Ballykeale Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

This set was given to us by Michael Slattery, who lives near Ballykeale, near Kilfenora in Co Clare. The set was composed from memories of dance movements in the Ballykeale area, just up the road from Kilfenora.
Please note that the last figure is NOT danced to a hornpipe. A quadrille is similar to a slow reel, much faster than a hornpipe and played with a with a smooth rhythm.
Notes by Pat Murphy from original description by Michael Slattery. July 2011, Reproduced with Permission.

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Figure 1: Figure 1 (Reel)

184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead around 8
2 House 8
3 1st Tops House inside 8
4 Everyone Lead around & line up 8
5 Cast off 8
6 Dance around 8
7 Lead around 8
8 1st Sides House Inside 8
9 Everyone Line up 8
10 Cast off 8
11 Change across 8
12 Lead Around 8
13 2nd Tops House Inside 8
14 Everyone Lead Around 8
15 Cast off 8
16 Dance around 8
17 Lead Around 8
18 2nd Sides House Inside 8
19 Everyone Lead Around 8
20 Cast off 8
21 Dance around 8
22 Lead Around 8
23 House 8

Figure 2: Figure 2 (Jig)

128 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead Around 8
2 House Around 8
3 Tops House Across 8
4 Ladies chain 8
5 Lead Around 8
6 House Home 8
7 Everyone Dance in Place 8
8 Lead Around 8
9 House Around 8
10 Sides Dance 2 to 6 32
11 Everyone Dance in Place 8
12 Lead Around 8
13 House 8

Figure 3: Figure 3 (Reel)

160 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead Around 8
2 House Around 8
3 1st Tops House Inside 8
4 Everyone Arches 8
5 Dance in Place 8
6 Repeat 2 to 5 96
7 House Around 8
8 Lead Around 8
9 House Around 8

Figure 4: Figure 4 (Quadrille)

144 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead Around 8
2 House Around 8
3 Adv, Retire & move one 8
4 Dance at Home 8
5 Repeat 96
6 Lead Around 8
7 House Around 8
Added on 2012-08-12 16:50:46.
Modified on 2012-09-05 18:51:25.
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