Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pauline's Red Robbins

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Pauline's Red Robbins (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1987
1-4 The 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across
5-6 Retaining right hands, the 1st and 2nd men, likewise the 1st and 2nd women, change places on the sidelines
7-8 The 1st couple in second place, turn one and a half times by the left hand to face their first corners
9-12 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their first corners, giving right shoulders to corners to begin and ending passing left shoulders to face their first corners again (now on opposite sides)
13-14 The 1st couple turn their first corners by the right hand
15-16 The 1st couple turn three quarters round by the left hand to face their second corners
17-20 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their second corners, giving right shoulders to corners to begin and ending passing left shoulders to face their second corners again (now on opposite sides)
21-22 The 1st couple turn their second comers by the right hand
23-24 The 1st couple turn three quarters round by the left hand to face their first corners again (still on opposite sides)
25-28 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their first corners, giving right shoulders to corners to begin and ending passing left shoulders in the centre to face second corners again (still on opposite sides)
29-32 The 1st couple dance half a reel of four with their second corners, giving right shoulders to corners to begin and ending passing left shoulders to dance out to second place on own sides

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Information

This dance, Pauline's Red Robbins, was devised for Pauline Smith.

Suggested tune: The Bonniest Lass in A' the World.

Devised March 1987; first published 1988; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1987, 1988, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 3, Peggy Mcghie's Reel And Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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