Strip the Willow

ron.mackey

Message 28476 · 29 Nov 2001 00:50:57 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> Hear, hear! I for one have never seen Strip the Willow done 'phrased' or
> 'correctly,' but then I have never seen it attempted! It's often not done
> at formal dances/balls, I think because people think of it as a ceilidh
> dance (which I would agree it is), and it's a ceilidh dance because it's
> SO MUCH FUN! (if exhausting)
>
> Leslie

Hi,
We used to dem. this as a nice change, especially if any ECD'ers
were in the audience. In practise we danced it quite slowly so we
were able to make sure of the timing and get everything well grooved.
Then, when at the Dem. the adrenalin set in the upped speed was taken
in our stride.
So, my advice is try practising it as slowly as you like and don't
let the band run away with you in the performance. They are inclined
to with that music!

Cheers, Ron :)

< 0 Ron Mackey,(Purveyor of Pat's Party Pieces)
'O> Mottingham,
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