Red Thistle Dancers in the News!
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The Red Thistle Dancers - Dancing Feet 2017
Santa Clara Weekly May 9, 2017
Two dozen Red Thistle Scottish dancers were piped down the aisle from the back of the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University and onto the stage April 22. Led by Stephen Thomforde on the bagpipe, the men wore traditional plaid kilts and the women wore long, full-skirted Victorian dresses for the opening Victorian-era Scottish dances of Dancing Feet 2017.
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.