SET  OF  ERIN
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    Swing in waltz hold; the two-bar swings are more like a single turn in-place.
    Slide in and out:   when couples dance, adopt the open-waltz hold;  when all couples
              dance, partners adopt the open waltz hold then take in their respective corners with
              the arms placed lightly at the lower area of the back, forming a loose or casual circle.
    All may batter lightly (quietly).
    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 workshop led by Timmy McCarthy.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- SLIDES (sometimes JIGS) (184 BARS)
Dance a Kilarney-style jig step (low-to-the-floor, down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8; 
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle (see heading)4;
gents swing the lady on the left (move2, swing or turn2)4;
          continue the patterns of slide in and out and move swing/turn
          until original partners are re-established24.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second
          side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- SLIDES (sometimes JIGS) (184 BARS)
Dance a Kilarney-style jig step (low-to-the-floor, down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8; 
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
ladies swing the gent on the left (dance inside the set2, swing or turn2)4;
          continue the patterns of slide in and out and move swing/turn
          until original partners are re-established24.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second
          side couple leading120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (sometimes JIGS) (184 BARS)
Dance a Kilarney-style jig step (low-to-the-floor, down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
Top gents: crossover right-shoulder-to-right (change places)2;
swing/turn the opposite lady2.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
Top gents: swing left ladies    the left lady is identified from the gent’s current starting
          position; (she is the gent’s original right lady;)4
top gents and current partner only:  slide in and out once4.
crossover right-shoulder-to-right (change places)2;
swing opposite ladies    the opposite lady is identified from the gent’s current
          starting position; (she is the gent’s original left lady;)2
top gents and current partner only:  slide in and out once4;
swing original partner4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side couple
          leading except  side gents crossover first when a side couple leads120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- SLIDES (sometimes JIGS) (184 BARS)   
Dance a Kilarney-style jig step (low-to-the-floor, down-2-3).
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8;
full house in waltz hold8.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" house inside in waltz hold8.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
All gents: top gents crossover right-shoulder-to-right (change places)2;
swing/turn the opposite lady2; side gents crossover, one bar after top gents,
and swing/turn opposite lady.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
gents:  swing left ladies (move2, swing/turn2)4 -- the left lady is identified from
          the gent’s current starting position.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
gents:    crossover and swing/turn  opposite lady4; side gents crossover, one bar
          after top gents , and swing/turn opposite lady -- the opposite lady is
          identified from the gents' current starting position.
All couples: slide in and out once in a casual circle4;
swing/turn original partners4.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side, second top, then second side couple leading
          except side gents cross first when a side couple leads120.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (120 BARS)   
Dance a Kilarney-style jig step (low-to-the-floor, down-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" dance in waltz hold throughout the figure; house around each other8;
half-diamond4; house to home4;
again half-diamond4; house to home4;
house around each other again8;
half-diamond4; house to home4;
again half-diamond4; house to home4;
house around each other again8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- REELS (272 BARS)   
Dance ordinary reel steps (lift-2-3-4 and 1-2-3-4-5-6-7).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
form an arch, left-hand-in-left-hand, and the lady turns under that arch
          four times (in-place)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: in waltz hold, dance sevens around each other (box-like with gents then
          ladies back-to-back when crossing; beginning weight on trailing foot)8;
still in waltz hold, house around each other (ordinary house)8;
gents crossover, right-shoulder-to-right-shoulder2; swing the opposite lady6;
gents grasp left forearms in the center and dance around one another
          anticlockwise6; double 2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   112.
lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
form an arch, left-hand-in-left-hand, and the lady turns under that arch
          four times (in-place)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
in waltz hold, square the house dancing sevens8;
still in waltz hold, full house8.

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