“Right arm with your partner, left arm along the line”

Formation: Longwise sets of 4 couples, men on the right and ladies on the left as viewed from the band. Couples number from nearest the band.

Music: 6/8 or 9/8 double jigs. E.g. “The Irish Washerwoman”, “The Curlew”, “The Jig of Slurs” for 6/8 and “Drops of Brandy” for 9/8.

Bars: Description
1-8 1st couple spin RH.
9-20 1st lady turns 2M LH, partner RH, 3M LH, partner RH, 4M LH.
21-24 Spin with partner RH to the end of the phrase.
25-36 1st man turns 4L LH, partner RH, 3L LH, partner RH, 2L LH.
37-40 Spin with partner RH to the end of the phrase.
41-52 1st lady works down men, while 1st man works down ladies, turning 2C LH, partner RH, 3C LH, partner RH, 4C LH.
53-56 Spin with partner RH to the end of the phrase.

Repeat ad lib.
Orcadian (or Shetland) Strip the Willow
Formation: Couples in a long line down the room, men on the right and ladies on the left as viewed from the band. Couples number from nearest the band.

Music: 6/8 or 9/8 double jigs. E.g. “The Irish Washerwoman”, “The Curlew”, “The Jig of Slurs” for 6/8 and “Drops of Brandy” for 9/8.

Bars: Description
1-8 1st couple spin RH.
9-… 1st couple work down the opposite line (ie of the people of the opposite sex) turning side person LH, partner RH, next side person LH, …
When 1st couple reach the bottom, they spin to the end of the phrase, then join the side lines.

A new couple starts every 16 bars.