Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Red And Gray

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RED AND GRAY (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Richard Francis Class of '13

1- 8 1s dance a Fig of 8 round 2s giving hands where possible
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1s reel with 2M on Men's side (1M and 2M pass LSh and 1L dances to 2nd place on Men's side to pass partner RSh) End: 1L in 1st place own side, 1M in 2nd place own side, 2M in 1st place
25-32 1s reel with 2L on Ladies' side (1L+2L pass RSh and 1M dances to 2nd place on Ladies' side to pass partner LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)

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


RED AND GRAY A reel for 2 couples in a 3 or 4 couple set

1-8 1st couple dance a figure of 8 around 2nd couple giving hands where appropriate.
9-16 1st and 2nd couple dance RH across and LH across back.
17-24 1st man, 2nd man and 1st lady dance reel of 3 on the men's side. 1st man and 2nd man pass left shoulder to begin and 1st lady joins the reel through 2nd place. 2nd man finishes in 1st place, 1st man finishes in 2nd place and 1st lady crosses back to 1st place on own side. (RED HOUSE REELS)
25-32 1st lady, 2nd lady and 1st man dance reel of 3 on the ladies side. 1st lady and 2nd lady pass right shoulder to begin and 1st man joins the reel through 2nd place. 2nd lady finishes in 1st place, 1st lady finishes in 2nd place and 1st man crosses back to 2nd place on own side. (RED HOUSE REELS)

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Richard Francis, for the Unit 5 Class at Summer School, July 2013)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance has been devised for James Gray, our musician, who lives in Oslo, Norway. He requested anything but a jig and Red House reels as the formation.

(Dance information by the deviser, Richard Francis, 2013)



Published in Class of '13, Richard Francis, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Richard Francis, 2023.

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