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  • Marie Disiewicz

    Marie Disiewicz May 25, 2006, 5:09 p.m. (Message 45374)

    Re: Strip The Willow (square)

    Totally Awesome! Never knew about the 5th & 6th time through. Will add that 
    to the instructions.
    Cheers
    Marie
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: "Adam Hughes" <xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xx.xx>
    To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
    Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:53 AM
    Subject: Re: Strip The Willow (square)
    
    
    > Marie Disiewicz wrote:
    >> We have the pleasure of doing this dance and does someone know who
    >> devised it?
    >
    > Sorry, I'm not reading 'spey as often as I should.
    >
    > My sources tell me that the dance was most likely devised by Eddie
    > Upton, although that Thomas Green hasn't attributed it as such on his
    > website indicates that there is uncertainty.  A large number of callers
    > for English Ceilidhs appear to think that, at this stage, it is trad,
    > whoever came up with it in the first place.
    >
    > Of course, all the instructions miss the best bit, which is the 5th and
    > 6th times though, all the men (5th) and then all the women (6th) can
    > simultaneously strip the willow in a square, with a nifty 3/4 right
    > hands across... (tricky to know whether sides or heads gallop first
    > though...)
    >
    > Adam
    > Cambridge, UK.
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