Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rob Roy Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROB ROY RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Marie Boehmer Ness House 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s turn partners RH, Men dance up for 2 bars as Ladies dance down and retire back to places facing in
9-16 1s+2s+3s advance with joined hands, touch hands, retire and turn partner RH
17-24 1L followed by 1M+2M+3M chase round clockwise
25-32 1M followed by 1L+2L+3L chase round anticlockwise On last 2 bars 1s cast as 2s dance up

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


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Rob Roy is the colloquial name for Scottish hero Robert Roy MacGregor (7 March 1671 - 28 December 1734), who has been described as the Scottish Robin Hood.

Usually known simply as Rob Roy or alternately Red MacGregor, he was a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century. Rob Roy is anglicised from the Scottish Gaelic Raibeart Ruadh, or Red Robert. This is because Rob Roy had red hair, though it darkened to auburn in later life.

Rob Roy Engraving
Engraving Of Rob Roy


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