SLIABH  LUACHRA  SET
         2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland.
    Other versions are danced.  The set is also known as KNOCKNAGREE
              and NORTH CORK POLKA.
    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 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (body, polka body, in-out-and-around)16.
Top couples: ladies chain, turning twice under the opposite gent’s arm as he follows her around8;
swing original partner in waltz hold8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
First top couple: house inside in waltz hold8;
slide in and out once in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2 123)4;
still in waltz hold, dance at home(one revolution)4.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple, second top couple then second side
          couple leading96.
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- SLIDES (160 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16.
Top couples: slide in and out in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2 123)4; house to opposite4;
slide in and out in waltz hold (1-2-1-2, 1-2 123)4; house to home4;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   64;
quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
take left-hand-in-left and turn the lady four times clockwise under-the-
          finger at home8;
ladies pinwheel right hands in the center and to opposite2;
dance around the opposite gent (may left forearm-hook-around or gents may
          pull the hand and follow the ladies around, turning her once or twice
          under-the-finger)2;
ladies dance to home, touching rights in center (pinwheel)4;
All couples: swing original partner in waltz hold8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   32;
lead around anticlockwise, with crossed-hands in front (rights on top)8;
take left-hand-in-left and turn the lady four times clockwise under-the-
          finger at home8;
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (232 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, slide in and out (1-2-1-2, 1-2 123)4; house half-way around
          to opposite4;
slide in and out again4; house half-way around to home4;
house each other in waltz hold8;
in waltz hold, slide in and out (1-2-1-2, 1-2 123)4; house half-way around
          to opposite4;
slide in and out again4; house half-way around to home4;
house each other in waltz hold8;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   112.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary hornpipe step, lift-2-3-4.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse16;
full house in waltz hold8;
as gents stand, all ladies walk to the next position on the right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    until original partners full house120.

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