Corofin Plain Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

This version of the plain set comes from Corofin in County Clare.
Dance notes from Toss the Feathers by Pat Murphy.  Reproduced by permission.

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Figure 1: Figure 1 (Reel)

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1 Everyone
Lead around Lead around counter-clockwise holding hands in front. Turn the lady clockwise under the right hand only.
8
2 Dance around and swing All facing partners, dance a full turn around them, facing each other all the time (4b) then swing (4b) 8
3 Top Couples
Cross over and back Top ladies cross, passsing right shoulder to right, to the opposidte side, followed closely by the gents who pass left shoulder to left. All turn in towards partner on the other side, ladies clockwise and gens counter-clockwise; then pass back to place the same way.
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4 Ladies Chain Top ladies chain, right hand in the centre, left arm around the opposite gent, right hand in the centre and back to face partners. 8
5 Dance around and swing Top couples dance around partners and swing. 8
6 Repeat movement 3 8
7 Everyone
Dance around and swing Top couples dance around partners and swing.
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8 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 7 Side couples leading.
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9 Everyone
House
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Figure 2: Cross over (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Lead around and turn the lady, dancing the polka step
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2 Dance around and swing Dance around partners and swing. 8
3 Top Couples
Adv, retire & cross over Holding right hands, top couples advance, retire and cross on the right, ladies turning twice under the gents' right arms. Repeat the movements crossing back.
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4 Side Couples
Side couples dance 3
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5 Everyone
Repeat movements 3 & 4
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6 Dance around and swing Dance around partners and swing. 8
7 House 8

Figure 3: Dance around (Reel)

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1 Everyone
Lead Around and turn the lady.
8
2 Dance around and swing 8
3 1st top gent
Dance around and swing Leading gent and opposite lady dance around each other to the other side (4b); then swing (4b). They finish the swing facing their own positions.
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4 Top Couples
Dance around Without releasing hands, the swinging couple dance clockwise out of the swing to their own place (2b) taking their partners' near hands; then the line of four dance anticlockwise to opposite positions (6b).
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5 1st top gent
Adv, retire and bow Leading gent and opposite lady advance and retire twice; then bow.
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6 Top Couples
Adv, retire & cross home Couples advance and retire in waltz hold; then cross to home.
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7 2nd top gent
Dance 3 to 6 with 2nd top gent and opposite lady leading
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8 Everyone
Dance around and swing
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9 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 6 First side gent (on left) leading first
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10 Everyone
House
8

Figure 4: Swing in four (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Lead Around dancing the polka step
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2 Dance around and swing 8
3 Top Couples
Ladies Chain
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4 Dance around and swing 8
5 1st Tops
House across, drop off the lady House across to leave the lady on the left side of the opposite gent, who takes both ladies' outside hands.
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6 Top Couples
Wheelbarrow The three advance as the top gent retires alone to place, retire and as they advance again, both ladies turn in, top lady clockwise and second lady anticlockwise to finish beside the top gent.  The ladies start turning on the sixth bar.
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7 Adv, retire, adv and swing Top gent and two ladies now advance, retire, advance again as the ladies turn in, to form a circle of four in the centre. 8
8 Swing in four 8
9 Repeat 3 to 8 with 2nd couple leading 48
10 Everyone
Dance around and swing
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11 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 8 with 1st side couple leading
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12 Repeat 3 to 8 with 2nd side couple leading 48
13 Everyone
Dance around and swing
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14 House 8

Figure 5: Ladies chain (Reel)

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1 Everyone
Lead Around and turn the lady
8
2 Dance around and swing 8
3 Top Couples
Adv, retire & dance at home Advance, retire and dance once in place.
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4 Adv, retire & house to opposite 8
5 Repeat movements 3 and 4 16
6 Ladies chain 8
7 Dance around and swing 8
8 Repeat 3 to 5 32
9 Everyone
Dance around and swing
8
10 Side Couples
Dance 3 to 5
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11 Everyone
House
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Figure 6: Mixer (Polka)

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1 Everyone
Adv & retire twice in a circle
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2 Swing 8
3 Body In waltz hold, all couples dance in and back (2b); then turn clockwise to the right (2b). Repeat three more times dancing back to home. 16
4 House 8
5 Adv & retire twice in a circle 8
6 Ladies move on to swing the gent on the right 8
7 Repeat movements 3 and 4 with new partner. 24
8 Repeat movements 5 to 7 until home Dance the movements three more times all dancing the last body and house with their own partner. 120
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Modified on 2015-02-24 18:29:49.
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