Irish Ground, The

Ed. 11-18 Triple Minor Longways
F Major AABBCC adlib

Note: The dance instructions indicate “The Bass played twice over to every couple when they begin.” It is unclear whether that refers to the turning at the beginning or an additional two times while everyone waits. Since some dances have an introduction that does not repeat for each progression, it can be assumed that the repeated Bass section indicates that the circling and turning single happens each time.

Bass1 1-2: 1st and 2nd Couples take hands together and go halfway round.
Bass1 3-4: All Turn Single.

Bass2 1-2: Continue the rest of the way around.
Bass2 3-4: Turn Single again.

A1 1-4: 1st Couple lead down the middle below the 3rd Couple, then up again.

A2 1-2: Cast off below the 2nd Couple.
A2 3-4: Then Set to each other and cast up again.

B1 1-4: 1st Couple cross over and go down below the 3rd Couple and lead up the middle.

B2 1-2: Cast off below the 2nd Couple.
B2 3-4: Then turn your Partner once around.

Repeat down the line.

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