150th Anniversary - Caledonian Games

Pleasanton, September 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

The Red Thistle Dancers accompanied by Red Thistle Music celebrated with thousands attending the Sesquicentennial Highland Games in Northern California on September 5, 2015.   Artistic Director Jennifer Kelly devised a special new dance for the performance finale, aptly named "150 plus 50" to mark both the 150th Highland Games, sponsored by the San Francisco Caledonian Club, and the 50th Anniversary of the San Francisco Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.  

Tartan of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Red Thistle Music

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley 

 

 

Highland Dance 

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance Medley

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

 

Highland Dance

 

Scottish Country Dance

 

 

Opening Musical Prelude

 

Celebration Jig/Minister on the Loch/The Magic of Cairngorms

 

Fiona's Birthday  (click for video)

 

The Braes of Balquidder

 

Yellow Haired Laddie (click for video)

 

Unraveling (click for video)

 

Dancing in the Right Circles/Abigail's Reel (click for video)

 

The Olde Lilt

                                                                 

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

 

The World Cup (click for video)

 

Finale - 150 Plus 50 Anniversary Suite (click for video)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Program

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Celebration Jig" Scottish Country Dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Fiona's Birthday," a highland dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Fiona's Birthday," a highland dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Fiona's Birthday," a highland dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "Fiona's Birthday," a highland dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The World Cup," a highland dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing "The Celebration Jig," a Scottish Country Dance

The Red Thistle Dancers

The Red Thistle Dancers

Performing the special dance devised by Artistic Director Jennifer Kelly for the 150th Anniversary of the games and the 50th Anniversary of the San Francisco Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of San Francisco - "150 Plus 50,"

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