Salmon Tails

     
 1                      2
 3                      4
 5                      6
 7                      8
1 faces 3, 2 and 4, 5 and 7, 6 and 8.
CHORUS (Sticking and hey on the side)  1 + 3, 5 + 7, 2 + 4, 6 + 8.  4 hits hitting same way (one stick with first step so that sticking is done side by side). 4 steps (passing 2 or passing 1 and turning on end). 4 hits. 4 steps. 4 hits. 4 steps. 4 hits. 4 steps.
CROSSOVER HEY The two lines cross over - 2 steps to cross, passing right shoulder with the opposite side, 14 steps to hey down the new side, 2 steps to cross back to original side, passing right shoulders again, 14 steps to hey down the original side.
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STARS 3,4,5,6  take 4 steps to make centre star, form star with sticks high in air on beat 4. Meanwhile 1+7, 2+8 cast out to meet in line with the central star. All - 4 steps for a right hand star. Turn in. 4 steps for a left hand star (sides do not change sticks – use hand for left star). 4 steps back to place. Repeat stars – 1,2,7,8 for centre star, 3+5, 4+6 cast out for side stars.
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WEAVING Everybody stepping throughout,  weaving for 8 steps, sticking for 8, hitting the same way. Each couple weaves down their side of the set to opposite end, starting with couple 7 + 8.  Weave inwards first. As you pass a person, that person spins on spot in direction the weaver has passed.  On sticking, move down one space. Next weaving  5 + 6, then 3 + 4, finally 1 + 2 .
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HORSESHOE& LEAD OFF Follow in lines.  Couple 1 &2 lead – 8 steps to form horseshoe (left line outside, right line inside). Hey back – 2 steps to pass each person. Link in couples – lead off.