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The Five Books Set

Also known as: The Four Books Set.

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

5 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 160 Toss the Feathers Reel 02:57
2 200 Apples in Winter Jig 02:57
3 232 Come West Along the Road Reel 02:53
4 160 The Flowing Tide Hornpipe 03:31
5 168 Tabhair Dom do Labh Waltz 00:00

Usual dancing time (no breaks): 12:18.

Notes

Written as a tribute to Pat Murphy and his four books on Irish Set Dancing. Each figure is named after a book (in order) and should be danced to the tune of that name.

There are no CDs which feature this music.

Alternate music for these figures:

Set Name Figure No Artist Title Track
Figure 1 - 160 bars of Reels.
Connemara 1 Abbey Ceili Band Beal a' Ghleanna 7
Clare Lancers 1 Beltaine Irish Traditional Dance Music 7
Connemara 1 Brian Boru Ceili Band House Around 12
Moycullen 1 House At Home 5
2 6
Clare Lancers 1 Ceili Time Set Dancing Volume 1 11
1 Davey Ceili Band Pipe 'n' Music - For Set Dancing 16
Connemara 1 Glenside Ceili Band Set Dance Music From Glen 11
1 Heather Breeze Traditional Irish Music for Set Dancing and Listening 4
Inis Oirr 2 Music In The Glen 11
3 12
Connemara 1 Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band Music for Set Dancing volume 2 - At Home in Sliabh Luachra 19
Clare Lancers 1 Lough Ree Ceili Band Keep 'er Lit - Live from Spanish Point 1
Clare Plain (Reel) 5 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 5
Paris 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 04 1
5 5
Connemara 1 6
Labasheeda 6 16
Aran 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 05 1
Clare Lancers 1 9
Black Valley Square Jig 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 06 18
Doire Cholm Cille 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 11 17
Inis Oirr 2 Dance Music of Ireland volume 13 8
3 9
Lough Neagh 4 Dance Music of Ireland volume 20 4
Port Fairy 3 27
Clare Lancers 1 McIlroy Band Hilltown Ceili with caller Joe Farrell 7
Connemara 1 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 1 7
Clare Lancers 1 Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 1
Caledonian 6 Michéal Sexton and Pat Walsh Music for Set Dancing - "Live" 6
Clare Lancers 1 Play the Keys 10
Connemara 1 PJ Hernon Buail Cois Air 1
Aran 1 10
Connemara 1 Public House Ceili Band Go Figure 13
Moycullen 1 Rise The Dust All Set 1
2 2
Aran 1 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 1 12
Connemara 1 15
Clare Lancers 1 Music For Sets volume 3 7
Connemara 1 Swallow's Tail In Full Flight 13
Clare Lancers 1 17
1 Temple House Ceili Band Temple House - Music For Sets volume 1 1
Paris 1 Temple House - Music For Sets volume 2 13
1 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 3 1
Clare Lancers 1 Set Dances of Ireland Vol 4 1
Black Valley Square Jig 5 Set Dances of Ireland Vol 5 5
Connemara 1 Triskell Irish Set Dancing CD - Faoi Do Chois 1
Clare Lancers 1 Various Artists The Set 4 - Music For Four Complete Sets 13
Figure 2 - 200 bars of Jigs.
Auban 1 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 05 4
4 7
Melleray Lancers 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 08 8
Rosscahill 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 10 27
Limerick Orange and Green 1 Dance Music of Ireland volume 12 7
Meelin Victoria 3 Dance Music of Ireland volume 20 22
Cashel 3 McIlroy Band Hilltown Ceili with caller Joe Farrell 17
1 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 6
Figure 3 - 232 bars of Reels.
Cavan Reel 1 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 7
South Sligo Lancers 4 Dance Music of Ireland volume 10 4
4 Triskell Irish Set Dancing CD - Faoi Do Chois 18
Figure 4 - 160 bars of Hornpipes.
Caledonian 6 Abbey Ceili Band Bruach an t'Sulain 17
Sliabh Luachra 6 Beal a' Ghleanna 6
Caledonian 6 Barefield Ceili Band Between The Sets 6
6 Brian Boru Ceili Band House Around 6
Sliabh Luachra 6 House At Home 14
Kilfenora Plain 6 Danny Webster Come Set Dancing to Danny Webster 10
6 Davey Ceili Band Pipe 'n' Music - For Set Dancing 11
Sliabh Luachra 6 Donncha Lynch Ceili Band Set Dances of Cork and Kerry 20
Kilfenora Plain 6 Heather Breeze Music In The Glen 22
Sliabh Luachra 6 Johnny Reidy and the Sliabh Luachra Ceili Band Music for Set Dancing volume 2 - At Home in Sliabh Luachra 6
Caledonian 6 12
6 Matt Cunningham Ceili Band Dance Music of Ireland volume 01 22
Sliabh Luachra 6 Dance Music of Ireland volume 03 24
Paris 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 04 5
Labasheeda 6 16
Caragh Lake Jig 7 Dance Music of Ireland volume 09 17
Kilfenora Plain 6 Dance Music of Ireland volume 13 6
Limerick Tumblers 5 Dance Music of Ireland volume 17 17
Newmarket Meserts 6 Dance Music of Ireland volume 19 22
Caledonian 6 Michael Sexton Ceili Band Volume 1 6
Labasheeda 6 Volume 2 - Mad To Dance 17
Caledonian 6 Michéal Sexton and Pat Walsh Music for Set Dancing - "Live" 6
Kilfenora Plain 6 24
Caledonian 6 Public House Ceili Band Go Figure 6
Sliabh Luachra 6 22
Kilfenora Plain 6 Rise The Dust All Set 10
Croisloch 4 Give it a Lift 8
Caledonian 6 Shaskeen Music For Sets volume 1 6
Labasheeda 6 Temple House Ceili Band Temple House - Music For Sets volume 1 17
Paris 5 Temple House - Music For Sets volume 2 17
Newmarket Meserts 6 Tommy McCarthy Set Dances of Ireland Vol 2 6
Clare Plain Polka 7 13
Paris 5 Set Dances of Ireland Vol 3 5
Sliabh Luachra 6 11
Caledonian 6 Set Dances of Ireland Vol 5 11
Kenmare Polka 5 Various Artists The Set 2 - Music For Four Complete Sets 17
Sliabh Luachra 6 The Set 3 - Music For Four Complete Sets 6
Borlin 5 24
Figure 5 - 168 bars of Waltzs.
No CDs have 168 bars of Waltzs.
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Instructions

Author Title Ref Last Updated
Pat Murphy Come West Along the Road p103
Paul Carr Set In Their Ways website http://rsc.anu.edu.au/~pdc/sitw/four_books_set.html

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