Seit Chamuis

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Category: Irish, Set

This set was composed by Seamus Ó Mealóid and was first presented by Seamus in Westport in 2015. It takes its name from his home in Camus, near Casla in Connemara. The name “Camus” comes from “cam uisce” or “crooked water”, a reference to the tides that flow at an angle through the narrow strait at Dun Manus into Camus Bay
Added from notes by Pat Murphy included in Set Dancing News, used with permission

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Figure 1: Clover chain

Reel, 168 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance and retire twice holding crossed hands.
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2 Still holding crossed hands, lead around. During the last two bars, each lady turns clockwise under the gent's left hand.8
3 Swing in céilí hold8
4Tops
Top ladies cross left shoulder to left and turn left arm in left around the opposite gents (4 bars). They then turn right arm in right around each other in the centre, take the opposite gent's left hand in left, hand low and turn around him into the lead around position (4 bars). Gents are on the inside, right hand in right at the lady's hip and left hand in left raised in front.
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5 Lead forward one position to the right inside, then dance on the spot (4 bars). Repeat this movement twice while moving around to the other side position (8 bars), then the lady turns clockwise twice under the gent's left hand as they move back to the gent's original position (4 bars).16
6 Swing their new partners in céilí hold.8
7Sides
Dance 4 to 6: All ladies are now in opposite positions.
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8Tops
Dance 4 to 6: Top ladies returning to home.
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9Sides
Dance 4 to 6: Side ladies returning to home.
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10Everyone
Advance and retire twice in a circle.
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11 Swing in céilí hold.8

Figure 2: Wheelbarrow

Reel, 240 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around holding crossed hands. During the last two bars, the ladies turn clockwise under their partners' left hand and all face their partners in place.
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2 Taking right arm in right, partners dance a half turn around each other to face the person in the other corner. Gents are on the outside facing the lady on their left while ladies are on the inside facing the gent on their right (4 bars). All now take left arm in left with the person facing them in the corner and dance around them to finish back at home facing their own partners in place (4 bars).8
3 Swing in céilí hold.8
4Tops
Holding crossed hands, top couples advance to the centre and retire (4 bars), then advance again (2 bars) and as first top gent retires, both ladies go forward with him, holding his hands and facing him, while second top gent retires alone (2 bars). First top lady holds her partners right hand in right and second top lady holds his left hand in her left.
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5 Both gents advance to the centre with the ladies reversing to the centre (2 bars), then gents retire to place, ladies going with the first top gent again and turning in towards him to finish with his arms on their shoulders (2 bars). All advance to the centre again (2 bars), then the two ladies give their free hands to second top gent and advance with him as both gents retires to place (2 bars).8
6 Both gents advance to the centre with the ladies reversing to the centre (2 bars), then gents retire to place, ladies going with the second top gent and turning in towards him to finish with his arms on their shoulders (2 bars). All advance to the centre again (2 bars), then release all hands and ladies step to the side placing their hands on the gents' shoulders while the gents take hands around the ladies' waists.8
7 Swing in four in the centre.8
8 Ladies chain with right hands and turn under the opposite gents left hand while dancing around him, then pass right shoulder to right as they dance back to face their partners in place. Each gents turn with the opposite lady, facing her as she dance around him.8
9 Swing in céilí hold.8
10Sides
Dance 4 to 9: First side couple are on the left.
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11Tops
Dance 4 to 9: Second top couple leading this time.
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12Sides
Dance 4 to 9: Second side couple leading this time.
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13Everyone
Lead around holding crossed hands. During the last two bars, the ladies turn clockwise under their partners' left hand and all face their partners in place.
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14 Taking right arm in right, partners dance a half turn around each other to face the person in the other corner. Gents are on the outside facing the lady on their left while ladies are on the inside facing the gent on their right (4 bars). All now take left arm in left with the person facing them in the corner and dance around them to finish back at home facing their own partners in place (4 bars).8
15 Swing in céilí hold.8

Figure 3: Pass through

Reel, 160 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around holding crossed hands. During the last two bars, each lady turns clockwise under the gent's left hand.
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2 Swing in céilí hold.8
3Tops
Top lady and opposite gent advance, bow and retire (4 bars), then take right hands low and dance a full turn around each 2 other (4 bars). Top lady now takes her partners right hand in her left facing the centre, while opposite couple move apart and face forward into the set.
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4 Couples pass through with first top couple in the centre. At the other side, first top lady turns clockwise away from her partner to face back on the ouside while first top gent turns anticlockwise to face back on the other side. At the same time, second top couple turn in towards each other taking inside hands and face back towards home. Top couples then pass back to home with the second couple in the centre and take waltz hold, facing the side couples on the right.8
5 Couples each advance to face the side couple on their right, then reverse into opposite positions (4 bars). From there, they dance back to home with the ladies in front of their partners, each lady turning clockwise twice under the gent's left hand (4 bars)8
6 Swing in place in céilí hold.8
7Sides
Dance 3 to 6: With first side couple, on the left, leading. The lady on the left advances to the opposite gent to begin and the couple on the left are in the centre when crossing over.
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8Tops
Second top couple leading. Second top lady and first top gent advance to begin.
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9Sides
Dance 3 to 6: With second side couple leading. The lady on the right and the gent on the left advance to begin.
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10Everyone
Advance and retire holding hands in a circle.
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11 Swing in céilí hold.8

Figure 4: Ladies move on

Hornpipe, 136 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
House around in waltz hold.
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2 Advance and retire twice in waltz hold, dancing battering steps as they retire.8
3Ladies
Join left hands in a star in the centre and dance around, then join right hands and dance back, moving into the lady's position right of their own in the set.
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4Gents
Join right hands in a star in the centre and dance around, then join left hands and dance back to place.
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5Everyone
Dance 1 to 4: +repeat three times, ladies moving on each time and moving back to their own places the third time.
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6 House with their own partners to finish.8

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Modified on 2017-03-14 15:07:22.
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