PORTMAGEE  JIG  (MESERTS)  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from West County Kerry, Ireland.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Figure-in:  In waltz hold, dance sevens toward the center of the set2 and out of the set2
              then dance at home making one revolution4.  The sevens are to be danced in
              gallop-style with the beginning weight on the back foot (gent’s right, lady’s left).
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies dance first 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 workshop taught by Padraig and Roisin McEneany
              at Ellenville, New York USA in October 1999.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- JIGS (248 BARS)    SWING EACH LADY
Dance the rising jig step (slight skip/hop, 2, 3, 4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
First top couple: figure-in (see heading)8;
swing in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" swinging lady and the next lady on the left exchange places,
          passing left shoulder to left2;
first top gent and the new lady swing in waltz hold6;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   with the other two ladies swinging in-turn with the first top
          man at his home16.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading168.
lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (152 BARS)    LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Dance the rising jig step (slight skip/hop, 2, 3, 4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
First top couple: figure-in; raise the joined high hands (gent’s left, lady’s right) on bar six and
          bring-in a new lady8;
little Christmas with the lady on the left; raise the high hands on six and
          let the left lady out beside her partner8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading96.
lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (152 BARS)    UNDER-THE-FINGER
Dance the rising jig step (slight skip/hop, 2, 3, 4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
First top couple: figure-in8;
take right-hand-in-right and turn the lady under the finger four times at home
          as gents dance in-place or batter8.
All couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"    with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading and each preceding couple dance under the finger
          with the leading couple96.
lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (152 BARS)    HIGH GATES
Dance the rising jig step (slight skip/hop, 2, 3, 4).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
First top couple: figure-in8;
high gates with the lady on the left; the gent takes the ladies' outside hands (right-
          in-right with partner and left-in-left with visiting lady) to form arches; the
          leading gent's partner dances under the arch4;  then the visiting lady dances
          under the arch; the gent follows each lady under the arch4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading96.
lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- JIGS (224 or 256* BARS)    LEAD OFF 
Dance the rising jig step (slight skip/hop, 2, 3, 4).
All couples: lead around in open-waltz hold and ladies dance anticlockwise to face
          partners on the final two bars8;
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.
1st top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" figure-in and end facing out-of-the-set from their home position8.
1st side couple: figure-in and file up behind the leading couple (a column of twos)8.
2nd top couple: figure-in and file up behind the first two couples8.
2nd side couple: figure-in and file up behind the first three couples -- except dance sevens in an
          ell  to the back of the file4,  before dancing at home4.
All couples: lead-off once; gents circle left and ladies circle right; meet partners in
          open waltz hold8;
lead around in open waltz hold8.
  * Alternatively, add herefull house, doubling the final two bars8
          with each REPEAT.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple, then second side
          couple leading; the last couple to dance with each REPEAT dances
          the ell pattern144 (or 168).
full house in waltz hold, doubling the final two bars8.

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