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 Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
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The Baile Bhúirne Jig Set

This set comes from Baile Bhúirne in west cork. We generally dance this one right through all figures without stopping. It's a bit fast paced, we don't let that stop us!

Figure 1, Slides - 88 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a House Top couples dance two bars in place then house around each other 8 bars
b Square
(Half Diamond)
Top couples slide forward to the position on their right, turn slightly clockwise and slide backwards to the opposite position. (total of 4 bars). Top couples then house back to home for the remaining 4 bars. 8 bars
c Figure - Swing own Top couples swing (waltz hold) in place 8 bars
d Slide & Change Top couples slide in to the centre of the set and back (4 bars), then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back home. 16 bars
e Repeat Side couples dance through steps a - d 40 bars

Figure 2, Slides - 104 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a House Top couples dance two bars in place then house around each other 8 bars
b Square
(Half Diamond)
Top couples slide forward to the position on their right, turn slightly clockwise and slide backwards to the opposite position. (total of 4 bars). Top couples then house back to home for the remaining 4 bars. 8 bars
c Figure - swing opposite Top gent cross the set and swing the opposite lady for 8 bars. Top gents then cross back to home and swing their own partner for 8 bars. 16 bars
d Slide & Change Top couples slide in to the centre of the set and back (4 bars), then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back home. 16 bars
e Repeat Side couples dance through steps a - d 48 bars

Figure 3, Slides - 104 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a House Top couples dance two bars in place then house around each other 8 bars
b Square
(Half Diamond)
Top couples slide forward to the position on their right, turn slightly clockwise and slide backwards to the opposite position. (total of 4 bars). Top couples then house back to home for the remaining 4 bars. 8 bars
c Figure - Little Christmas Top couples meet in the center of the set and christmas for 8 bars, jumping together on the last beat of the first 8 bars, and then continueing the shristmas for the remaining 8 bars. 16 bars
d Slide & Change Top couples slide in to the centre of the set and back (4 bars), then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back home. 16 bars
e Repeat Side couples dance through steps a - d 48 bars

Figure 4, Slides - 136 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a House Top couples dance two bars in place then house around each other 8 bars
b Square
(Half Diamond)
Top couples slide forward to the position on their right, turn slightly clockwise and slide backwards to the opposite position. (total of 4 bars). Top couples then house back to home for the remaining 4 bars. 8 bars
c Figure - Swing all the ladies Top gents swing all the ladies of the set for 8 bars each starting with the one on their left. When they get home gents swing their partner for 8 to finish. 32 bars
d Slide & Change Top couples slide in to the centre of the set and back (4 bars), then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back home. 16 bars
e Repeat Side couples dance through steps a - d 64 bars

Figure 5, Slides - 112 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a House Top couples dance two bars in place then house around each other 8 bars
b Square
(Half Diamond)
Top couples slide forward to the position on their right, turn slightly clockwise and slide backwards to the opposite position. (total of 4 bars). Top couples then house back to home for the remaining 4 bars. 8 bars
c Figure - Half chain All dancers take their partners right hand and dance a half turn around them, so that the gents are facing left and the ladies are facing right. All dancers chain around the set until they meet their partners on the opposite side of the set. All couples then swing for 8 bars. 16 bars
d Slide & Change All couples slide in to the centre of the set and back (4 bars), then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back to where they started from. 16 bars
e Repeat - Sides only Side couples dance steps a & b 16 bars
f Repeat - All couples All couples repeat c & d 32 bars
g House All couples house to finish. 8 bars

Updated Thursday, July 3, 2003
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