Foilmore Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:


This set is very similar to the South Kerry Set given to us by Muiris O’Briain many years ago. These notes on the Foilmore Set are based on a description of the set originally written down by Timmy Woulfe, as danced by the Foilmore Set Dancers. Thanks to Timmy for preserving the set and sharing it with us.
Notes by Pat Murphy from Set Dancing News June/July 2013 edition, reproduced with permission.
The name of the dance is pronounced “file more.”

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Figure 1: Chains (Jig)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Body Dance the body, as danced in the North Kerry Set. In waltz hold, they step to the centre and back (2b), then turn clockwise to the next position on their right (2b). They now repeat these movements three times to dance around the set and arrive home in their own positions.
16
2 Tops
Gents chain Gents chain with right hands in the centre, turn with left hands around opposite ladies and dance back to their own places.
8
3 Wheel or Swing at home Wheel or swing in place in waltz hold. 8
4 Ladies chain Ladies chain with right hands in the centre, turn with left hands around opposite gents and right hands in the centre again as they dance back to their own places. 8
5 House House around each other. 8
6 Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b). 8
7 Sides
Dance 2 to 6
40
8 Everyone
Body
16

Figure 2: Slides (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Body
16
2 Tops
Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b).
8
3 Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b). 8
4 Everyone
Body
16
5 Tops
Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b).
8
6 Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b). 8
7 Everyone
Body
16
8 Sides
Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b).
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9 Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b). 8
10 Everyone
Body
16
11 Sides
Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b).
8
12 Slide in, back, dance at home Slide to the centre and back (4b), then dance one turn in their own places (4b). 8
13 Everyone
Body
16

Figure 3: Lead around (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Body
16
2 Tops
Ladies chain Ladies chain with right hands in the centre, turn with left hands around opposite gents and right hands in the centre again as they dance back to their own places.
8
3 Wheel or Swing at home Wheel or swing in place in waltz hold. 8
4 Everyone
Lead around All couples promenade or lead around the house, each gent’s right arm around his partner’s waist and her left hand resting on his nearest shoulder. This is also called the walk around.
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5 Body 16
6 Sides
Ladies chain
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7 Wheel or Swing at home 8
8 Everyone
Lead around
8
9 Body 16

Figure 4: Advance across (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Body
16
2 Tops
Advance & retire, lead across Holding right hand in right with their partners, top couples advance and retire once (4b), then change to waltz hold and lead across on the left to opposite positions (4b).
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3 Advance & retire, lead home 8
4 Wheel or Swing at home 8
5 Repeat 2 to 4 24
6 Sides
Advance & retire, lead across
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7 Advance & retire, lead home 8
8 Wheel or Swing at home 8
9 Repeat 6 to 8 24
10 Everyone
Lead around
8
11 Body 16

Figure 5: House with new gent (Jig)

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1 Everyone
Body
16
2 Tops
Slide in and back, house across In waltz hold, slide to the centre and back, then house across to opposite positions.
8
3 Slide in and back, house home In waltz hold, slide to the centre and back, then house back to home. 8
4 Slide in and back, ladies chain across In waltz hold, slide to the centre and back, then ladies chain with right hands as they cross to take waltz hold with opposite gents. 8
5 House House around each other with their new partners. 8
6 Slide in and back, ladies chain home In waltz hold, slide to the centre and back, then ladies chain with right hands as they cross to take waltz hold with their original partner at home. 8
7 Ladies chain Ladies chain with right hands in the centre, turn with left hands as they dance around the opposite gent, take right hands in the centre again and dance back to face their partners in their own original places. 8
8 House House around each other. 8
9 Sides
Dance 2 to 8
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10 Everyone
Body
16

Figure 6: Star (Jig)

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Advance & retire twice in a circle All take hands in a circle, then advance and retire twice.
8
2 Swing Swing in place. 8
3 Right hand star, ladies change places Gents join right hands in a star in the centre, then dance around clockwise back to their own places, coming in to face their partners from the ladies position, as all ladies move to the gent’s position and turn to face them. 8
4 Swing Swing in place. 8
5 Lead around All couples promenade or lead around the house, each gent’s right arm around his partner’s waist and her left hand resting on his nearest shoulder. This is called the walk around. 8
6 Body 16
7 Right hand star, ladies move right Gents join right hands in a star in the centre, then dance around clockwise back to their own places, coming in to face their partners from the ladies position, as all ladies walk on to the next position right of their own to face the next gent as he returns from the star. 8
8 Swing Swing in place with their new partners. 8
9 Lead around All lead around with their new partners. 8
10 Body Dance the body with their new partners 16
11 Repeat 7 to 10 Repeat three times, so that all finish by leading around and dancing the body with their own partners again. 120
Added on 2014-03-29 08:46:32.
Modified on 2014-03-29 12:01:03.
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