THE TOURNAFULLA SET

Study Notes Copyright William Lynch 2007

First Figure (Slides) 192 bars
1 Quarterhouse: taking waltz hold, all couples dance 2 bars in place and turn 2 bars into the next place on the R. This 4 bar movement is repeated into each place and back home. 16 bars
2 Top couples:
Slide and home: they slide towards the centre and back (4 bars) and dance one full turn in place (4 bars).
8 bars
Ladies chain R hands in the centre, L arm to turn the opposite gent 2 turns, R hand in the centre and back to take partners in waltz hold. 8 bars
Swing. 8 bars
3 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
4 Side couples now dance 2. 24 bars
5 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
6 Top couples now repeat 2. 24 bars
7 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
8 Side couples now repeat 2. 24 bars
9 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
10 House around. 8 bars
Second Figure (Slides) 160 bars
1 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
2 1st top couple:
Slide and home.
8 bars
Strut your stuff: based loosely, if at all, on the 'slide and home', each couple dances a movement of choice - the only requirement being that no couple repeats a movement danced by a preceding couple. 8 bars
3 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
4 1st side couple (L of 1st tops) dance 2. 16 bars
5 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
6 2nd top couple now dance 2. 16 bars
7 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
8 2nd side couple now dance 2. 16 bars
9 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
10 House around. 8 bars
Third Figure (Slides) 192 bars
1 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
2 Top couples:
Slide and crossover: they slide in and back, R hand in R (4 bars), drop hands and cross over, ladies first passing R to R followed by gents L to L (4 bars). Partners turn inwards to take R hand in R and repeat the 8 bar movement back into a little christmas.
16 bars
Swing four (6 bars) and swing home (2 bars). 8 bars
3 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
4 Side couples now dance 2. 24 bars
5 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
6 Top couples repeat 2. 24 bars
7 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
8 Side couples repeat 2. 24 bars
9 Quarterhouse. 16 bars
10 House around. 8 bars
Fourth Figure - The Four Shoves (Polkas) 88 bars
1 Four shoves: all couples take waltz hold and dance around the set, the ladies reversing all the way back to place. 8 bars
2 Four sevens: with the same hold, all couples dance - hop1234567 into the next place on the R, turn and dance the same step into the next place (4 bars) and repeat the movement back to place. 8 bars
3 Ladies chain R hands in the centre, L arm to turn the opposite gent 2 turns, R hands in the centre and back into waltz hold. 8 bars
4 Swing. 8 bars
5 Four shoves.
Four sevens.
Ladies chain.
Swing.
32 bars
6 Four shoves.
Four sevens.
16 bars
Fifth Figure (Hornpipes) 128 bars
1 Quarterhouse: dancing hop in23, stamp back 23, with the stamp on the gent's R and lady's L foot. 16 bars
House around. 8 bars
2 Change partners and quarterhouse: partners drop hands and ladies dance on to the next gent on the R while the gents dance hop in23, stamp, and back 23 (2 bars) to meet the new lady. New partners take waltz hold and turn to the next position R (2 bars). They then dance the last 3 parts of the quarterhouse movement to arrive back in the gent's place. 16 bars
House around. 8 bars
3 Change partners and quarterhouse.
House around.
24 bars
4 Change partners and quarterhouse.
House around.
24 bars
5 Change partners and quarterhouse.
House around.
24 bars
SOURCE
Pat Murphy at his Bristol workshop, April 2000.

Back to top

Contents

List of Sets 2

Glossary