The Kilfenora Plain Set from Co. Clare Ireland
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The Kilfenora Plain Set:

Pattern for figures 1 to 5:
All: lead around (8) step it out (4) and swing (4)
Tops: dance the Figure
All: step it out and swing
Sides: dance the Figure
All: step it out and swing
All: house to finish

1st figure (reel, 96 bars): pass through

Pass through, pass back, chain, pass through and lead back
2nd figure (jig, 112 bars): twirl across (turning once into place)

Leading couples, followed 2 bars later by the other two couples: Advance/retire twice, twirl across, turning once and repeat back to home
3rd figure (reel/polka, 176 bars): shake hands with opposite person

Leading gent and opposite lady: shake hands in the centre, dance around each other (8), swing (8), left hands, lead around (4), right hand to your partner and both couples lead across
Leading gent and opposite lady: advance retire once and both couples pass through back to place
Opposite gent and leading lady: Repeat
4th figure (reel, 240 bars): wheelbarrow

Ladies chain, step it out and swing, first couple dance in, drop off the lady and "wheelbarrow", finishing with a swing in 4
Repeat with other couple dancing in
5th figure (jig, 112 bars): sevens

sevens in, sevens out, sevens across,sevens into place
ladies chain, step it out and swing (on the opposite side)
sevens in, sevens out, sevens across,sevens into place
6th figure (fling, hornpipe, or polka, 160): three-quarter ways

All:
circle, advance/retire twice and swing
dance the body
circle, advance/retire once, ladies right hands in, go three-quarter way around and swing
repeat three times
house to finish
Notes:
  • Lead around is done with gent's right arm on lady's waist and lady's arm on gent's shoulder
  • Chain and wheelbarrow turns are low-hand

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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The Kilfenora Plain Set from Co. Clare Ireland