Dance The Pool Of Connla 5316

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (2x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
Barry Priddey
8008 8888 8888 8888 = 87% (1 turn), 87% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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The Oxford Reference says:

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The Oxford Reference says:

A source of inspiration and knowledge in early Irish mythology, some what comparable to the well of Mimir in Norse tradition. The location of the well changes from text to text, and the identity of the Connla for whom it is named is not clear. It may be under the sea, in Tír na nÓg [The Land of Youth], or in Tír Tairngire [The Land of Promise]. One Dindshenchas [lore of place-names] cites a Connla's Well near Tipperary.

The dance is dedicated to Anna Campbell Holden on account of the authority of her teaching.

The Pool Of Connla 4/4L · S32

2c & 4c start on opposite sides (1,2x,3,4x)

1c+4c cross RH, W staying in middle behind P | dance{4} clw, M leading, to diag. opposite places | 1M+4M cross and cast to own places while{2} the W dance to own place giving RH (1,2x,3,4x)
1c+2c & 3c+4c ½ M-Chain (all finish facing P) ; ½Reels4 on the sides, moving ¼ turn extra at the end to form lines across (from W side, at top: 3M,3W,4W.4M, and at bottom: 1M,1W,2W,2M), all facing P
½Reels4 across, merging with all M leading their W into ; ¾ circle8 L (finish 2c above 1c on L side, 4c above 3c on M side)
All C turn BH ½ opening (L leading) into C NHJ facing C (4,2x,3,1x) | set up/dn ; 4c+2c & 3c+1c ½ circles4 L | set to P (2,4x,1,3x)

The Pool Of Connla 4/4L · S32

2s & 4s start on opp sides

1s & 4s cross RH, 1M also 4M followed by partners casts to 4th/1st place, cross, Men cast back to place as partner dances up/down centre
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 1/2 Men's Chain (end facing prtnr on sides), all dance 1/2 RSh reel of 4 on sides & end in lines across (Ladies face prtnr)
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 1/2 RSh reels of 4 across, Men followed by partners chase clockwise & circle 8H round to left to end on sides with 1M in 4M place & 4M in 1M place
All 1/2 turn partners 2H & Lady crosses over to 4 (2) 3 (1) (4s face 2s & 3s face 1s), all set & dance 4H round 1/2 way to 2 (4) 1 (3) & set

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Murrough Landon
Added on: Dec. 2, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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