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This new set dance was composed in the Mayo style in 2015. It is named after the Carrowbeg River, which flows through Westport, along by the Mall and on through the grounds of Westport House and Demense. The set was presented at the Connie Ryan Set Dance Weekend in Nenagh, county Tipperary, in January 2016.
First sides is on the left of first tops.
Orignally added from notes written by Pat Murphy. Used with permission.

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Figure 1: Ladies back to back

Jig, 128 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance & Retire, Square to opposite Advance and retire once holding crossed hands in front (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse into opposite positions (2b).
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2Advance & Retire, Square home Advance and retire once in opposite positions (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse back into their own places (2b).8
3Swing Swing in waltz hold.8
4Tops
House House around each other.
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5Ladies Dance Back to Back Ladies dance back to back in the centre, dancing forward right shoulder to right and reversing left shoulder to left (4b). Then they chain with right hands and turn left arm in left around the opposite gents, moving to the centre with their new partners to form a group of four, all arms around the waist (4b).8
6Swing in four Swing in four in the centre, arms around the waist.8
7Everyone
Swing Swing in place, leading couples with their new partners.
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8Sides
Dance 4 to 6
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9Everyone
Swing Swing in place with their new partners.
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10Advance & Retire Twice in a circle.8
11Ladies turn to home Taking left arm in left, all dance a full turn around their partners (4b), then ladies join right hands in the centre and cross in a star to turn clockwise into their own original positions, all taking hands in a circle (4b).8
12Advance & Retire Twice in a circle.8
13Swing Swing in place with their new partners.8
14House House around to finish.8

Figure 2: Sevens

Polka, 152 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance & Retire, Square to opposite Advance and retire once holding crossed hands in front (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse into opposite positions (2b).
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2Advance & Retire, Square home Advance and retire once in opposite positions (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse back into their own places (2b).8
3Swing Swing in waltz hold.8
4Tops
House House around each other.
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5Long Polka 7's Across & Back Dance the long polka sevens to the opposite side and back without turning, gents passing back to back on the way over and ladies passing back to back on the way back.8
6House House around each other.8
7Sides
Dance 4 to 6
24
8Everyone
Advance & Retire Twice in a circle.
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9Polka 7's with corners Top couples face left and side couples face right in waltz hold. All dance polka sevens towards the facing couple and back (4b), then the top gent and the opposite side gent cross left shoulder to left, all gents taking waltz hold with the opposite ladies (4b).8
10Swing Swing their new partners in place.8
11Polka 7's with opposite corners Side couples face left and top couples face right in waltz hold. All dance polka sevens towards the facing couple and back (4b), then the top gent and the opposite side gent cross left shoulder to left, all gents taking waltz hold with the opposite ladies (4b). Gents are now in the positions opposite to their own.8
12Swing Swing their new partners in place.8
13Repeat 9 to 12: Top gents moving left and side gents moving right until all are back swinging with their own partners at home.32
14Advance & Retire Twice in a circle.8

Figure 3: Line up

Reel, 160 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance & Retire, Square to opposite Advance and retire once holding crossed hands in front (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse into opposite positions (2b).
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2Advance & Retire, Square home Advance and retire once in opposite positions (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse back into their own places (2b).8
3Swing Swing in waltz hold.8
4Tops
Square Pass through right shoulder to right, pass their partners left shoulder to left at the other side, then pass back and pass their partners again, to take waltz hold with the side person in the corner.
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5Everyone
Swing Corners and Line Up Swing in the corners and finish in a line up in side positions, top gents with the side ladies on their right and side gents with the top ladies on their right in the line. The order in the line up is:
SM1 SL2
TL2 TM2
TM1 TL1
SL1 SM2
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6Advance & Retire In Line All advance and retire twice in the lines, the dancers on the outside staying in the second time.8
7Swing All swing their new partners in place.8
8Repeat 4 to 7: With the new top couples leading. This time, the line up is in side positions again. The order in the line up is:
TM1 TL1
SL2 SM1
SM2 SL1
TL2 TM2
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9Repeat 4 to 7: With the dancers in side positions leading. This time, the line up is in top positions. The order in the line up is:
TL1 SM2 SL1 TM1
TM2 SL2 SM1 TL2
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10Repeat 4 to 7: With the dancers in side positions leading again. This time, the line up is in top positions again and all finish swinging their own partners at home.
The order in the line up is:
SL1 TM2 TL2 SM2
SM1 TL1 TM1 SL2
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11House House around to finish.8

Figure 4: Figure of 8

Fling, 152 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance & Retire, Square to opposite Advance and retire once holding crossed hands in front (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse into opposite positions (2b).
8
2Advance & Retire, Square home Advance and retire once in opposite positions (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse back into their own places (2b).8
3Advance & Retire, Swing Advance and retire holding crossed hands (4b), then swing in place turning twice. (4b).8
41st Tops
House Inside First top couple house inside.
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5Figure of Eight with corners Turn right hand in right around each other (2b) then the gent turns left arm in left around the side lady on his left, while top lady turns left arm in left around the side gent on her right (2b). The top couple now turn right arm in right around each other again, then the gent turns left arm in left around the opposite top lady, while the lady turns left arm in left around the opposite top gent, to finish facing each other in the centre, with their back to the side couples (4b).8
6Figure of Eight Dance a full turn right arm in right around each other again (4b), then the gent turns left arm in left around the side lady right of his original position, while the lady turns left arm in left around the side gent left of her original position (2b) and finally they dance a half turn right hand in right back into their own place (2b).8
7Everyone
House Dance around the house.
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81st Sides
Dance 4 to 6
24
9Everyone
House Dance around the house.
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102nd Tops
Dance 4 to 6
24
11Everyone
House Dance around the house.
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122nd Sides
Dance 4 to 6
24
13Everyone
House Dance around the house.
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Figure 5: Star & steal the lady

Reel, 136 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance & Retire, Square to opposite Advance and retire once holding crossed hands in front (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse into opposite positions (2b).
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2Advance & Retire, Square home Advance and retire once in opposite positions (4b), then square to their left (2b) and reverse back into their own places (2b).8
3Swing Swing in waltz hold.8
4Advance & Retire Advance and retire twice holding hands in a circle.8
5Ladies
Ladies Star The four ladies star with right hands and dance halfway around the centre (4b), then join left hands and dance back, turning under their own partner’s right hand into place (4b).
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6Gents
Gents Star & Steal the next lady Gents join left hands in a star to dance a full turn around the centre. Each gent places his right arm around the waist of first lady on his right and, placing her left hand on his shoulder, she leads with him around to his position. All ladies finish one position left of their own.
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7Everyone
House All house with their new partners in waltz hold.
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8Repeat 5 to 7: Repeat three times, so that ladies finish back in their own places and all house with their own partners.72
9Christmas All swing in eight, turning once in a Big Christmas, to finish.8

Added on 2016-03-27 12:43:39.
Modified on 2017-01-08 12:57:24.
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