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Red Thistle Dancers in the News!

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The Red Thistle Dancers 

Half Moon Bay Review  May 2, 2016


The Red Thistle Dancers entertained a crowd at Senior Coastsiders on Saturday. The troupe is dedicated to sharing the dances and music of the Scotland with people throughout the Bay Area. 

The Red Thistle Dancers - Californians John and Jennifer Kelly share a love, and a love for Scottish Dancing

Celtic Life  October, 2015


Since 1973, husband and wife John and Jennifer Kelly have been part of San Francisco’s iconic Red Thistle Dancers – both as dancers, and as president and artistic director respectively. The group is renowned for both its Scottish country dancing and its Highland dancing.

The Red Thistle Dancers - Friday Nights at the de Young: Opening of Season 11

San Francisco Chronicle  April 17, 2015


We open Season 11 of Friday Nights at the de Young with a celebration of the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland and the annual Bouquets to Artexhibition.

Opening night will feature a special lecture by Esther Bell, Curator-in-Charge of European Painting, bagpippers, performances by Red Thistle Dancers, art making, and open studio hours for April's Artist-in-Residence, Jon Bernson.