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Strathspè Away 2008

 Kingussie, 7 - 9 November  

Dannsa receives Project funding from the Scottish Arts Council Dance department

Strathspè Away has successfully embedded itself as a unique event in the Scottish dance calendar.  The weekend promises to be another 'highlight of the year' with the fiddle-driven dance group, The Bella MacNab Ceilidh band opening the festival. Tutors are making their way from all corners of the country as well as overseas;

Among the well-known names will be Jim Barry from Ireland, Maeve MacKinnon from Barra and Angus Nicolson from Skye as well as those from the 'Bellas', Mairi Campbell, John Sikorski and Sarah Hoy and, of course, Dannsa's own regulars. 

Saturday night offers more dancing opportunities with the first-time performance of the Dannsa's Ceilidh Band, where you will have lots of opportunity to dance as well as enjoy the restful moments when Dannsa delight you with their footwork.

With ceilidhs, classes and concerts there will be plenty to enjoy!

Dannsa team; Photo: Dannsa 

Timetable

 FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER

6 - 8 pm  Registration
8 - 12pm  The Bella MacNab Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Dance, Badenoch Centre

SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER

9.30-5pm  Classes
5 - 8pm  Festival @ Five, session at the Silverfjord Hotel
8 - 11pm  Dannsa's Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Dance/Concert

SUNDAY 9 NOVEMBER

9.30 - 3.30pm  Classes
1.45pm  Lunchtime performance
3.45 - 5pm  Ho-Ro Gheallaidh! 

About the Ceilidhs

THE BELLA MACNAB CEILIDH BAND

A fresh, lively sound that swings from some of Scotland's top traditional musicians - with fiddles, guitar, piano and double bass. The Bellas have recorded for BBC Scotland's Take the Floor and indicidually have appeared on dozens of albums. They include a wide range of dancers in their programme, almost all Scottish, some of which have not seen the light of day on an ordinary dance floor for a couple of hundred years. Caller Dave Francis keeps dancers right, and keeps it clear and simple.

DANNSA'S CEIELIDH BAND

The Dannsa line-up will include dancers Caroline Reagh, Sandra Robertson and Frank McConnell with Fin Moore (pipes), Gabe MacVaish and Sarah Hoy (fiddles), Maeve McKinnon (Gaelic song) and Ewan MacPherson.

Further Information

Should you require additional information, please visit the Dannsa website or contact Ruperta Melville on 07599 949 078 or alternatively, email Dannsa.

Photo: Dannsa

 

See also
* Dannsa
* Dance homepage
* Dance projects
* Dance features
 
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