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© 2018  The Red Thistle Dancers

With thanks to our local sponsors:

De Young Museum - Scottish National Galleries Tour

San Francisco, April  17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

"The Skating Minister," Sir Henry Raeburn, 1790s

The 11th Season of "Friday Nights at the De Young," at the De Young Museum, one of San Francisco's Fine Arts Museums located in Golden Gate Park, opened with a program to celebrate the special traveling exhibition, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, together with the annual Bouquets to Art exhibition, which was also on view.   The gala opening  included live Scottish dancing and music from

The Red Thistle Dancers and Red Thistle Music.  

 

The Red Thistle Dancers performed a special medley which included a nod to the famous painting shown above, a Scottish Country Dance titled, "The Minister on the Loch."

The Program

Opening Musical Prelude

 

A Double Dose/Finnan Haddies/Georgie's Jig

 

Highland Laddie (click for video)

 

Bill Clement MBE/The Minister on the Loch/The Magic of Cairngorms

 

Progressive Fling (click for video)

 

The Royal Salute (click for video)

 

Yellow-Haired Laddie (click for video)

 

Dancing in the Right Circles/Abigail's Reel

 

                                                                     

Rodney's Rant/Linnea's Strathspey/The Forty-Something Reel

 

Blue Bonnets O'er the Border

 

Unraveling

 

The Village Maid

 

Gleaneagles Treasure/An Ocean Voyage

 

Lochaber Broadswords (click for video)

 

Finale - The Bumpkin (click for video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Thistle Music

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley 

 

Highland Dance 

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

 

Intermission 

Audience Participation

Special photography by Robbie Sweeny:

https://m.facebook.com/robbie.sweeny.photography