)2; lead around clockwise to home (still
          holding crossed hands in front but with lefts on top)8.
Top couples: in waltz hold :
          dance in-place (or slightly in and out)2;
          double half-way around to opposite2;
          repeat the preceding four bars to home4;
          dance at home (two revolutions)8.
Side couples: repeat the patterns on the preceding four lines16.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   48.
as above, lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands in front6; reverse
          direction2; lead around clockwise to home8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold three-quarters around the set12;
dance in-2-3, out-2-3 (or in-place) twice4;
full house one and one-quarter times around the set (end at original homes)8;
REPEAT  "MARKER" change partners :
          all face into the set and dance without touching; all dance in-place2;
          gents and ladies dance different patterns at the same time :
                    gents dance in1; dance in-place2, dance out1;
                    ladies dance in-place2; dance to the next position on the right2;
          all dance in-place facing new partners2;
as new couples, quarterhouse in waltz hold three-quarters around the set12;
dance in-2-3, out-2-3 twice (or in-place)4;
full house one and one-quarter times around the set (end at the gents'
          original home)8;
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   three times96.

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