Aran Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:


This set was recorded on Inis Mér by Séamus O Méa16id.
Originally added based on notes from Toss The Feathers by Pat Murphy
The reel step is danced with a light heel lift and the polka step is very flat.

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Figure 1: Grand Chain (Reel)

152 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead around and back 16
2 Swing 8
3 Chain 16
4 Swing 8
5 Tops Ladies Chain 8
6 Everyone Tops swing, sides cross over 8
7 Tops Wave 16
8 Tops swing, sides cross over Top couples swing, while side couples dance back to their own sides with the gents tuming the ladies again. 8
9 Sides Dance 3 to 8 64

Figure 2: Dance Around Opposites (Reel)

288 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Tops Chain 8
2 Swing 8
3 1st top gent Cross over and back 8
4 Swing 8
5 Tops Cross over 8
6 Arch 8
7 Swing in 8
8 Advance, retire, christmas 8
9 Everyone Swing 8
10 1st Sides Dance 1 to 9 72
11 2nd Tops Dance 1 to 9 72
12 2nd Sides Dance 1 to 9 72

Figure 3: Gents Change Over (Polka)

80 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Circle advance & retire, move on 8
2 House to ladies position 8
3 Repeat 1 and 2 48
4 Circle advance and retire twice 8
5 Swing 8
Added on 2015-07-21 08:01:40.
Modified on 2015-12-07 20:56:23.
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