WEST  KERRY  SET
          2008   Larry E. Taylor

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    This set is from County Kerry, Ireland.  An earlier version of the set is
              the WEST KERRY OLD STYLE.
    Swing in waltz hold.
    Chain:   With a waist-level hold for all contacts, ladies grasp right hands in the
              center then dance on to the opposite gent (who has danced into his partner's
              position); couples take left hands (or forearms) and dance around one another
              (no arch); the ladies grasp right hands as they dance to home.
    House:   back (reverse) the lady for the first two bars of all houses except the
              doubled-house in the hornpipe Figure.
    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 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 based upon a workshop taught by Mary Fox at Milwaukee,
              Wisconsin USA in August 2004.
    Edition of December 25, 2008 Contact larryetaylor@hotmail.com 
   
    FIGURE 1 -- POLKAS (144 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, back the lady2; full house6;
back the lady2; full house6 again;
lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8;
ladies pinwheel clockwise with the right hand and return home4;
swing original partner in waltz hold12.
Top couples: ladies chain8;
in waltz hold, back the lady2; house around each other6;
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   56.
All couples: full house twice and lead around as above (remember to clap)24.
    FIGURE 2 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" full house twice and lead around as in Figure One24.
First top couple: house inside twice (back the lady2 and house6)16.
All couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with second top, first side, then second side couples leading120.
full house twice and lead around as in Figure One24.
    FIGURE 3 (see below) -- SLIDES (192 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, slide in and outdance to the left instead of straight to center4;
still in waltz hold, house half-way around4;
repeat the preceding patterns to home8;
lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8.
Top couples: ladies chain8;
in waltz hold, back the lady2; house around each other6;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  40.
Side couples: repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  80.
All couples: slide and change to opposite and to home as above16;
lead around anticlockwise, in open waltz hold8.
    FIGURE 4 (see below) -- POLKAS (152 BARS)
All couples: lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands (rights on top)8;
turn the lady under with both hands while continuing to dance anticlockwise2;
lead around anticlockwise, holding crossed-hands (lefts on top)6.
First top couple: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, house inside twice (back the lady2 and house6)16.
Top couples: still in waltz hold, slide in (to the left) and out4;
house half-way around4;
repeat the preceding four-bar patterns to home8.
All couples: repeat from  REPEAT "MARKER"  with second top couple, first side couple, then second side
          couple leading.  Side couples slide and change to opposite / home
          when a side couple leads96.
    FIGURE 5 (see below) -- SLIDES (224 BARS)
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" full house twice and lead around as in Figure One24.
take hands in a circle and advance and retire twice8;
ladies: pinwheel with the right hand three-quarters around ending at the next
          position on their right4;
gents: pinwheel with the left hand full-circle and meet new partners
          at the gents’ home4;
swing in waltz hold8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  until original partners swing in waltz hold144;
full house twice and lead around as in Figure One24.
    FIGURE 6 (see below) -- HORNPIPES (120 BARS)
The Figure is often omitted.   Dance ordinary hornpipe steps, lift-2-3-4
          and double (step-1, step-2, etc).
All couples: REPEAT "MARKER" in waltz hold, back the lady2; full house6;
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;
as gents stand, ladies walk to the next position on their right8;
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"   until original partners are at home72.
in waltz hold, back the lady2; full house6;
full house, doubling the step8.
    FIGURE 3 -- POLKAS (192 BARS)
The following patterns are inserted after Figure 2 at some sites.
Subsequent Figures would thus be re-numbered 4 through 7.
All couples: full house twice and lead around as in Figure One24.
Top couples: REPEAT "MARKER" first top gent and second top lady:
          swing in waltz hold in the center (dance in2, swing6)8;
          still in waltz hold, back the lady2 and house inside4; reverse to homes2.
All ladies: pinwheel clockwise with the right hand and return home4.
All couples: swing in waltz hold12;
lead around anticlockwise in open waltz hold with a walking
          step (1-2, 1-2, etc.)8.
repeat from   REPEAT "MARKER"  with second top gent / first top lady, first side gent / second
          side lady, then second side gent / first side lady leading120.

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