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 Cooley-Keegan Branch of San Francisco
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The Caledonian Set

This is a popular traditional set from County Clare.

Figure 1, Reels - 128 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Circle Starting in a circle, all couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
b Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
c Advance & Change In waltz hold, top couples advance and retire once, then house to the opposite side. (4 bars). Repeat to get back home. 16 bars
d Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
e Repeat Top couples repeat d only 16 bars
f Advance All couples advance and retire then dance at home. 8 bars
g Repeat Side couples repeat steps c - f 48 bars
h House All couples house to finish 8 bars

Figure 2, Reels - 96 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Circle Starting in a circle, all couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
b Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
c House Top couples house around each other. 8 bars
d Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
e House Top couples house around each other. 8 bars
f Advance All couples advance and retire then dance at home. 8 bars
g Repeat Side couples repeat steps c - f 32 bars
h House All couples house to finish 8 bars

Figure 3, Reels - 192 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Circle Starting in a circle, all couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
b Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
c Advance & Dance at Home In waltz hold, top couples advance and retire once, then dance at home. 8 bars
d Advance & Change In waltz hold, top couples advance and retire once, then house to the opposite side. 8 bars
e Repeat Top couples repeat c & d to get home. 16 bars
f Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
g Repeat Top couples repeat steps c - e. 32 bars
h Advance & Dance at Home In waltz hold, all couples advance and retire once, then dance at home. 8 bars
i Repeat Side couples repeat c - h. 80 bars
a House All couples house to finish 8 bars

Figure 4, Jigs - 224 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Circle Starting in a circle, all couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
b Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
c House Top couples house around each other. 8 bars
d Advance & Gents Change In waltz hold the top couples advance and retire once, then gents cross to the right turning as they go to pick up the opposite lady. While the gents are crossing, the top ladies turn once in place. 8 bars
e House With their new partners the top couples house around each other. 8 bars
f Advance & Gents Change In waltz hold the top couples advance and retire once, then gents cross to the right turning as they go to pick up their original lady. While the gents are crossing, the top ladies turn once in place. 8 bars
g House With their original partners the top couples house around each other. 8 bars
h Dance at Home Top couples dance at home. 8 bars
i Repeat Top couples repeat c - g 40 bars
j Advance All couples advance and retire then dance at home. 8 bars
k Repeat Side couples repeat c - j. 96 bars
l House All couples house to finish 8 bars

Figure 5, Reels - 192 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Circle Starting in a circle, all couples advance and retire twice. 8 bars
b Dance at Home All couples dance at home. 8 bars
c House Top gents house around each other with their partners. 8 bars
d Advance & Gents Change In waltz hold the top gents advance with their partners and retire once, then gents anti-clockwise around each other and pick up the lady on their left. While the gents are crossing, all ladies turn once in place. 8 bars
e House With their new partners the top gents house around each other. 8 bars
i Repeat Top gents repeat d & e until they get back home. 48 bars
j Advance All couples advance and retire then dance at home. 8 bars
k Repeat Side gents repeat c - j. 80 bars
l House All couples house to finish 8 bars

Figure 6, Hornpipes - 160 Bars
    8 bar lead in 8 bars
a Hornpipe Figure & House In waltz hold, all couples step in to the center, then back out agian and dance to the position on their right. Repeat this until returning home. Upon returning home, house around. 24 bars
b Advance and Retire All advance and retire once in waltz hold (4 bars). Then the ladies turning clockwise twice dance to the position on their right passing behind the gents, while the gents dance in to the center and out again, turn clockwise once. 8 bars
c Repeat Repeat a & b three time more until the ladies are back home. 96 bars
a Hornpipe Figure & House In waltz hold, all couples step in to the center, then back out agian and dance to the position on their right. Repeat this until returning home. Upon returning home, house around to finish. 24 bars

Updated Thursday, July 3, 2003
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