SOUTH  KERRY  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland.  The dance is similar to the CAHERCIVEEN SET.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Chain:   take hands at waist-level; no arch is formed when dancers chain around one another.
    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.
    Documentation is based upon a workshop taught by Pat Murphy at Tralee, Ireland
              in January 2004.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" as ladies move left to the gents’ position, gents give right-hand (or forearm)-
          in-right and chain around one another then dance to home6;
swing in waltz hold10;
ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left shoulder; give left hands at waist-level to the
          opposite gent and couples dance anticlockwise around (no arch); ladies
          dance to home without chaining in the center; meet original partner (who
          has danced into the lady's position) and take waltz hold8;
back the lady in waltz hold2; house around each other6;
slide in and out once4;
dance at home, turning clockwise once4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- JIGS (152 BARS)
Dance ordinary polka steps (down-2-3) and slide (1-2, 1-2).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" house and square :
          back the lady in waltz hold2;
          house around three-quarters, still in waltz hold, ending with the gents’
                    backs to the center6;
          slide to the corner (1-2, 1-2), turning on the last bar so gents face-in2;
          slide to home, still in waltz hold2;
          dance at home still in waltz hold (one clockwise revolution)4.
Top couples: slide in and out once in waltz hold (1-2, 1-2)4;
dance at home, still in waltz hold (one clockwise revolution)4;
slide in and out and dance at home again8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    as the top couples again dance the slide in and out and
          dance at home patterns32.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    as the side couples dance the slide in and out and
          dance at home patterns64;
house and square as above16.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (104 BARS)
Dance an ordinary polka step, down-2-3.
All couples: house and square (as in Figure Two)16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" ladies crossover left-shoulder-to-left-shoulder2; give left hands to the
          opposite gent and dance around him2; crossover to home right-
          shoulder-to-right (no touch in center), give right hand to partner
          (who has danced to the lady’s position)2; dance around him and take
          waltz hold2;
swing in waltz hold8.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
house around three-quarters (in waltz hold, no back the lady), ending with
          the gents’ backs to the center8;
slide to the corner (1-2, 1-2), turning on the last bar so gents face-in2;
slide to home, still in waltz hold2;
dance at home still in waltz hold (one revolution)4.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    40.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- JIGS (144 BARS)   
Dance an ordinary jig step, down-2-3.
All couples: house and square (as in Figure Two)16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" advance and retire once, holding right-hand-in-right-hand4;
crossover clockwise (gent leads, still holding right-hand-in-right-hand)4;
advance and retire once, still holding right-hand-in-right-hand4;
crossover clockwise to home (gent leads, still holding right-hand-in-right-hand)4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    24.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    48.
All couples: lead around in open waltz hold8;
house around three-quarters (in waltz hold, no back the lady), ending with
          the gents’ backs to the center8;
slide to the corner (1-2, 1-2), turning on the last bar so gents face-in2;
slide to home, still in waltz hold2;
dance at home still in waltz hold (one clockwise revolution)4.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- SLIDES (136 BARS)   
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2.
All couples: house and square (as in Figure Two)16.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, slide in and out4; house to opposite4;
slide in and out4; house to home4;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out4;
ladies crossover to face the opposite gent, passing right-shoulder to-right-
          shoulder4;
with new partners, back the lady2; house each other in waltz hold6;
still in waltz hold, slide in and out4;
ladies crossover (left-shoulder-to-left) and give left hand to original partner
          and they dance around one another4;
ladies chain (touch rights to center, take lefts with the opposite gent and partners
          dance around one another [no arch], no chain when returning home)8;
as original partners, back the lady2; house each other6.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 6 -- POLKAS (224 BARS)   
Dance ordinary polka steps, down-2-3 and slide 1-2, 1-2.
All couples: take hands in a circle (gents hands on bottom) and advance and retire twice8;
swing in waltz hold8.
Gents: pinwheel with the right hands in the center  while  ladies dance to their partner’s
          position; original partners take waltz hold at the gent’s home8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
lead around in open waltz hold8;
house around three-quarters (in waltz hold, no back the lady), ending with
          the gents’ backs to the center8;
slide to the corner (1-2, 1-2), turning on the last bar so gents face-in2;
slide to home, still in waltz hold2;
dance at home still in waltz hold (one clockwise revolution)4;
Gents: REPEAT "MARKER" pinwheel with the right hands in the center  while  ladies dance to the next
          position on the right; new partners take waltz hold at the gent’s home8.
All couples: swing in waltz hold8;
lead around in open waltz hold8;
house around three-quarters (in waltz hold, no back the lady), ending with
          the gents’ backs to the center8;
slide to the corner (1-2, 1-2), turning on the last bar so gents face-in2;
slide to home, still in waltz hold2;
dance at home still in waltz hold (one revolution)4;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    until original partners again slide to the corner/slide to
          home/dance at home120.

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