City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Video: Strip the Willow


By edg - Posted on 07 December 2010

Strip the Willow is probably one of the most popular Scottish dance tunes on account of the fact that it's fairly easy to learn, and it's highly physical. Participants get a chance to fling partners across the floor.

This video clip from a few years ago shows people of varying levels of experience dancing to Strip the Willow at the Night Afore Fiesta, one of the official events at Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

Edinburgh's then Lord Provost, Lesley Hinds, joins revellers as they dance in George Street, Edinburgh, in an attempt on the Strip the Willow World record.

Many people will be dancing to Strip the Willow at ceilidhs up and down the country this Hogmanay.