Mazurka Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

This is a reel set from County Clare.
Description from Toss the Feathers by Pat Murphy. Reproduced with permission.

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Figure 1: Swing in Four (Reel)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice Holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing In place. 8
3 1st Tops
House Inside
8
4 Tops
Swing in four With the side couple on their left.
8
5 Everyone
House
8
6 1st Sides
House inside First side couple (on the left) house inside.
8
7 Sides
Swing in four With the top couple on their left.
8
8 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
9 Repeat 3 to 8 Second top couple and second side couple dancing the house inside. 48

Figure 2: Advance & Retire with Sides (Reel)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing Swing in place. 8
3 1st Tops
House Inside
8
4 Tops
Adv & retire with sides Top couples face the side couples on their left, all holding their partner’s right hand in right. Advance and retire. twice.
8
5 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
6 1st Sides
House inside First side couple (on the left) house inside.
8
7 Sides
Adv & retire with tops Side couples face left this time. All advance and retire twice.
8
8 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
9 Repeat 3 to 8 Second top couple and second side couple leading. 48

Figure 3: High Gates (Reel)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice Holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 1st Tops
House Inside
8
4 High Gates First top couple face to their left, the lady’s right hand in the gent’s left. The top gent takes right hand in right (underneath) with the side lady and she dances under the arch (2 bars). Then, forming a right hand arch with the gent, she dances a full circle anti-clockwise around the top couple as they go under the arch twice, top lady leading (4 bars). Finally, the side lady dances out under the arch made by the top couple and back to place (2 bars). 8
5 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
6 1st Sides
House inside First side couple house inside.
8
7 High Gates First side couple dance the high gates with second top lady. 8
8 Everyone
House All couples dance around the house.
8
9 Repeat 3 to 8 Second top couple and second side couple leading. 48

Figure 4: Swing All Ladies (Reel)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice twice Holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 Top Couples
House House around each other.
8
4 Top Gents
Gents swing Starting with the lady on their left and finishing with their partners, top gents swing with each lady in turn.
32
5 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
6 Sides
Repeat Side couples leading. This time side gents swing with all the ladies.
48

Figure 5: Chain (Reel)

144 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice twice Holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 1st Tops
House inside First top couple house inside.
8
4 Everyone
Chain All face partners, take right hand in right and chain all round, gents to the right, ladies to the left (12 bars) and swing in place (4 bars).
16
5 House All couples house around. 8
6 1st Sides
House inside First side couple house inside.
8
7 Everyone
Chain All face partners, chain again (12 bars) and swing (4 bars).
16
8 House All couples house around. 8
9 Repeat 3 to 8 Second top couple and second side couple leading. 64

Figure 6: Circle (Reel)

176 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Advance and retire twice twice Holding hands in a circle.
8
2 Swing All couples swing in place. 8
3 1st Tops
Face the Wall first top couple and first side couple house around each other to finish facing out of first top position, top couple in front and side couple behind them, with each lady on her partner’s right-hand side (8 bars). Second top couple and second side couple now house around each other to line up behind them, second top couple third in line (8 bars).
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4 Circle With top gent and lady leading, gents circle to the left and ladies to the right, going around twice (8 bars). As they finish the second round, first top couple make an arch with both hands, facing each other, and the other couples house anticlockwise under the arch, around to their own places (8 bars). 16
5 Everyone
House All couples house around.
8
6 1st Sides
Dance 3 to 5 First side couple leading the line up. Second top couple are second in line and second side couple are third.
40
7 2nd Tops
Dance 3 to 5 Second top couple leading. Second side couple are second in line and first top couple are third.
40
8 2nd Sides
Dance 3 to 5 Second side couple leading. Second side couple are second in line and first top couple are third.
40
Added on 2012-05-03 04:57:58.
Modified on 2019-08-02 10:24:56.
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