Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rob Roy MacGregor

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ROB ROY MACGREGOR (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 26

1- 8 1s followed by 2s lead down, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L (in middle at bottom of set)
9-16 1s followed by 2s (on opposite sides) lead up to top, 1s+2s dance ½ R&L (1L omit polite turn), 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with petronella turn to 2nd places
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Rob Roy MacGregor (7 March 1671 - 28 December 1734) is the Scottish hero, 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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