WEST  KERRY  OLD  STYLE  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set from County Kerry, Ireland is the source for the WEST KERRY SET.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Stamp the leading foot on the last beat before all Houses and Lead Arounds and
              clap on the last beat of all Figures except the Hornpipe version of the last one. 
    Dance a gliding/low-to-floor polka step (down-2-3) with gents beginning on the left
              foot and ladies beginning 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 adapted from notes by Larry Lynch.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com
   
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (88 BARS)
BACK THE LADY QUARTERHOUSE
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, with gents dancing forward and ladies reversing ( back the lady),
          dance to the next position on the right2; dance one clockwise turn2;
          repeat the preceding patterns three times to end at home12;
TOP COUPLES CHAIN AND HOUSE
Top couples: ladies give right hands at waist-height in the center and dance on to the opposite
          gent (who has danced into his partner's position); partners hook left
          elbows and dance a half-turn around one another; ladies again chain with
          the right hands as they dance to-place beside original partners8;
house each other in waltz hold (back the lady for two bars, house for six bars)8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   with side couples leading at the chain and house32.
back the lady quarterhouse as above (remember to clap)16.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (120 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
ONE COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE
Top couples: first top couple house inside in waltz hold (back the lady for two bars, house
          for six bars)8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with second top, first side, then second side couples leading72;
back the lady quarterhouse as above16.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
OPPOSITE PARTNERS SWING IN THE CENTER
Top couples: first top gent and second top lady advance and swing in the center in waltz hold6;
          reverse to-place2.
LEADING COUPLE SWING
first top couple swing in waltz hold at home8.
All couples: 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;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
    FIGURE 4 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
ALL SLIDE AND CHANGE TWICE
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, slide to the center and slide back4;
still in waltz hold, house half-way around to opposite4;
repeat the preceding patterns to home8;
LEAD AROUND AND TURN THE LADY UNDER
lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top); during the last
           two bars form an arch with the arms and the lady dances clockwise under
           the arch to-place8.
TOP COUPLES CHAIN AND HOUSE
Top couples: ladies give right hands at waist-height in the center and dance on to the opposite
          gent (who has danced into his partner's position); partners hook left
          elbows and dance a half-turn around one another; ladies again chain
          with the right hands as they dance to-place beside original partners8;
house each other in waltz hold (back the lady for two bars, house for six bars)8;
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with top couples again dancing the chain and house40;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with side couples dancing the chain and house40;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"    with side couples again dancing the chain and house40;
slide and change twice and lead around as above24.
    FIGURE 5 -- POLKAS (96 BARS)
LEAD AROUND AND TURN THE LADY UNDER
REPEAT "MARKER" lead around anticlockwise holding crossed hands (rights on top); during the
           last two bars form an arch with the arms and the lady dances clockwise
           under the arch to-place as in Figure Four8.
LEADING COUPLE HOUSE INSIDE THEN OPPOSITE COUPLES HOUSE
Top couples: first top couple house inside in waltz hold (back the lady for two bars, house
          for six bars)8;
house each other in waltz hold (back the lady for two bars, house for six bars)8;
repeat the preceding house inside and couples house with second top leading16.
All couples: repeat   REPEAT "MARKER"   with first side couple then second side couple leading40;
lead around as in Figure Four8.
    FIGURE 6 alternate -- POLKAS (216 BARS)
Either the POLKA or the HORNPIPE version of the Figure is danced.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16;
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
LADIES THEN GENTS PINWHEEL, CHANGE PARTNERS AND SWING
ladies pinwheel with the right hand three-quarters around ending at the next
          position on their right8;
gents pinwheel with the right hand full-circle and meet new partners
          at the gents’ home8;
new partners swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  until original partners swing in waltz hold144;
back the lady quarterhouse as in Figure One16.
    FIGURE 6 alternate -- HORNPIPES (160 BARS)
Either the POLKA or the HORNPIPE version of the Figure is danced.
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" quarterhouse (no back the lady)16;
full house, doubling (in either waltz hold or with gent's hands on the lady's waist
          and her hands on the gent's shoulders, a hug hold)8;
CHANGE PARTNERS
as gents stand, ladies walk on the inside of the set to the next position on their right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are at home96;
quarterhouse16;
full house, doubling as above8.

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