The Moycullen Set from Co. Galway Ireland
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The Moycullen Set from Co. Galway Ireland:

There are four figures in the set, each figure has two parts.

Pattern for figures 1 and 2:
All: lead around, arm over the lady's shoulder (8) and house around (8) [16]
All: dance the first part of the Figure, with Tops leading
All: dance the first part of the Figure, with Sides leading
All: dance the second part of the Figure, with Tops leading
All: dance the second part of the Figure, with Sides leading
All: house to finish[8]


Pattern for the 3rd figure:
All: dance the body (16) and swing (8) [24]
Tops: dance the first part of the Figure
Sides: dance the first part of the Figure
All: dance the second part of the Figure
All: dance the body (16) and swing (8) [24]


Pattern for the 4th figure:
All: circle up, advance/retire twice (8) and swing (8) [16]
All: dance the first part of the Figure
All: dance the second part of the Figure
All: circle up, advance/retire twice (8) and swing (8) [16]

The Figure for figures 1 to 4:
1st figure (reel):

1st part, "ladies chain":
leading ladies chain (8) and all swing (8) [16]

2nd part, "pass through":
leading couples advance/retire with crossed hands(4), dance to the couple on the left (2) and all step it out (2), pass through (4), pass back, leading ladies swop places on the way back (4), all swing (8)
repeat, during which the leading ladies return to their partners
2nd figure (reel):

1st part, "meet in the middle":
leading couples advance/retire with crossed hands (4), advance, take low hands with the person opposite, dance a full turn (4), then forward into the opposite position and dance into place (4)
repeat back to home

2nd part, "back 2 back":
all dance "back to back" (8) and swing (8) and repeat until you swing with your own partner
3rd figure (jig):

1st part, "ladies cross":
leading ladies cross, dance around the opposite gent, right hand in right "over his head" (8) and house inside (8) with him
repeat back to your own partner

2nd part, "all cross":
four ladies right hand star to opposite (4), four gents left hand star to meet partner in opposite place (4) and all swing (8)
repeat back to home
4th figure (polka):

1st part, "weave":
top ladies cross, top gents cross, side ladies cross, side gents cross, all pass your partner right-to-right, pass the next person left-to-left and swing with the next person (which will always be either your partner, or the person who was opposite you to start with)
repeat until you swing with your own partner in your own place, with the original top ladies crossing first each time

2nd part, "chain":
all chain around all the way to your own place (16) and swing (8) [24]

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 Moycullen Set from Co. Galway Ireland