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

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "A Double Dose" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "A Double Dose" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Finnan Haddies" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - "The Highland Laddie" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - "The Highland Laddie" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Ready for "Bill Clement/MBE" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Magic of Cairngorms" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Magic of Cairngorms" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Linnea's Stathspey" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Linnea's Strathspey" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Unraveling" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - "Lochaber Broadswords" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - "Lochaber Broadswords" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - The salute, "Lochaber Broadswords" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Finale, "The Bumpkin" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Finale, "The Bumpkin" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Finale "Bumpkin" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Red Thistle Music

Red Thistle Music

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Director Jennifer Kelly - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Red Thistle Dancers

Red Thistle Dancers

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Forty-Something Reel" - Photo by Robbie Sweeny

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - Progressive Fling, photo courtesy of Harold Hingle - click for video

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Posing next to "The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch," better known by its shorter title, "The Skating Minister," an oil painting attributed to Sir Henry Raeburn, from the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Gleneagles Treasure"

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Gleneagles Treasure"

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Forty-Something Reel"

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Dance - Blue Bonnets O'er the Border

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Highland Steps

The Red Thistle Musicians

The Red Thistle Musicians

Special photography by Robbie Sweeny:

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

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