SLIABH  gCUA  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set from County Waterford, Ireland is also know as the WATERFORD POLKA SET.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Ladies chain:  low forearm follow  --  After chaining right-hand-to-right-hand in the
              center, ladies grasp left forearms with the opposite gent and they dance around
              one another anticlockwise (no arch); the ladies also chain to home.
    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 workshop taught by Padraig and Roisin McEneany at
              Ellenville, New York USA in April 2004.  Mr. McEneany said he learned the
              set from the late Connie Ryan.  Another version is danced.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (72 BARS)   INTRODUCTION
Dance lively polka-batter steps (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" balance in and out in waltz hold (1 and 2 and 1-2-3, 1 and 2 and 1-2-3)4;
swing in waltz hold4;
ladies chain (see heading)8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (128 BARS)  INTRO ALL AROUND
Dance lively polka-batter steps (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
All couples: balance in and out in waltz hold (1 and 2 and 1-2-3, 1 and 2 and 1-2-3)4;
swing in waltz hold4;
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" advance and retire once, right hand in right4;
crossover to opposite anticlockwise (lady leads), turning the lady twice
          under-the-finger to place4;
repeat the advance and retire and crossover under-the-finger to home8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   24.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER" advance and retire once, right hand in right4;
crossover anticlockwise to opposite turning the lady twice under-the-finger4;
Side couples: advance and retire once, right hand in right4;
crossover anticlockwise to opposite turning the lady twice under-the-finger4;
All couples: chain to home (gents anticlockwise, ladies clockwise)8;
swing in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"REPEAT  "MARKER"   32.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)   GENTS MEET OPP. LADY
Dance lively polka-batter steps (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Top couples: REPEAT  "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady:  swing in center in waltz hold (end
          facing home positions)  while  their partners crossover anticlockwise8;
swinging couple then dance around one another anticlockwise (no touch),
          bow and end beside partners at opposite8.
advance and retire once, with crossed hands (rights on top)4;
house to home in waltz hold4.
second top gent and first top lady lead as top couples repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"  24;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   56.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (248 BARS)  BRING UP THE FIGURE
Dance lively polka-batter steps (1 and 2 and 1-2-3).
Top couples:

REPEAT  "MARKER" ladies chain8;

house each other in waltz hold8.
first top couple:  bring up the figure (as second top stand in waltz hold):
          balance in and out in waltz hold4;
          dance at home in waltz hold (one revolution)4;
          repeat the two lines above8;
house each other in waltz hold8;
second top couple:  lead as top couples repeat from  REPEAT  "MARKER"   40;
swing in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT  "MARKER"   88.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
long body (a) :
          balance in and out in waltz hold4;
          still in waltz hold, house to the next position on the right (two revolutions)4;
          repeat the two lines above three times to home24;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)    OFFERING UP
All couples: take hands in a circle and dance lively to the center and to home twice8;
swing in waltz hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and dance lively to the center and to home twice;
          as the gents retire the second time, the ladies dance inside the set to face
          the next gent on the right8;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners swing48.
 
(a) The Long Body is also danced in the BALLINGEARY, HOLLYMOUNT,
          SKIBBEREEN and SUMMIT SETS.

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