LOUISBURGH SET

The set originates from County Mayo picked up by Pat Murphy and taught at Tubbercurry in 2003.

First Sides to the LeftFORMATION

Square Set of four couples, Gents on the left of their partners. 1st Top Couple have their backs to the band, with 2nd Top Couple opposite them. 1st Side Couple are on the left of 1st Top Couple (when facing into the set) and 2nd Side Couple are opposite them (to the right of 1st Tops).

 



FIGURE 1: JIGS (200 BARS)


All Couples


 Gents face outLower promenade hold - Lead around anticlockwise + Dance in place

Ceili hold - Swing


8 bars

8 bars

Top Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
Top Couples Diamond left 1/2 way: Advance to Couple on the left + Retire to Opposite position 4 bars
Top Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
Top Couples Diamond left 1/2 way 4 bars
Top Couples Ladies chain: Right hand to Opposite Lady + Left arm with Opposite Gent both turning + Pass right Shoulders to Partner 8 bars
Top Couples Swing (ceili hold) 8 bars
Side Couples Advance & retire twice + Diamond left 1/2 way + Advance & retire twice + Diamond left 1/2 way + Ladies chain + Swing 40 bars
Top Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
1st Top Gent +
2nd Top Lady
Advance & swing (ceili hold), while...
Partners cross anti-clockwise to Opposite place
8 bars
Top Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
2nd Top Gent +
1st Top Lady
Advance & swing (ceili hold), while...
Partners cross anti-clockwise to Home position
8 bars
Top Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
Top Couples Swing Partner 8 bars
Side Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
1st Side Gent (right) + 2nd Side Lady Swing while Partners cross 8 bars
Side Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
2nd Side Gent +
1st Side Lady
Swing while Partner cross to Home 8 bars
Side Couples Advance & retire twice 8 bars
All Couples Swing 8 bars

 

FIGURE 2: REELS (112 BARS)

Top Couples Ladies chain + Swing Partners (ceili hold)

16 bars

Top Couples Little Christmas (Swing in four) 8 bars
Side Couples Ladies chain + Swing + Litttle Christmas 24 bars
Top Couples Ladies chain + Swing + Litttle Christmas 24 bars
Side Couples Ladies chain + Swing + Litttle Christmas 24 bars
All Couples Swing (ceili hold) 8 bars

 

FIGURE 3: POLKAS (184 BARS)

All Couples Circle - Advance & retire twice + Lead around (Lower promenade hold) 16 bars
Top Couples Slide in (1-2-3-kick) & back twice + House around inside 16 bars
Top Couples Repeat: Slide in & back twice + House 16 bars
Top Couples Ladies chain + Swing (ceili hold) 16 bars
Side Couples Slide in & back twice + House + Slide in & back twice + House 32 bars
Side Couples Ladies chain + Swing 16 bars
All Couples

Circle - Advance & retire twice + Lead around

16 bars
All Couples / Tops face left Side Couple

Slide in & back twice + House + Slide in & back twice + House + Ladies chain + Little Christmas (Swing in four)

48 bars


Created: 6 December 2005