The Connemara Set
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The Connemara Set:
In the first three figures, the order is 1st Tops, 1st Sides (on the right), 2nd tops and 2nd sides, the swing is in ceili-hold and the tops join for the final swing
In the fourth figure, the hold is waltz-hold


1st figure (reel, 160 bars):

All lead around, lead back, steps and swing
Tops dance the figure: advance/retire twice, house and swing
Sides dance the figure
Tops ladies chain and swing
Sides ladies chain and swing
Tops repeat the figure
Sides repeat the figure
2nd figure (reel, 192 bars):

All lead around, lead back, steps and swing
Leading gent and opposite lady dance around each other, swing, collect your partner, advance/retire twice, house and swing
3nd figure (reel, 184 bars):

All circle, advance/retire twice and swing
Each couple, in turn, advance/retire, advance, turn out from each other, swing your partner, swing in four with the opposite couple, ladies chain and swing
4th figure (polka, 96 bars - typically Maggie in the wood):

All circle, advance/retire twice and dance at home
All circle, advance/retire twice, ladies move on, dance on to the next place, repeat until you're back home with your own partner and swing in 8 to finish

This summary is intended as a memory aid for people attending my classes, it is not intended as stand-alone instructional material

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