NORTH  KERRY  SET
             2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Gents begin 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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
Dance a moderately lively polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold (body, polka body, in/out and around)16.
PINWHEEL BOTH DIRECTIONSSWING
Top couples: pinwheel (star) with the right hand4; pinwheel with the left hand4;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64;
quarterhouse16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
Dance a moderately lively polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
HOUSE INSIDESLIDE IN AND OUTDANCE AT HOME
Top couples: first top couple house inside in waltz hold(show the lady)8;
slide in and out in waltz hold (1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2)4;
dance at home in waltz hold (one revolution)4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side, second top then second side couple leading96.
quarterhouse16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS but often SLIDES (184 BARS)
Dance a moderately lively polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
SLIDE AND CHANGE TO OPPOSITE AND HOMEHOUSE
Top couples: slide in and out, still in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2)4;
house half-way around to opposite, still in waltz hold4;
slide in and out, still in waltz hold4;
house half-way around to home, still in waltz hold4;
house each other in waltz hold8.
(The house each other is omitted at some sites.)
Side couples repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   40.
All couples repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   80;
quarterhouse16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)   
Dance a moderately lively polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse in waltz hold16.
LADIES PINWHEEL ACROSS AND AROUND THE OPPOSITE GENTSWING
all ladies chain (pinwheel) to the opposite gent; give right hands at
          shoulder-height in the center then left forearms to the opposite gent2;
          partners dance around one another anticlockwise2;
          ladies dance home, touching right hands in the center (pinwheel)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
quarterhouse16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES (128 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: quarterhouse in waltz hold (in and out portion often danced lift-2-3-tap)16;
full house in waltz hold8;
CHANGE PARTNERS DURING THE QUARTERHOUSEFULL HOUSE
REPEAT "MARKER" partner-change with quarterhouse; gents dance in and out alone while the
          ladies dance to the next position on the right2; new couples, in waltz
          hold, turn to the next position on the right2; repeat the in / out and
          turn three times to reach the gents’ home12:
full house in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners full house72.

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