RSCDS Edinburgh takes a Taste of Scotland to Catalonia

Dancers and musicians from the Edinburgh Branch of the RSCDS head to Catalonia to take a Taste of Scotland to Jornades Internacionals Folkloriques de Catalunya (JIF) one of the largest folk dance festivals in Europe.

Scottish country dancing has always been popular in Auld Reekie, and the dancers and musicians are delighted to be the first group from Scotland to dance at this Festival in Barcelona. Joining them are dance groups from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Macedonia, Sengal and Nepal making it a truly international gathering.

RSCDS Edinburgh aims to provide Barcelona with an energising and colourful spectacle that will showcase the best of Scottish music and dance. The programme of dances reflects the local culture in Edinburgh, and wider afield, with dances devised by local dancers including newly written dances Royal Edinburgh and the Water of Leith as well as popular favourites the Gay Gordons and the Dashing White Sergeant.

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and Honorary President of RSCDS Edinburgh sends cordial greetings with the team to everyone taking part in the Jornades Internacionals Folkloriques de Catalunya. David Watson, Chairman of RSCDS Edinburgh added to this wishing the team “the best of luck and is delighted that we will represent the best of Scottish culture.”

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