Dance Father Connelly's Jig 2110

Jig · 64 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2314)

Devised by
John Drewry (1990)
Intensity
8800/8880/8880/8880/8000/8088/8088/8088 = 65% (1 turn), 66% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
(Author's notes)

NOTE The ...

(Author's notes)

NOTE The dance is really two dances each of 32 bars. Bars 9-24 of each dance are similar. 1st couple dance the first part with 2nd and 3rd couples and the second part with 3rd and 4th couples. Either part could be danced separately as a normal 8 X 32 bar dance. The reason for this unusual structure is that the tune contains 64 bars and it was thought that this arrangement would make it less tiring for the dancers than an 8 X 64 bar dance.

In the half right and left on the diagonal it is essential for the dancers to be in the side lines before changing places with the left hand to leave the centre of the set free for the other dancers.

Father Connelly's Jig 4/4L · J64

1–
1c+2c Set&Rotate (All set | petronella clw one place ; change places RH with P | chase one place clw) (2,1,3,4)
9–
½ diagonal R&L with 1cnrs (W up, M down) while{4} the 2cnrs (2M+3W) set & cross RH, all cnrs face out ; ½ Reels3 on the sides, 1c Rsh to 2cnr pos. (no loops at the end) (2x,1x,3x,4)
17–
Repeat figure from these positions with 2cnr persons (in 3cnr positions ; M up, W down) (to 2,1,3,4), 2c+3c finishing with loops into
25–
Reels3 across (Lsh to 1cnr) (2,1,3,4)
33–
1c cross down RH between 3c | cast Rsh round new 1cnr (4W resp. 3M) ; change places up/dn LH | cast L (3c up) to (2,3,1,4)
41-56
3c+1c+4c repeat the figures [9-24] above (2,3,1,4)
57–
3c+1c+4c Circle6 and back (optional: 2c join in for Circle8 and back) (1c step down, to 2,3,4,1)

(note by Drewry: This is really two successive 3c dances of 32 bars, the figures of bars 9-24 being similar.

Father Connelly's Jig 4/4L · J64

1-8
1s+2s Set & Rotate :
Set, rotate singly & dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides & dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd pl)
9-16
1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 1st corners while 2nd corners set & change places diagonally RH, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on opposite sides
17-24
1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 3rd corner (pstn) while 2nd corners (pstn) set & change places diagonally, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on own sides
25-32
1s dance reels of 3 across Lady with 2s & Man with 3s
33-40
1s cross down between 3s, 1L casts up round 3M & 1M casts down round 4L, 1s change places LH in centre & cast to 3rd place own sides
41-56
3s+1s+4s (bottom 3 couples) repeat bars 9-24
57-64
All (or bottom 3 couples only) circle 8(6)H round & back

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