Seit Doire Cholmcille

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Category: Irish, Set

Also known as the Derry Set.
This set was composed by Frank Roddy of Derry some years ago. Music for the set was recorded by Matt Cunningham during Easter 1999. Thanks to Anne O’Donnell for her help in teaching me the set and to Frank Roddy for his notes and advice.
Notes by Pat Murphy from A Flowing Tide. Reproduced with permission.

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Figure 1: Pass through, wheel around

Reel, 120 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around Lead around holding crossed hands. Each lady turns clockwise under her partner’s raised hands during the last two bars.
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2Swing Swing in waltz hold8
3Tops
House House around each other.
8
4Pass through, back and wheel around Leading couples face the side couple on their left. All pass through, with ladies in the centre, and reverse back with gents in the centre (4b), then the four dancers join right hands and dance a full turn clockwise back to their own places (4b).8
5Everyone
Swing Swing in waltz hold.
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6Sides
House House around each other.
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7Everyone
Pass through, back and wheel around Repeat pass through, back and wheel with side couples turning left and top couples turning right.
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8Swing Swing in waltz hold.8
9Repeat 3 to 848
10House All couples house around.8

Figure 2: High gates

Reel, 152 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around Lead around holding crossed hands. Each lady turns clockwise under her partner’s raised hands during the last two bars.
8
2Swing Swing in waltz hold8
3Tops
House House around each other.
8
4Advance & retire, gent pass under Advance and retire once, holding inside hands (4b), then the leading couple form an arch and the second gent crosses under the arch to the leading gent’s position while the second lady moves forward, giving her right hand to the leading gent’s left (4b).8
5High gates Leading gent and the two ladies dance the arches or high gates. The leading lady passes under the arch first, then the second lady and, finally, the leading lady again. During the last two bars, the three of them face the second gent and form a group of four in the centre.8
6Swing in four Couples swing in four in the centre (6b) and reverse to place (2b).8
7Sides
Dance 3 to 6: The first side couple, on the left of the first top couple, lead.
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8Tops
Dance 3 to 6: With second top couple leading
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9Sides
Dance 3 to 6: With second side couple leading
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10Everyone
House All couples house around.
8

Figure 3: Arch across

Reel, 136 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around Lead around holding crossed hands. Each lady turns clockwise under her partner’s raised hands during the last two bars.
8
2Swing Swing in waltz hold8
3Tops
Ladies chain Ladies chain with right hands in the centre, turn with left arms around the opposite gent and chain with right hands as they dance back to place.
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4House House around each other.8
5Everyone
Advance, retire, arch across Top couples face the side couple on their left, all holding inside hands. They advance and retire once (4b), then change places, top couples forming an arch and side couples passing under the arch (4b). They repeat the movements three times as they dance around the set to home. Top couples move left each time and side couples move right.
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6Swing Swing in waltz hold8
7Repeat 4 to 6: With side couples leading. They turn left to form the arch in the Arch movement.56
8House All couples house around.8

Figure 4: Ladies on

Jig, 96 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Lead around Lead around holding crossed hands. Each lady turns clockwise under her partner’s raised hands during the last two bars.
8
2Swing Swing in waltz hold8
3House All couples house around.8
4Gents
All gents advance (1 2 3, 1 2 3) and retire once while ladies dance on the spot (1 2 3,1 2 3), ladies then dance to the position on the right and turn clockwise to face the next gent (4b). All couples, with new partners, dance halfway around the set from where they are (4b).
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5Everyone
Swing all swing.
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6Repeat 4 and 5: Repeat three times until swinging their own partners at home.48
7House All couples house around.8

Figure 5: Dance at home and double on

Hornpipe, 144 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1Everyone
Advance, retire, ladies move on Taking hands in a circle, all couples advance and retire once, then dance at home, turning once. During the last two bars, ladies turn clockwise under their partner’s left hand and move to join the next gent on their left.
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2Dance at home and double on All dance on the spot with their new partners (2b), then double to the next position on their right (2b). They repeat this movement (dance on the spot & double on) three times until back in the gents’ original position (12b)16
3House All couples dance around the house.8
4Repeat 1 to 3: Until all housing with their own partners again.96
5Advance, retire, dance at home Taking hands in a circle again, all advance and retire once, then dance at home.8
6House All couples house around.8

Added on 2013-08-20 17:22:47.
Modified on 2013-08-20 20:22:47.
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