Borlin Jenny Reel Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

This set comes from the Borlin Valley area of County Cork. It was revived by Olive Lynch of Bantry and a slightly different version was taught by dancing teacher Timmy MacCarthy at the Gaiway International Set Dancing Festival in 1998. Gentle reel steps are danced, except for the square, where all dance a lively skip’reel step.
Description from The Flowing Tide by Pat Murphy, reproduced by permission.

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Figure 1: The star (Reel)

88 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead around Holding right hands 8
2 Adv & retire twice Holding right hand in right. 8
3 Top Couples Star (wheel) 8
4 Everyone Square 16
5 House in waltz hold 8
6 Repeat 2 to 5 Side couples dance the star this time. 40

Figure 2: Advance and retire (Reel)

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1 Everyone Lead around 8
2 Adv, retire and lead opposite 8
3 Adv, retire & lead home Repeat movement back home 8
4 Square as in the first figure 16
5 House 8
6 Repeat 2 to 5 40

Figure 3: Advance and swing (Reel)

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1 Everyone Lead around 8
2 Advance and swing 8
3 Repeat to home 8
4 Square as in the first figure 16
5 House 8
6 Repeat 2 to 5 40

Figure 4: Sidestep (Reel)

72 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone Lead around holding crossed hands 8
2 Sidestep 8
3 Square as in the first figure 16
4 House 8
5 Repeat 2 to 4 32

Figure 5: Chain (Reel)

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1 Everyone Lead around holding crossed hands 8
2 Chain 16
3 Swing 8
4 Square as in the first figure 16
5 House 8
6 Repeat 2 to 5 48

Figure 6: Wheel (Reel)

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1 Everyone Lead around holding crossed hands. 8
2 Ladies Ladies Wheel 8
3 Gents Gents Wheel 8
4 Everyone Lead around 8
5 Square 16
6 House 8
7 Repeat 2 to 6 48
Added on 2012-02-27 04:36:29.
Modified on 2013-05-19 22:05:35.
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