_THE BALLYVOURNEY JIG SET_


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8. The Ballyvourney Jig Set (The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
          (as recorded in 1993 by Paul D. McGuigan)
          [all figures fit music: Call the Set 2]     
     -This set comes from the Muscrai Gaeltacht in County Cork, and although 
      known locally as "the jig set," it is danced to slides.
     -Also known as "The Cuil Aodha Set" or "The Cill Na Martra Set".
     -This set is danced without breaks between the figures.
    
 

1st Figure "Swing Your Own"
2nd Figure "Swing the Opposite"
3rd Figure "Little Christmas"
4th Figure "Swing All Round"
5th Figure "The Reverse Chain"



1ST Alternate Movement for the "Square": 
	In waltz hold, the couple doing the "Square" can slide one bar toward the 
        far corner to their right, turn clockwise slightly while dancing the next 
        bar, slide to the location that is opposite their original home location 
        for one bar, and then turn clockwise slightly while dancing the next bar.
  {4 bars}

	The dancing couples then dance a half house around to end up in their 
        original locations.
  {4 bars}


2ND Alternate Movement for the "Square": 
	The couple doing the "Square" drop the extended arms of the waltz hold and
        stand side by side as they dance forward to in front of the location to 
        their right, cutting the final beat of the second bar.  The couple then 
        dances backward into the next home location on their right.  The two 
        dancing couples are now in each other's home locations. 
   {4 bars}

	Resuming the waltz hold, the dancing couples then dance a half house 
        around to end up in their original locations.
   {4 bars}




1st Figure "Swing Your Own"  [fits music: Call the Set 2]     
 {polka step & slide step to slide music - 80 bars}
    (The Ballyvourney Jig Set/The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
-Opening position:  TOP COUPLES adopt the standard position.

A FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  The two TOP COUPLES both dance two bars in their own 
                           places (one bar turning toward the left and one bar 
                           turning back), and then house around each other 
                           inside the side couples in six bars.
   {8 bars}

               (b) SQUARE:  In waltz hold, each TOP COUPLE dances over to in front
                            of the side location to its right (2 bars).  Each 
                            TOP COUPLE dances forward, without turning, cutting a 
                            foot on the last beat of the second bar.
                            Gents dance :  L-R-LRL, and
                            Ladies dance:  R-L-RLR. 

                            When they reach these places the two couples should be 
                            facing out of the set.  Then, using the opposite steps, 
                            they each dance backwards into the home location to the 
                            right (2 bars).  They are now in each other's home 
                            locations, facing into the set. 

                            Finally, the two couples dance half way around the 
                            house inside to reach their own home locations (4 bars).
   {8 bars}             

               (c) SWING:  The two TOP COUPLES swing in place in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

               (d) SLIDE & CHANGE:  TOP COUPLES slide step into the centre (1 bar), 
                                    dance in place, cutting the final beat with the 
                                    right foot past the left leg as the left leg 
                                    comes down (1 bar), slide step back out again 
                                    (1 bars), and dance in place (1 bar).

                                    TOP COUPLES then dance half-way around the house 
                                    to opposite places (4 bars).

                                    TOP COUPLES repeat both of these movements to 
                                    bring them back to their own places (8 bars).   
   {16 bars}

B FIGURE           SIDE COUPLES repeat A. 
   {40 bars}




2nd Figure "Swing the Opposite"  [fits music: Call the Set 2]      
     {polka step & slide step to slide music  - 96 bars}
   (The Ballyvourney Jig Set/The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
 -Opening position:  TOP COUPLES adopt the standard position.

A FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  The two TOP COUPLES both dance two bars in their own 
                           places (one bar turning toward the left and one bar 
                           turning back), and then house around each other 
                           inside the side couples in six bars.
   {8 bars}

               (b) SQUARE:  Each TOP COUPLE slides over to in front of the side 
                            location to its right, then to the opposite top's 
                            home location, and then house half-way around back 
                            to its own home location, as in figure 1.
   {8 bars}

               (c) SWING OPPOSITES:  Each dancer of the TOP COUPLES dances 
                                     straight forward (2 bars) to swap 
                                     partners for a swing in waltz hold in
                                     the middle of the set (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (d) SWING OWN:  TOP COUPLES reform (2 bars) and swing back to 
                               place in waltz hold (6 bars).
   {8 bars}

               (e) SLIDE & CHANGE:  TOP COUPLES slide step into the centre (1 bar),
                                    dance in place, cutting the final beat with the 
                                    right foot past the left leg as the left leg 
                                    comes down (1 bar), slide step back out again 
                                    (1 bar), and dance in place (1 bar).

                                    TOP COUPLES then dance half-way around the 
                                    house to opposite places (4 bars).

                                    TOP COUPLES repeat both of these movements to 
                                    bring them back to their own places (8 bars).   
   {16 bars}

B FIGURE           SIDE COUPLES repeat A. 
   {48 bars}




3rd Figure "Little Christmas"  [fits music: Call the Set 2]     
   {polka step & slide step to slide music - 96 bars}
    (The Ballyvourney Jig Set/The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
 -Opening position:  TOP COUPLES adopt the standard position.

A FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  The two TOP COUPLES both dance two bars in their own 
                           places (one bar turning toward the left and one bar 
                           turning back), and then house around each other 
                           inside the side couples in six bars.
   {8 bars}

               (b) SQUARE:  Each TOP COUPLE slides over to in front of the side 
                            location to its right, then to the opposite top's 
                            home location, and then house half-way around back 
                            to in front of its own home location, as in figure 
                            1 but in toward the centre of the set.  
   {8 bars}

               (c) LITTLE CHRISTMAS:  The two TOP COUPLES form a tight circle in
                                      the centre of the set, arms joined behind 
                                      each other's backs, and dance around 
                                      clockwise (8 bars), stomping on the 3rd 
                                      beat of the eighth bar.  Dancers then 
                                      continue swinging in the same direction 
                                      (7 bars), breaking in time to get back to 
                                      their home locations to be ready to start 
                                      the next movement (1 bar).
   {16 bars}

               (d) SLIDE & CHANGE:  TOP COUPLES slide step into the centre (1 bar), 
                                    dance in place, cutting the final beat with the 
                                    right foot past the left leg as the left leg 
                                    comes down (1 bar), slide step back out again 
                                    (1 bar), and dance in place (1 bar).

                                    TOP COUPLES then dance half-way around the 
                                    house to opposite places (4 bars).

                                    TOP COUPLES repeat both of these movements to 
                                    bring them back to their own places (8 bars).   
   {16 bars}

B FIGURE           SIDE COUPLES repeat A. 
   {48 bars}




4th Figure "Swing All Round"  [fits music: Call the Set 2]     
  {polka step & slide step to slide music - 128 bars}
    (The Ballyvourney Jig Set/The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
 -Opening position:  TOP COUPLES adopt the standard position.

A FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  The two TOP COUPLES both dance two bars in their own 
                           places (one bar turning toward the left and one bar 
                           turning back), and then house around each other 
                           inside the side couples in six bars.
   {8 bars}

               (b) SQUARE:  Each TOP COUPLE slides over to in front of the side 
                            location to its right, then to the opposite top's home 
                            location, and then house half-way around back to its 
                            own home location, as in figure 1 but the TOP GENTS 
                            stomp the final beat of the 8th bar.
   {8 bars}

               (c) SWING ALL AROUND:  Starting with the ladies to their left, the
                                      TOP GENTS swing in waltz hold with each lady
                                      in turn.  Top gents use one bar to reach the 
                                      first lady, swing for six bars, and then     
                                      leap up and toward the next lady to the left 
                                      on the first beat of the eighth bar so that   
                                      they stomp both feet on the final beat of    
                                      the eighth bar.  Then, top gents swing this 
                                      next lady for seven bars, leaping up and    
                                      toward the next lady to the left on the     
                                      eighth bar as before.  This is repeated once 
                                      more to return the top gents to their own 
                                      partners for a full eight bar swing.
  {32 bars}

               (d) SLIDE & CHANGE:  TOP COUPLES slide step into the centre (1 bar), 
                                    dance in place, cutting the final beat with the 
                                    right foot past the left leg as the left leg 
                                    comes down (1 bar), slide step back out again
                                    (1 bars), and dance in place (1 bar).

                                    TOP COUPLES then dance half-way around the 
                                    house to opposite places (4 bars).

                                    TOP COUPLES repeat both of these movements to 
                                    bring them back to their own places (8 bars).   
   {16 bars}

B FIGURE           SIDE COUPLES repeat A. 
   {64 bars}




5th Figure "The Reverse Chain"  [fits music: Call the Set 2]     
 {polka step & slide step to slide music - 104 bars}
    (The Ballyvourney Jig Set/The Baile Bhuirne Jig Set)
 -Opening position:  TOP COUPLES adopt the standard position.

A FIGURE       (a) HOUSE:  The two TOP COUPLES both dance two bars in their own 
                           places (one bar turning toward the left and one bar 
                           turning back), and then house around each other 
                           inside the side couples in six bars.
   {8 bars}

               (b) SQUARE:  Each TOP COUPLE slides over to in front of the side 
                            location to its right, then to the opposite top's 
                            home location, and then house half-way around back 
                            to its own home location, as in figure 1.
   {8 bars}

               (c) REVERSE CHAIN:  Each couple joins right hands (or grasp right
                                   elbows with the right hands to ensure the 
                                   movement) and dances half-way around each 
                                   other.  Then the ladies chain half-way around 
                                   the set in an anti-clockwise direction, and 
                                   the gents clockwise, each dancer meeting 
                                   their partner in the opposite home location 
                                   to their own.
   {8 bars}

               (d) SWING:  The four couples reform and swing in waltz hold.
   {8 bars}

               (e) SLIDE & CHANGE:  All four couples slide step into the centre
                                    (1 bar), dance in place, cutting the final 
                                    beat with the right foot past the left leg 
                                    as the left leg comes down (1 bar), slide 
                                    step back out again (1 bars), and dance in
                                    place (1 bar).

                                    All four couples then dance half-way around 
                                    the house to opposite places (4 bars).

                                    All four couples repeat both of these 
                                    movements to bring them back to their own 
                                    starting places for this movement (8 bars).
   {16 bars}

B FIGURE           Repeat A.  SIDE COUPLES only dance (a) and (b).
   {48 bars}

C HOUSE            All four couples dance house around.
   {8 bars}

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