The Blarney Roses

Choreographed by Maggie Gallagher

Description: 34 count, 2 wall, beginner/intermediate line dance
Music: The Blarney Roses by The Willoughby Brothers

Dedicated to my Best Friend & Sister Annette who gave me the music & my three boys Sean, Gerard & Padraig who absolutely love this song

Intro: 16

RIGHT HEEL FORWARD, RIGHT TOE STRUT, LEFT HEEL FORWARD, LEFT HEEL FORWARD, LEFT TOE STRUT, RIGHT HEEL FORWARD
1&a2 Touch right heel forward, step right together, drop right heel, touch left heel forward (slightly bending the knees)
3&a4 Touch left heel forward, step left together, drop left heel, touch right heel forward (slightly bending the knees)
Easier option:
1&2 Touch right heel forward, step right together, touch left heel forward
3&4 Touch left heel forward, step left together, touch right heel forward

5&a6 Touch right heel forward, step right together, drop right heel, touch left heel forward (slightly bending the knees)
7&a8 Touch left heel forward, step left together, drop left heel, touch right heel forward
Easier option:
5&6 Touch right heel forward, step right together, touch left heel forward
7&8 Touch left heel forward, step left together, touch right heel forward

CROSS ROCK RIGHT, RECOVER, RIGHT CHASSE, CROSS ROCK LEFT, RECOVER, LEFT CHASSE
1-2 Cross/rock right over left, recover to left
3&4 Chassé side right-left-right
5-6 Cross/rock left over right, recover to right
7&8 Chassé side left-right-left

ROCK BACK RIGHT, RECOVER, ½ SHUFFLE LEFT, ROCK BACK LEFT, RECOVER, ½ SHUFFLE RIGHT
1-2 Rock right back, recover to left
Restart from here on walls 2 & 6
3&4 Turn ½ left and chassé back right-left-right (6:00)
5-6 Rock left back, recover to right
7&8 Turn ½ right and chassé back left-right-left (12:00)

ROCK BACK RIGHT, RECOVER, STEP FORWARD RIGHT, ½ LEFT, & STOMP LEFT, HOLD, & WALK LEFT, WALK RIGHT
1-2 Rock right back, recover to left
3-4 Step right forward, turn ½ left (weight to left) (6:00)
&5-6 Step right together, stomp left forward (throw arms out diagonally forward), hold
&7-8 Step right together, step left forward, step right forward

LEFT SHUFFLE
1&2 Chassé forward left-right-left

REPEAT

RESTART
Wall 2 dance the first 18 counts and restart the dance facing 6:00
Wall 6 dance the first 18 counts and restart the dance facing 12:00
On these walls the music kicks out a little keep dancing through the 18 counts to the restart

TAG
End of wall 9, four count tag, which is the first 4 counts of the dance restarting facing 6:00
1&a2 Touch right heel forward, step right together, drop right heel, touch left heel forward
3&a4 Touch left heel forward, step left together, drop left heel, touch right heel forward

A BIG thank you to dancers at JJ's weekend in Woolacoombe who helped with this dance