LONGFORD SET (en)

From the book: Pat Murphy „Apples in Winter“

Figure 1: reel (184 bars)

  1. Top couples advance and retire holding rights hands. As they retire, the gent brings his arm back over the lady’s head and places his hand on her shoulder (4 bars). They now lead across on the left, the lady turning clockwise and the gent anticlockwise to face in on the other side (4 bars). As they turn to face in, the gent brings his hand off the lady’s shoulder (8 bars)
  2. Top couples repeat (1) – advance, retire and cross back to home (8 bars)
  3. Top couples dance out facing their partners (8 bars)
  4. Top couples swing in ceili hold (6 bars) and dance out (2 bars) (8 bars all together)
  5. Side couples dance (1) to (4) (32 bars)
  6. Top ladies chain with right hands in the centre, turn clockwise under the opposite gent’s left arm as they dance anticlockwise around each other (4 bars). They chain back and turn clockwise under their partner’s arm as he stays facing into the set (4 bars) (8 bars all together)
  7. Top couples dance out facing each other (8 bars)
  8. Top couples swing and dance out (8 bars)
  9. Side couples dance (6) to (8) (24 bars)
  10. Top couples repeat (1) to (4) (32 bars)
  11. Side couples repeat (1) to (4). Top couples also dance (3) and (4) (32 bars)

Figure 2: reel (272 bars)

  1. Top couples pass through, dancing across with gents on the outside and ladies passing between the opposite couple, then move sideways to reverse back with gents in the centre and ladies on the outside. All pass the opposite person right shoulder to right on the way over and left shoulder to left on the way back (8 bars)
  2. Top couples advance to dance out facing the opposite lady or gent in the centre (8 bars)
  3. Top gents swing with the opposite ladies in the centre (6 bars), dancing from the swing into a circle of four with ladies changing places, each lady crossing to her new partner’s right hand side (2 bars). Gents finish their own places (8 bars together)
  4. Top couples take hands and dance clockwise in a circle of four (4 bars), then dance back anticlockwise. All finish facing their new partners, with the gents in their own positions and the ladies in opposite positions to their own (8 bars together)
  5. Top couples dance out facing their new partners (8 bars)
  6. Top couples swing and dance out (8 bars)
  7. Top couples repeat (1) to (6), ladies finishing back in their own places (48 bars)
  8. Side couples dance (1) to (7) (96 bars)
  9. Top ladies chain as in figure 1 (8 bars)
  10. Top couples dance out facing their partners (8 bars)
  11. Top couples swing, moving to the centre to join the opposite couple at the end of the swing (8 bars)
  12. Top couples swing in four in the centre (6 bars), breaking back to place after the swing (2 bars) (8 bars together)
  13. Side couples dance (9) to (12) (32 bars)
  14. All advance and retire twice in a circle (8 bars)

Figure 3: polka (96 bars)

  1. All advance and retire twice in a circle (8 bars)
  2. All house around with their own partners (8 bars)
  3. All advance and retire in the circle again, ladies moving on to the gent on their right (8 bars)
  4. All house around with their new partners (8 bars)
  5. All advance and retire in the circle again, ladies moving on to the next gent on the right (8 bars)
  6. All house around with their new partners (8 bars)
  7. All advance and retire in the circle again, ladies moving on to the next gent on the right (8 bars)
  8. All house around with their new partners (8 bars)
  9. All advance and retire in the circle again, ladies moving on to join their own original partners (8 bars)
  10. All house around twice with their own partners (16 bars)


 


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