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The Laniuish Set

From county Longford. First sides is on the left.

4 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 160 None Reel 02:55
2 224 None Jig 03:30
3 144 None Reel 02:26
4 152 None Hornpipe 02:56

Usual dancing time (no breaks): 11:47.


This Longford set was composed by Mairead Casey, Michelle Casey, Johnnie and Maura Duffy, Theresa Walsh, Siobahn Casey, Deirdre Farrell and Maura Kenny. The name “Laniuish” comes from “Oileain Uisce – Island of the Water”, and takes its name from an area close to Lough Ree, a lake on the river Shannon, in Newtowncashel. Local folklore tells that in the area of Laniuish, swamp people (lacht na lathi) came out at night to dance in circles, hence the circles in the set. Waves and arches are symbolic of the water and bridges of the Shannon.

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Pat Murphy Last Night's Fun p76


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Heidelberg Set Dancers 1

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