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The Cuirassiers Set

First sides is on the left.

5 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 112 Half Square and Lead Back Polka 01:33
2 160 Ladies Sidestep Polka 02:25
3 192 Ladies Wheel Jig 03:01
4 192 All Sidestep Polka 02:35
5 168 The Chassez Polka 02:20

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

Notes

Written by Terry Moylan from an 1823 Quadrille of the same name, with assistance from Ian Montague and Michael Tubridy. Published by the Brooks Academy in 2002. Interesting because the ladies often lead the individual parts (e.g. top lady and opposite man).

There are no CDs which feature this music.

Alternate music for these figures:

Set Name Figure No Artist Title Track
Figure 1 - 112 bars of Polkas.
Fermanagh 1 Davey Ceili Band Pipe 'n' Music - For Set Dancing 12
Balleyvourney Reel 6 Donncha Lynch Ceili Band Set Dances of Cork and Kerry 12
Fermanagh 1 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 09 7
Dublin 3 Dance Music of Ireland volume 17 20
Coomhola 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 21 9
Croisloch 1 Rise The Dust Give it a Lift 5
Moate 3 20
Fermanagh 1 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 4 7
Clare Plain Polka 1 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 2 7
Fermanagh 1 Triskell Irish Set Dancing CD - Faoi Do Chois 11
Kenmare Polka 2 Various Artists The Set 2 - Music For Four Complete Sets 14
3 15
Balleyvourney Reel 6 The Set 3 - Music For Four Complete Sets 18
Figure 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 192 bars of Polkas.
West Kerry 2 Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band Music for Set Dancing volume 2 - At Home in Sliabh Luachra 14
Valentia Right and Left 4 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 10 9
West Kerry 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 12 23
3 24
Clare Lancers 2 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 2
Croisloch 3 Rise The Dust Give it a Lift 7
Caledonian 3 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 1 3
Clare Lancers 4 Music For Sets volume 3 10
West Kerry 2 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 5 19
2 Various Artists The Set 1 - Music For Four Complete Sets 8
Clare Lancers 2 The Set 4 - Music For Four Complete Sets 14
4 16
Figure 5 - 168 bars of Polkas.
Tipperary Lancers 5 Brian Boru Ceili Band House Around 11
Fermanagh 2 Cathal McAnulty Ceili Band Sets Workshop 16
Sliabh Fraoch 5 Danny Webster Come Set Dancing to Danny Webster 15
Fermanagh 2 Davey Ceili Band Pipe 'n' Music - For Set Dancing 13
Melleray Lancers 2 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 08 5
Fermanagh 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 09 8
Glencree 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 10 22
3 23
4 24
Killyon 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 11 11
Kildownet Half 2 25
Fermanagh 2 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 4 8
Southern Cross 4 The Coast Ceili Band Set Dancing Downunder 7
Fermanagh 2 Triskell Irish Set Dancing CD - Faoi Do Chois 12
Borlin 3 Various Artists The Set 3 - Music For Four Complete Sets 22

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Instructions

Author Title Ref Last Updated
Pat Murphy Come West Along the Road p97
Brooks Academy Set Dance notes from the Brooks Academy http://www.setdance.com/sets/cuirassiers/english/cuirassiers.html
Dr. Lenette S. and Larry E. Taylor Crooked River Set Dancers http://www.personal.kent.edu/~ltaylor1/cuirassiers.htm

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