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  • Subject is exactly "Irish set dances"
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Roscommon Lancers - Irish set

Chris J. Brady writes: How about the Roscommon Lancers - with an embellished 'rant' step termed 'battering' in Ireland. Wonderful stuff.There are nine figures (aka square dances) in the Roscommon… View item
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Irish Set Dances - an introduction

An introduction to Irish Set DancesSet dances are danced by four couples arranged on the sides of a square. and, occasionally, in “half sets” of two couples opposite each other. Sets are almot… View item
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Irish House Dance

Lengthy text describing set dancing, as well as video footage taken at a house dance Two hornpipes played by Tony MacMahon - Accordian, Paul McGrattan - Flute, and Kevin Glackin - Fiddle. From… View item
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Kilfenora Set

At the Kilrush set dancing weekend, the Glenside Ceili Band plays music for the Kilfenora Set at an outdoor ceili on the town square. View item
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Clare Plain Set

The August set dancing weekend in Kilrush, Co Clare, features outdoor ceilis in the town's market square. The Glenside Ceili Band were the featured musicians on Saturday afternoon when they played… View item
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Irish set dances - a list of examples

Clarebannerman channel on YouTube (once there, enter "set clarebannerman" in the search window) Clare Set Newport Set Corofin Plain Set Kilfenora Plain Set Mullagh Half Set (two couples) Enniscorthy… View item