West Kerry Set

Category: Irish Set
Description:

This set comes from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.
Notes and description from Toss the Feathers by Pat Murphy. Reproduced with permission.

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Figure 1: Wheel and Chain (Polka)

136 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time.
16
2 Lead Around All lead around, with each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8
3 Wheel Ladies join right hands in the centre and dance around clockwise to their partners (4b) then swing in place (12b). 16
4 Tops
Ladies Chain Top ladies chain with right hands in the centre, left around opposite gent, right in the centre again and back to their partners, who face forward to meet them in the lady’s position.
8
5 House Top couples house, ladies reversing across for the first two bars. 8
6 Sides
Dance 1 to 5 Side couples dancing 4 & 5
56
7 Everyone
House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time.
16
8 Lead Around All lead around, with each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8

Figure 2: House Inside (Polka)

176 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time.
16
2 Lead Around All lead around, with each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8
3 1st Tops
House Inside First top couple house around inside twice.
16
4 2nd Tops
Dance 1 to 3 Leading couple dancing 3
40
5 1st Sides
Dance 1 to 3 Leading couple dancing 3
40
6 2nd Sides
Dance 1 to 3 Leading couple dancing 3
40
7 Everyone
House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time.
16

Figure 3: Slide, Lead Around and Chain (Slide)

184 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Slide in, out and house All couples slide in 1-2, 1-2 (tap), out (1-2, 123) and house to opposite sides, slide in and back again and house back to place.
16
2 Lead Around All couples lead around, each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8
3 Tops
Ladies Chain Top ladies chain as in figure 1.
8
4 House Top couples house around each other. 8
5 Everyone
Repeat 1-4 Tops dancing again.
40
6 Repeat 1 to 5 Side couples dancing 3 & 4 each time. 80
7 Slide in, out and house All couples slide in 1-2, 1-2 (tap), out (1-2, 123) and house to opposite sides, slide in and back again and house back to place. 16
8 Lead Around All couples lead around, each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8

Figure 4: Slide and House (Polka)

144 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
Lead Around All couples lead around twice, holding crossed hands. Ladies turn clockwise under their partners’ raised arms after the first round.
16
2 1st Tops
House Inside House inside twice.
16
3 Tops
Slide in, Out, House to Opposite Slide in and back then house to opposite positions.
8
4 Slide in, Out, House Home Slide in and back then house across to home. 8
5 2nd Tops
House Inside House inside twice.
16
6 Tops
Repeat Top couples repeat 3 & 4
16
7 Sides
Dance 3 to 6 First side couple are on the left. All clap on the last beat.
64

Figure 5: Meet your Neighbor (Slide)

216 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time.
16
2 Lead Around All lead around, with each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. 8
3 Adv & Retire twice All circle, advance and retire twice. 8
4 Wheel Around Ladies join right hands in the centre and dance three- quarter way around. to the position right of their own (4b). Gents join left hands in the centre and dance all the way around to their own positions (4b). 8
5 Swing All swing new partners. 8
6 Repeat 1 to 5 Until the ladies are back swinging their own partners again. 144
7 House All couples house around twice, with the ladies reversing towards the position on the right during the first two bars each time. 16
8 Lead Around All lead around, with each gent’s arm around his partner’s waist. All clap on the last beat. 8

Figure 6: Doubles (Hornpipe)

112 Bars + 8 bar lead-in

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1 Everyone
House All couples house around, with the ladies reversing during the first two bars.
8
2 House All couples double around the house, turning twice (hop 1, hop 2, hop 3, hop 4) to each position. 8
3 Ladies
Walk on Ladies walk on to join the gent on their right, passing outside him on the way over. Gents stand in place while the ladies are moving.
8
4 Everyone
Dance 1 to 3 Until ladies are back with their own partners.
72
5 House All couples house around, with the ladies reversing during the first two bars. 8
6 House All couples double around the house, turning twice (hop 1, hop 2, hop 3, hop 4) to each position. 8
Added on 2012-09-19 14:18:45.
Modified on 2012-09-19 17:18:45.
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