Scottish Country Dance InstructionGREYFRIAR'S BOBBY (S3x32) 3C set Barry Priddey Twelvesome Reel+4
1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corner, 1s ½ turn RH as 2s and 3s loop round into middle
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande and end crossing LH to opposite sides
25-28 3s+1s+2s chase anticlockwise for 2 bars and cast back to form lines across (Men at top and Ladies at bottom)
29-32 All change places with partner RH and chase clockwise to own sides. 312
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationGreyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh after reportedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray, until he died himself on 14 January 1872.
A year later, Lady Burdett-Coutts had a statue and fountain erected at the southern end of the George IV Bridge to commemorate him.
Greyfriar's Bobby Statue
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