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The Auld Grey Cat (Mitchell)

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THE AULD GREY CAT (R4x32) 4C Set John W Mitchell Whetherly Sh 3

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, cross RH and cast to 3rd place
9-12 1M+3L in prom hold dance ½ reel of 3 across with 4s (RSh to 4M) while 1L+3M in prom hold dance ½ reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L)
13-16 1M+3L ½ reel of 3 on Men's side with 2L+4L (LSh to 2L) while 1L+3M dance ½ reel of 3 on Ladies' side with 2M+4M (LSh to 4M) and end (4)1(3)(2)
17-24 4s+1s also 3s+2s dance R&L
25-32 All dance progressive 'Drop Out' Chain:-
' 25-26 top and bottom couples cross RH while middle couples change places RH on sides
' 27-28 top 2 couples and bottom 2 couples change places LH on sides
' 29-30 top couple crosses RH while middle couples change places RH on sides and bottom couple (1s) stand
' 31-32 top 2 couples change places LH while bottom 2 couples (4s and 1s) stand. 2341

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Also see the dance The Auld Grey Cat (Boyd) by Iain Boyd.
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Auld Grey Cat


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