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The Moate Set

First sides is on the left.

5 Figures

Figure No Bars Figure name Style Avg time
1 120 Lead on and swing Polka 01:38
2 104 Slide and shoulder Slide 01:25
3 112 Saw and basket Polka 01:33
4 96 In and out Polka 01:20
5 128 The hop Hornpipe 02:38

Usual dancing time (no breaks): 08:34.


The Moate Set was established in the 1940’s and danced locally at house dances. The Set was revived in the 1980’s by Frank Bracken and danced locally in Dun Na Sí CCE Cultural Centre used by the local set dancers. In 1992 Joe and Siobhán O Donovan did a workshop in Dun Na Sí to keep the set alive. In 2014 Bridie Hamm, Tom Shine, Nicky Finn and Sharleen McCaffrey got together to bring the set into the next generation.
Added from original notes written by Padraig Mc Eneany

1 Recording

Type Artist Title Track # Last Updated
CD Rise The Dust Give it a Lift 18

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Pat Murphy Tabhair Dom Do Lamh p166
Michael and Susan Harrison DanceMinder


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