Irish Haymakers

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Irish Haymakers’

Longways sets of 5 to 8 couples.
A1 Advance
Retire
Each line holds hands and takes 4 steps in.
Lines retire with 4 steps.
B1 Right Arm TurnLeft Arm Turn Top lady and bottom man link right arms and turn just once in the in the centre of the set.
Top man bottom lady right arm
turn.
Top lady and bottom man link
left arms and turn just once in the in the centre of the set.
Top man bottom lady left arm turn.
B2 Both Arms Swing Top lady and bottom man hold both hands and swing  in the centre of the set.
Top man bottom lady both arm swing.
A1 Top Couple Swing  Top couple swing down the set and back.
B1
B2
Strip-the-willow
Slip Back
Top couple strip-the-willow to the bottom of the set.
Slip step back to the top of the set
C1
C2
Cast Off Top couple cast off in march time, down the outside of the set. They form an arch at the bottom, everyone passes through to reform the set with a new top couple.
48 bars Jig ABBABB followed by 16 bars March or Jig CC Irish-Australian variant of the Haymakers’ Jig.

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