

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 

