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The Charlestown (Newcastle) Set

From county Non-Ireland. First sides is on the left.

4 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 192 Reel 03:11
2 192 Jig 03:01
3 160 Polka 02:25
4 176 Hornpipe 03:17

Usual dancing time (no breaks): 11:54.

Notes

This set was written by Julia Smith of the Newcastle Irish Set Dancers who dance in the Charlestown
suburb of Newcastle in NSW, Australia and is dedicated to these dancers. While this set is composed
mainly of traditional elements, newer elements reflect some of the diversity of dancing enjoyed in
Australia in the 21st century. First side couple is on the left of first top couple. Swings are in waltz
hold. Some sections suit battering steps.

There are no CDs which feature this music.

Alternate music for these figures:

Set Name Figure No Artist Title Track
Figure 1 - 192 bars of Reels.
Caledonian 5 Abbey Ceili Band Bruach an t'Sulain 16
Connemara 2 Beal a' Ghleanna 8
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 21
Caledonian 3 Barefield Ceili Band Between The Sets 3
5 5
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 12
Clare Lancers 2 Beltaine Irish Traditional Dance Music 8
4 10
5 11
Caledonian 3 Brian Boru Ceili Band House Around 3
5 5
Connemara 2 13
Clare Lancers 2 Ceili Time Set Dancing Volume 1 12
4 14
5 15
Sliabh Fraoch 4 Danny Webster Come Set Dancing to Danny Webster 14
Clare Lancers 2 Davey Ceili Band Pipe 'n' Music - For Set Dancing 17
4 19
5 20
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 Gleann an Iolair Ceili Band The Derry Boat 6
Connemara 2 Glenside Ceili Band Set Dance Music From Glen 12
2 Heather Breeze Traditional Irish Music for Set Dancing and Listening 5
Claddagh 1 Music In The Glen 1
Caledonian 3 Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band Music for Set Dancing volume 2 - At Home in Sliabh Luachra 9
5 11
Connemara 2 20
Clare Lancers 2 Lough Ree Ceili Band Keep 'er Lit - Live from Spanish Point 2
4 4
Caledonian 3 7
5 9
3 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 01 19
5 21
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 6
Connemara 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 04 7
Labasheeda 1 10
4 13
Clare Lancers 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 05 10
4 12
5 13
Derrada 1 14
Claddagh 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 14 1
4 4
Flight of The Earls 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 17 5
Sliabh Fraoch 4 11
Ballykeale 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 21 5
Clare Lancers 2 McIlroy Band Hilltown Ceili with caller Joe Farrell 8
4 10
5 11
Caledonian 3 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 1 3
5 5
Connemara 2 8
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 16
Clare Lancers 2 Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 2
4 4
5 5
Labasheeda 1 12
4 15
Caledonian 3 Michéal Sexton and Pat Walsh Music for Set Dancing - "Live" 3
5 5
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 18
Claddagh 1 Play the Keys 1
Sliabh Fraoch 4 8
Clare Lancers 2 11
4 13
5 14
Connemara 2 PJ Hernon Buail Cois Air 2
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 24
Caledonian 3 Public House Ceili Band Go Figure 3
5 5
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 12
Connemara 2 14
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 Rise The Dust All Set 22
Merchant 2 Give it a Lift 2
Claddagh 1 14
Caledonian 3 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 1 3
5 5
Connemara 2 16
Clare Lancers 2 Music For Sets volume 3 8
4 10
5 11
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 Music For Sets volume 4 6
Connemara 2 Swallow's Tail In Full Flight 14
Clare Lancers 2 18
4 20
5 21
2 Temple House Ceili Band Temple House - Music For Sets volume 1 2
4 4
5 5
Labasheeda 1 12
4 15
Clare Plain (Reel) 6 Temple House - Music For Sets volume 2 6
6 The Coast Ceili Band Set Dancing Downunder 21
Clare Lancers 2 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 4 2
4 4
5 5
Caledonian 3 Set Dances of Ireland Vol 5 8
5 10
Connemara 2 Triskell Irish Set Dancing CD - Faoi Do Chois 2
Clare Lancers 2 Various Artists The Set 4 - Music For Four Complete Sets 14
4 16
5 17
Figure 2 - 192 bars of Jigs.
Derrada 1 Fodhla Ceili Band Music For Set Dancing 1
1 Heather Breeze Traditional Irish Music for Set Dancing and Listening 24
Claddagh 1 Music In The Glen 1
4 4
Connemara 2 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 04 7
Labasheeda 1 10
Derrada 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 05 14
Claddagh 4 Dance Music of Ireland volume 14 4
4 Michéal Sexton and Pat Walsh Play the Keys 4
4 Rise The Dust Give it a Lift 17
Derrada 1 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 3 12
Victoria Jig 1 Various Artists The Set 1 - Music For Four Complete Sets 14
Figure 3 - 160 bars of Polkas.
Sliabh Luachra 2 Abbey Ceili Band Beal a' Ghleanna 2
3 3
1 Brian Boru Ceili Band House At Home 9
2 10
3 11
1 Donncha Lynch Ceili Band Set Dances of Cork and Kerry 15
2 16
3 17
1 Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band Music for Set Dancing volume 2 - At Home in Sliabh Luachra 1
2 2
3 3
1 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 19
2 20
3 21
6 24
Connemara 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 04 6
Aran 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 05 1
Valentia Right and Left 3 Dance Music of Ireland volume 10 8
Doire Cholm Cille 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 11 17
Inis Oirr 3 Dance Music of Ireland volume 13 9
Tory Island 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 14 9
Limerick Tumblers 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 17 13
5 17
Dublin 1 18
Tory Island Lancers 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 19 9
Coomhola 3 Dance Music of Ireland volume 21 11
Clare Lancers 1 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 1
Sliabh Luachra 1 Public House Ceili Band Go Figure 17
2 18
3 19
1 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 3 6
2 7
3 8
Kenmare Polka 5 Various Artists The Set 2 - Music For Four Complete Sets 17
Sliabh Luachra 1 The Set 3 - Music For Four Complete Sets 1
2 2
3 3
Clare Lancers 1 The Set 4 - Music For Four Complete Sets 13
Figure 4 - 176 bars of Hornpipes.
Loughgraney 6 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 13 19

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Instructions

Author Title Ref Last Updated
Arthur Kingsland Newcastle Irish Set Dancers - Dance Notes http://users.tpg.com.au/juliasm/Irish-Dance/instructions/The%20Charlestown%20Set.pdf
Michael and Susan Harrison DanceMinder https://danceminder.com/dance/show/charse

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