Workshop sets

2017: Seit Laniuish

About the Set

Composed by Mairéad Casey, Michelle Casey, Johnnie & Maura Duffy, Theresa Walshe, Siobhán Casey, Deirdre Farrell & Maura Kenny.

Seit Laniuish, derived from the Irish “Oileán Uisce” “Island of the Water” takes its name from an area close to Lough Ree, a lake on the river Shannon, in Newtowncashel, Co Longford.

Local folklore tells us that in the area of Laniuish, swamp people (lucht na lathaí) came out at night to dance in circles. Hence the reason for circles in our set. Waves and arches are symbolic of the water and bridges of the River Shannon.

The step danced is the step that was danced in the old local set.

These videos are approved by the composers of the set.

Video

In this excellent video of the Seit Laniuish is danced by the choreographers and friends and led by Mairéad Casey.

It was taken by Andrew (from the Irish Set Dancers Frankfurt) at our 20. workshop in October 2017.

2016: Seit Chamuis

2015: Laois Lancers Set

2014: Manchester Set

About the Set

Charlie Kiely showed us in 2014, in a small additional workshop, his Manchester Set.

According to our workshop Charlie wrote:

We danced the whole set in Frankfurt on Tuesday evening and I was very pleased at how well it went, even the chaining figure. One important change is that I have altered the order...swopping figures 2 and 3. It means 2 straight forward figures before the hardest figure. When I get home I will tidy the notes up and send you the updated notes.

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Current version of the Manchester-sets (without the above change)

2012: Rinkinstown Set

About the Set

This new set devised by Mairéad Devane and Sheila & John McEvoy in 2012.

It is named after a local townland near Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. Various movements such as the ducks originated from noteworthy landmarks in the locality.

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Rinkinstown Set

Video

In this excellent video of the Rinkinstown set is danced by the choreographers and friends and led by Mairéad Casey. As danced in the demonstration set at the workshop.

It was taken by Andrew (from the Irish Set Dancers Frankfurt) at our workshop in October 2012.

  • 1st figure of the Rinkinstown Set
    The first figure is the back to back.
    Best danced to the music of the 1st fig. of the "Clare Orange and Green Set".
    1st sides left.
  • 2nd figure of the Rinkinstown Set
    The 2nd figure is the "double chain and tree in the middle of the road".
    Best danced to the music of the 4th fig. of the "Kilfenora Set" or the 5th fig. of the "Corofin Plain Set".
  • 3rd figure of the Rinkinstown Set
    The 3rd figure is the square & ducks.
    Best danced to the music of the 3rd fig of the "Corofin Plain Set", "Plain Set", or the 1st fig. of the "Clare Orange and Green Set".
  • 4th figure of the Rinkinstown Set
    The 4th figure is steal the lady and sevens.
    Best danced to the music of the 4th fig. of the "Fermanagh Set".