Auld Robin Gray

32 bar Strathspey

Music: Auld Robin Gray arranged by Peter White (see Dances to Song Tunes for the music).

Figs.1,2,3 for Auld Robin Gray

1-4 1st couple turn by the right hand, once round, and cast off one place on own sides (2nd move up on 3-4).

5-8 1st couple cross over, giving right hands, turn back and, with both hands, turn once round.

9-12 They lead down to below 3rd couple, crossing back to own sides, and cast up to top place (2nd couple move down on 11-12).

13-16 1st and 2nd couples cross, giving right hands, form a circle and dance four hands round to the left (see Figure 1).

17-20 1st couple set to first corners, approaching them (see figure 2), and turn them with both hands.

21-24 They set to and turn second corners, with both hands.

25-28 Half reels of three at the sides: to begin, 1st couple pass first corners left shoulder, at the end, corners circle into places.

29-32 1st couple turn once round by the right hand, while 2nd and 3rd crossover, giving right hands (see figure 3). They all form a circle and dance six hands half round to the left.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Devised by Hugh Foss.
Dances to Song Tunes. 1966.