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Title: The Irish Lawyer
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

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6,12,0,1188,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,149,174,130,270,130,370,311,174,330,270,330,370 3,171,185,130,270,130,370,288,185,330,270,330,370 4,188,203,130,270,130,370,271,203,330,270,330,370 3,196,220,130,270,130,370,262,220,330,270,330,370 4,196,236,130,270,130,370,262,236,330,270,330,370 3,196,260,130,270,130,370,262,260,330,270,330,370 4,196,284,130,270,130,370,262,284,330,270,330,370 3,196,300,130,270,130,370,262,300,330,270,330,370 4,196,314,147,270,130,370,262,314,313,270,330,370 3,196,335,168,275,130,370,262,335,291,275,330,370 4,196,356,186,287,130,370,262,356,273,287,330,370 3,196,370,196,300,130,370,262,370,262,300,330,370 4,185,383,196,314,130,370,273,383,262,314,330,370 3,168,397,196,335,130,370,291,397,262,335,330,370 4,147,403,196,356,130,370,313,403,262,356,330,370 3,130,403,196,370,130,370,330,403,262,370,330,370 4,116,401,185,383,143,366,344,401,273,383,317,366 3,100,394,168,397,162,366,360,394,291,397,298,366 4,87,382,147,403,179,372,373,382,313,403,281,372 3,80,370,130,403,190,380,380,370,330,403,270,380 4,80,356,116,401,180,391,380,356,344,401,280,391 3,80,335,100,394,163,401,380,335,360,394,297,401 4,80,314,87,382,144,404,380,314,373,382,316,404 3,80,300,80,370,130,403,380,300,380,370,330,403 4,80,286,80,356,116,401,380,286,380,356,344,401 3,80,265,80,335,100,394,380,265,380,335,360,394 4,80,244,80,314,87,382,380,244,380,314,373,382 3,80,230,80,300,80,370,380,230,380,300,380,370 4,85,213,88,289,90,365,375,213,372,289,370,365 3,96,192,100,277,105,362,364,192,360,277,355,362 4,114,177,117,271,120,365,346,177,343,271,340,365 3,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,229,178,165,199,141,269,333,271,306,336,240,356 7,308,200,232,175,172,197,298,330,237,359,180,328 7,332,272,309,199,240,170,234,357,178,328,143,268 7,296,330,335,271,316,196,173,327,138,269,175,197 7,232,357,304,338,341,268,133,272,168,199,239,168 7,172,328,234,359,306,336,162,200,239,172,319,194 7,132,272,176,327,240,357,232,175,312,197,343,268 7,130,170,136,271,133,370,330,170,338,272,332,370 7,132,272,176,327,240,357,232,175,312,197,343,268 7,172,328,234,359,306,336,162,200,239,172,319,194 7,232,357,304,338,341,268,133,272,168,199,239,168 7,296,330,335,271,316,196,173,327,138,269,175,197 8,332,272,309,199,240,170,234,357,178,328,143,268 7,308,200,232,175,172,197,298,330,237,359,180,328 8,229,178,165,199,141,269,333,271,306,336,240,356 7,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 2,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 2,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 1,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 5,196,200,130,270,130,370,262,200,330,270,330,370 5,196,246,130,270,130,370,262,246,330,270,330,370 6,196,291,130,270,130,370,262,291,330,270,330,370 5,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 7,196,290,130,270,130,370,262,290,330,270,330,370 7,196,244,130,270,130,370,262,244,330,270,330,370 7,196,199,130,270,130,370,262,199,330,270,330,370 8,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 14,196,183,130,270,130,370,262,157,330,270,330,370 15,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 2,183,170,130,270,130,370,276,170,330,270,330,370 2,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 2,143,170,130,270,130,370,317,170,330,270,330,370 1,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 5,107,199,130,250,130,370,353,199,330,250,330,370 5,101,222,130,220,130,370,359,222,330,220,330,370 6,108,248,130,190,130,370,352,248,330,190,330,370 5,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 7,172,251,172,151,130,370,288,289,288,189,330,370 7,230,240,230,140,130,370,230,300,230,200,330,370 7,290,250,290,150,130,370,170,290,170,190,330,370 8,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 7,340,249,320,191,130,370,140,249,120,191,330,370 7,345,220,315,220,130,370,145,220,115,220,330,370 7,340,190,320,250,130,370,140,190,120,250,330,370 8,330,170,330,270,130,370,130,170,130,270,330,370 7,288,189,288,289,130,370,172,151,172,251,330,370 7,230,200,230,300,130,370,230,140,230,240,330,370 7,170,190,170,290,130,370,290,150,290,250,330,370 8,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 7,120,191,140,249,130,370,320,191,340,249,330,370 7,115,220,145,220,130,370,315,220,345,220,330,370 7,120,250,140,190,130,370,320,250,340,190,330,370 