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Ceilidh Dance: Drops of Brandy

Set type:
Longways 5 couples
Tune type:
Unphrased jig/slip jig/reel


20Woman strips the willow down the set, with her partner just going down the middle
20Man strips the willow up the set, with his partner just going up the middle
20Both strip the willow down the set. Next couple begins when the working couple near the bottom


Fast and furious. For best effect, start relatively slow and increase speed until it flies

Best with short sets, though can be done with up to 7 couples. There is apparently a Scottish tradition of the top couple doing a two-handed swing until they get bored at the very start of their turn through the dance.

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