SOUTH  SLIGO  LANCERS  SET
        2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Sligo, Ireland.
    Swing in ceili hold.
    Gents dance forward on the left foot and ladies begin forward on the right
              foot except as shown in Figure One.
    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 Pat Murphy in Milwaukee,
          Wisconsin USA in August 1997.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 1 -- REELS (136 BARS)  Side Swings
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary REEL step.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady :  advance to the center2; swing4;
          retire to home2;
take crossed-hands and advance and retire once4; dance to face the
          couple on the left (visit)2; reverse to the opposite position2;
take crossed-hands and advance and retire once4; dance to face the
          couple on the left (visit)2; reverse to the home position2.
All couples: corner partners full house; gents begin on the right foot and ladies
          begin on the left foot and all turn to their home positions on the
          last two bars8.
repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"  with  second top gent/first top lady, first side gent/second
          side lady, then second side gent/first side lady leading96.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 2 -- REELS (168 BARS) Pass the Woman Out
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary REEL step.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands and advance and retire twice8;
partners face and take left-hand-in-left and dance past one another and
          backward to place twice, dancing the five-step pattern (step, step,
          3-4-5)8;

take crossed-hands and house each other while side couples dance bit on

          the side : side couple partners dance an ell to join respective lines in
          the top couple's position, dance tap-hop-back, 1-2-3, tap-hop-back
          1-2-3 then with weight beginning on the back leg heels down/up/down:
          1-2-3-4-5-6, 1-2-3 turn ninety degrees and repeat8;
All couples: couples full house in waltz hold8;
Lines: holding inside hands, advance and retire twice8;
Top couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  80.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 3 -- JIGS (88 BARS)   Gathering In
Dance down-2-3, an ordinary JIG step.
All couples: take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
full house in waltz-hold8;
REPEAT "MARKER" take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice and ladies move to the
          next position on the right on the final two bars8;
new partners full house in waltz-hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners full house48.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 4 -- REELS (232 BARS)    Women In
Dance lift-2-3-4, an ordinary REEL step.
All dancers: REPEAT "MARKER"  ladies right-hand pinwheel clockwise3; change hands and direction1;
          ladies pinwheel anticlockwise with the left hand4; while gents dance
          anticlockwise, without turning, around the set, turn on the fourth bar
          and dance to home; total bars for this interlacing pattern: 8;
Top couples:  REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands (rights on top) and lead around anticlockwise; the first
          top couple face on the final two bars and reverse, leaving the lady in the
          gent’s position and the gent at opposite facing the first top lady; the
          second top couple dance three-quarters around and turn anticlockwise
          once then reverse leaving the second top lady beside the first top lady
          and the second top gent beside the first top gent at opposite8;
Side couples: repeat from    REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   , leaving the ladies beside the top ladies on the side
          couple's side of the set and the gents facing them8.
All dancers: holding inside hands, lines advance and retire twice (gents facing ladies)8;

dance to home2; dance at home in waltz hold as original partners6;

Top couples: take crossed hands and lead around anticlockwise to face the couple
          originally on their left and shake hands (gents with gents and ladies
          with ladies)8;
same couples as above:  little Christmas6; reverse to home2;
All dancers: ladies left-hand pinwheel anticlockwise3; change hands and direction1;
          ladies pinwheel clockwise with the right hand4; while gents dance
          clockwise, without turning, around the set, turn on the fourth bar
          and dance to home; total bars for this interlacing pattern:  8;
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER" take crossed-hands and lead around anticlockwise, leaving the ladies
          in the second top position with the gents reversing to the first top
          position to face them (the first top couple turn anticlockwise)8.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"REPEAT "MARKER"   8.
All dancers: holding inside hands, lines advance and retire twice (gents facing ladies)8;

dance to home2; dance at home in waltz hold as original partners6;

Top couples: take crossed hands and lead around clockwise to face the couple
          originally on their right and shake hands (gents with gents and ladies
          with ladies)8;
same couples as above:  little Christmas6; reverse to home2.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  112.
  SET FORMATION   FIGURE 5 -- HORNPIPES(a) (120 or 48(b) BARS)  Chain
Dance lift-2-3-4 for HORNPIPES and 1-2, 1-2 for MARCHES.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" chain around the set with gents dancing anticlockwise and ladies dancing
          clockwise; partners face and take right-hand-in-right; when grasping
          right hands, gents turn the lady under anticlockwise and when
          grasping left hands, turn the lady under clockwise; gents turn their
          original partner under to begin the chain but not at the end of the
          grand chain; original partners end the chain in waltz hold16;
full house in waltz-hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  three times72(b);
chain around the set with each shaking hands (alternately right-hand-in-right
          then left-hand-in-left) with each they meet (no turn the lady under);
          the chain is often the last pattern of a ceili and dancers give thanks, say
          goodnight, etc. to other dancers; more than sixteen bars may be played;
          if hand-shaking and verbal remarks are completed before the music ends,
          face the music and applaud until the music stops16.
 
(a) Sometimes MARCHES are played.
(b) Sometimes the REPEATS are omitted.

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