PLAIN  [REEL]  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This West County Clare, Ireland set was derived from the PLAIN [POLKA] SET.
    Chain:  Ladies give right-hand-to-right, at waist-height, in the center then left-hand-to-left
              to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's position); form and arch and
              the lady dances under the arch and around the gent; the gent follows the lady around
              at his position; ladies do not chain in the center when dancing to home; they give
              right hands to their original partner; the gent turns the lady anticlockwise under
              an arch to-place.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    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.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (112 BARS)   Pass through
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn-the-lady-under clockwise with both hands2;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" pass through to opposite, with ladies in middle2;
turn the lady under anticlockwise, right-hand-in-right-hand, to-place as the
          gent dances clockwise to place2;
pass through to home2 and turn the lady under as above2;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
crossover anticlockwise holding crossed-hands, rights on top2;
turn the lady under anticlockwise to-place with both hands2;
pass through to home and turn the lady under as above4;
All couples: dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (128 BARS)    Crossover
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, right-hand-in-right4;
cross anticlockwise to opposite, turning the lady twice, right-hand-in-right,
          clockwise under-the-finger (lady leads)4;
repeat the three lines above to home8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
repeat the advance and retire and crossover patterns as above16.
All couples: dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   48.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- REELS (176 BARS)     Chase the lady
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top ladies: REPEAT "MARKER" crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder to the opposite gent2;
dance at his home in waltz hold (two revolutions)6.
Top gents: crossover and take original partner’s right hand2; turn lady under
          anticlockwise into the gent’s position (that is, in-place)2;
change to left hands and turn the lady twice clockwise into the lady’s place as
          the gent dances inside the set to his place (i. e., partners change places)4.
Top couples: advance and retire twice holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8;
slide in/out, in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2-1-2 or batter and, often, begin the slide
          toward right-side couple)4;
house to home in waltz hold4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    32.
All couples: dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   72.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (256 BARS)      Wheelbarrow
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies chain8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
first top couple house inside/across and leave lady at second top gent’s left;
second top gent takes ladies’ outside hands, first top gent takes ladies’ inside
          hands underneath others’ hands8;
wheelbarrow:  the trio plus the solo gent advance and retire twice; on bar six,
          still holding hands, pull upward turning ladies beside the other man8;
          new trio and solo gent advance and retire twice;
          on bar six, pull upward to turn the ladies to a circle-of-four8;
little Christmas8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with second top couple leading48;
ladies chain8;
All couples: dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    112.
All couples: full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (160 BARS)    Swing-House-Gallop-Chain
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
REPEAT "MARKER" swing in waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.
top couples gallop to opposite (gents back-to-back)2;
side couples gallop to opposite (gents back-to-back)2.
top couples gallop to home (ladies back-to-back)2;
side couples gallop to home (ladies back-to-back)2.
all ladies chain to opposite (top ladies first, side ladies two bars later) where
          the gents turn-the-lady under (clockwise, left-hand-in-left) then guides
          the lady to his left where she is turned anticlockwise to-place,
          right-hand-in-right by the gent there8;
with original top ladies leading the gallops and chains from their current
          position, repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are at home96.
swing in waltz hold8.
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (192 BARS)    Home-House-Home
Dance an ordinary reel step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise6;
turn the lady under clockwise with both hands2;
REPEAT "MARKER" dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
full house in waltz hold8;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8.
All ladies: advance and retire twice (step, step, 3-4-5;  no-touch)8.
All gents: pinwheel (star) clockwise with the right hand4 then anticlockwise with
the left hand; as gents change hands, all ladies move one position to the right4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    three times until original partners are again at
          home -- except gents begin the pinwheel with the left hand the
          second and fourth time the patterns are danced120;
dance at home in waltz hold (two revolutions)8;
full house in waltz hold8.

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