Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Auld Robin Gray

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AULD ROBIN GRAY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Dances to Song Tunes

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, cross RH and turn 2H to face down (on opposite sides)
9-16 1s lead down, cross below 3s, cast to top own sides, 1s+2s ½ turn RH and circle 4H round to left ½ way
17-24 1s set advancing to 1st corner, turn corner 2H, set to 2nd corner and turn 2H to end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides giving LSh to 1st corners, 3s and 2s cross RH while 1s turn RH and 3s+1s+2s circle 6H round to left ½ way

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Auld Robin Gray is the title of a Scots ballad written by the Scottish poet Lady Anne Lindsay in 1772.

The title comes from the name of its hero, a good old man who married a young girl whose lover is thought to be dead, but who turns up to claim her a month after.

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