8,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 11,199,325,177,175,156,308,312,270,340,188,295,330 11,266,392,223,180,210,333,294,269,350,206,245,346 11,320,412,276,192,252,376,270,248,330,233,213,381 11,352,362,331,205,306,410,245,222,301,262,164,388 11,284,333,336,227,349,375,251,195,275,257,130,352 11,234,372,308,257,298,335,276,166,249,229,184,312 11,184,392,280,264,248,360,302,160,244,201,244,367 11,133,367,252,237,205,389,328,187,270,174,277,402 11,109,314,220,212,157,388,347,214,294,154,325,410 11,130,270,175,191,133,367,339,243,312,162,333,368 1,130,270,166,187,133,367,337,248,316,164,333,368 1,130,270,152,180,133,367,334,257,321,166,333,368 1,130,270,139,174,133,367,332,265,326,168,333,368 1,130,270,130,170,133,367,330,270,330,170,333,368 11,150,269,165,210,123,349,261,215,304,232,286,363 11,170,268,215,194,113,331,194,148,250,207,240,357 11,193,289,247,159,134,304,140,128,208,164,187,346 11,218,315,296,152,162,275,108,178,154,130,133,332 11,212,343,330,188,189,280,176,207,111,165,127,310 11,187,371,276,228,214,309,226,168,162,205,155,281 11,161,377,216,173,219,337,276,148,212,180,183,274 11,135,350,183,138,193,363,327,173,255,151,211,300 11,116,323,135,130,169,383,351,226,303,152,243,325 11,125,294,127,172,151,375,330,270,327,173,288,347 1,126,289,127,172,147,374,330,270,327,173,296,352 1,128,282,127,172,140,372,330,270,327,173,309,359 1,129,275,127,172,134,371,330,270,327,173,322,365 1,130,270,127,172,130,370,330,270,327,173,330,370 5,172,283,127,172,130,370,288,257,327,173,330,370 5,216,306,127,172,130,370,244,234,327,173,330,370 5,246,337,127,172,130,370,214,203,327,173,330,370 5,272,365,127,172,130,370,188,175,327,173,330,370 5,305,392,127,172,130,370,155,148,327,173,330,370 5,331,396,127,172,130,370,129,144,327,173,330,370 5,364,385,127,172,130,370,96,155,327,173,330,370 4,376,356,127,172,130,370,84,184,327,173,330,370 5,377,313,127,172,130,370,83,227,327,173,330,370 4,368,292,127,172,130,370,92,248,327,173,330,370 5,351,280,127,172,130,370,109,260,327,173,330,370 4,330,270,127,172,130,370,130,270,327,173,330,370 5,272,224,127,172,130,370,188,316,327,173,330,370 5,226,212,127,172,130,370,234,328,327,173,330,370 4,173,225,127,172,130,370,287,315,327,173,330,370 5,130,270,127,172,130,370,330,270,327,173,330,370 5,188,316,127,172,130,370,272,224,327,173,330,370 5,234,328,127,172,130,370,226,212,327,173,330,370 4,287,315,127,172,130,370,173,225,327,173,330,370 5,330,270,127,172,130,370,130,270,327,173,330,370 5,272,224,127,172,130,370,188,316,327,173,330,370 5,226,212,127,172,130,370,234,328,327,173,330,370 5,173,225,127,172,130,370,287,315,327,173,330,370 5,130,270,127,172,130,370,330,270,327,173,330,370 7,172,251,169,153,130,370,288,289,285,192,330,370 7,230,240,227,142,130,370,230,300,227,203,330,370 7,290,250,287,153,130,370,170,290,167,192,330,370 8,330,270,327,173,130,370,130,270,127,172,330,370 7,339,250,318,193,130,370,139,249,118,193,330,370 7,343,221,314,222,130,370,143,221,114,221,330,370 7,337,192,320,251,130,370,137,191,120,251,330,370 8,327,173,330,270,130,370,127,172,130,270,330,370 7,285,192,288,289,130,370,169,153,172,251,330,370 7,227,203,230,300,130,370,227,142,230,240,330,370 7,167,192,170,290,130,370,287,153,290,250,330,370 8,127,172,130,270,130,370,327,173,330,270,330,370 7,118,193,139,249,130,370,318,193,339,250,330,370 7,114,221,143,221,130,370,314,222,343,221,330,370 7,120,251,137,191,130,370,320,251,337,192,330,370 8,130,270,127,172,130,370,330,270,327,173,330,370 0,130,270,127,172,130,370,330,270,327,173,330,370

2:8:First couple lead down the middle, cast below the bottom couple and return home, the second and third couples follow them^34:8:Circle left and back again^50:8:The first couple meet, join hands and side step down the set, return, set and cast into second place^72:8:Top two couples four changes of a circular hey^88:8:The first man heys with the third couple, the first woman circles with the second couple^102:8:The first man circles with the third couple, the first woman heys with the second couple^116:8:First man dances a half figure of eight at the bottom, the lady does the same at the top; meet in the middle and turn 1.5 times^140:8:Top two couples four changes of a circular hey^156:0:Repeat the dance with a new first couple^

 

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: Twenty Four Country Dances for the year 1754
Authority: Thompson, Peter
Year: 1754
Tune: The Irish Lawyer
 
 
 
 
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