Scottish music classes?

Nov 15th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Scottish music classes?

Me and my family/friends are taking a group trip to Scotland next June (2008). We will mostly be up in the Highlands and Islands. We are all interested in traditional music, and would love to know if there are any day classes available in music, song, instrument, storytelling, or anything related to this wonderful tradition.

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Nov 16th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Hi GreenDragon,

I used to live near a public library that had a cultural heritage branch that offered dance classes, so do check your local libraries for programs. Also local colleges might have some information.

Check if your state has a Scots group, ex: New Hampshire has this organization, An organization like this could be helpful in tracking something down for you.

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Nov 19th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Thanks, scotlib. Actually, I found someone on (braefoot) who teaches workshops in exactly what I'm looking for - music, song, storytelling, history, etc. - both in a formal and informal setting with ceilidhs She teaches in Inverness and Skye, two places we'll be going. It's perfect!
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Hi GreenDragon,

Before seeing your message, I spent a few minutes searching, (no great investment, ~ 20 minutes) using info. on your web site for location. Perhaps you can still use some of this, especially the notes about games. They are a lot of fun to attend!


Gainesville, FL Dance Instruction Calendar
Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Gainesville Dance & Music Association, 308 W University Ave, 2nd floor. Call 352-374-8470. No partner needed; beginners welcome.

Places to Dance in Florida
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville International Folk Dance Club
Fridays 8:00 pm to 11 pm, Many dances from all around the world (Romania, Russia, Japan, Quebec, Israel, Mexico, Ghana and USA, for example) from 8 - 11 every Friday at 308 W. University (2nd floor), in Gainesville, Florida. A partner is not necessary (we do line, circle and partner-mixer dances). The beginner class runs from 8 - 8:45 and all levels of instruction is on from 8:45 - 9:30. Request dancing runs from 9:30 - 11 P.M. Cost $3. Call 352-359-2903 for more information.

Scottish American Society of Central Florida and Highland Games
The Games begin January 19, 2008!
Every detail about the games and the society is included in the menu above.
The games will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (rain or shine) at the Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, FL

Scottish American Society of South Florida
January 12th 2008
Fort Lauderdale Stadium & Event Site

Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games & Festival
PO Box 16253
Jacksonville, FL 32245
February 23, 2008

okay, I'm realizing there're a bunch more Florida games listed at

Affiliated Groups in USA - The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
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Nov 19th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Oy, slow on the uptake here

Finally notice you mean classes over there, not here! Well, I can still recommend going to games. Cheers
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Nov 20th, 2007, 05:05 AM
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Thank you scotlib - I certainly appreciate the information, and will probably look into some over here. Cheers!!!
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