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UPCOMING EVENTS

Scottish American Society

Christie Walsh
akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com

Hi Everyone:

If you haven't already done so please contact me about signing up for classes.I would highly recommend that all Scottish 3's take the Scottish Nationals class as I will be teaching hornpipes and jigs (I only teach these dances every 3 years)!

The virus problems will soon be over and once more we will return to our normal schedules. In the meantime, please contact me for information.

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Alumni, anyone over 16 years of age - I'm adding an Adult Scottish Country Dance Class. for information contact me at:cwalsh345@yahoo.com

Christie

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VIRTUAL BURNS NIGHT CELEBRATIONS



27 virtual events and meal deliveries to celebrate Burns ...

https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/food/virtual...

This free virtual Burns night event will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube at 7pm on 25 January, and includes a host of famous Scottish faces. Comic Janey Godley will host this years digital show, which also celebrates the Big Burns Supper festivals 10th anniversary.

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Burns Night Goes Virtual - The Vineyard Gazette

https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2021/01/11/burns-night-goes-virtual

1 day ago The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard is going virtual for its 34th annual Burns Night supper. Celebrating the 262nd anniversary of Scottish poet Robert Burns's birth, this year's celebratory supper will take place online Jan. 23 starting at 6 p.m., according to the society's website, mvscots.org. A take-out Scottish meal of haggis pies, Stockan's oatcakes and Campbell's shortbread, with ...

Virtual Big Burns Supper plans unveiled - BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-55336954

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Dec 16, 2020 Plans for a virtual celebration of Scotland's national bard in the new year have been unveiled. The 10th edition of the Big Burns Supper - usually held in Dumfries - will be staged online.

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St. Andrews Society of San Francisco - Virtual Burns Night ...

https://saintandrewssocietysf.org/virtual-burns-night-supper-2021

Virtual Burns Night Supper 2021 Our first Virtual Burns Supper with dinner, Bagpipes, Scottish Fiddlers, and ceilidh dancing all from the comfort of home. The Coopers play Scotland the Brave A Virtual Burns Night | Historic Environment Scotland ...

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/...

A virtual Burns Night event at Stirling Castle with a guided tour, poetry and music.

Saint Andrew's Virtual Burns Night Supper 2021 at Saint ...

https://www.sfstation.com/saint-andrews-virtual...

Event details about Saint Andrew's Virtual Burns Night Supper 2021 in San Francisco on January 30, 2021 - watch, listen, photos and tickets

Start Date: Jan 30, 2021

Location: Saint Andrew's Society of San Francisco, San Fra

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COQUITLAM Dust off your kilts, grab your tartans and charge your whisky glasses for the first-ever ScotFestBC Robert Burns Celebration, an online presentation in collaboration with Centre for Scottish Studies.



Enjoy piping, poetry, songs and fun — just the way Scotlands national poet liked it from the comfort of your home.



We have some special performers to lead us through the virtual Ceilidh including Jack Lee, pipe sergeant of the six-time world champion SFU Pipe Band.



There will also be sing-alongs and fiddling.



Dr. Leith Davis, SFUs director of Scottish Studies, will share history about Burns while David Lunny will recite Burns famous poem Address to a Haggis.



Attendees have the chance to win prizes including:



a bottle of Macaloney’s Caledonian Distillery Invermallie single malt whisky, valued at $130

a $250 gift card from Tartantown for the best dressed participant with the best Scottish set design in the background

and whisky tour gifts cards to the Victoria Caledonian Distillery



Additional prizes from The British Store in Surrey will also be drawn throughout the evening.



Hosted by ScotFestBC executive director Mike Chisholm, the online event takes place on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. PST. Admission is free; however, registration is required as space is limited.



Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-robert-burns-celebration-tickets-136376338299



Once signed up, you will receive an email before the event with a Zoom access code.



Registrants are also invited to check in early, beginning at 6:30 p.m., to see the pre-show: a taped concert featuring the world-famous SFU Pipe Band, in Chilliwack.



Donations to ScotFestBC are welcome through Eventbrite.ca Proceeds support The British Columbia Highland Games, which run annually at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam.



Please note: This is a Robbie Burns celebration, not a supper.

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Virtual Robert Burns celebration

January 18-23



The Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio will hold a virtual Robert Burns celebration January 18-23, culminating in a concert by world-renowned Scottish musician Jim Malcolm. The week-long celebration of Scotland's Bard Robert Burns will take the place of SHANO's Burns Dinner and Dance, which is canceled due to Covid-19.



Virtual events will include Facebook and YouTube presentations by local Scottish ceilidh and bagpipe bands, harpists, Highland dancers, and former U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion Melinda Crawford Perttu. The Jim Malcolm concert will be held at 7 p.m. on January 23. Pre-registration is required and a donation of $12 to $20 is requested. To register, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4818021. For more information, email susie@jimmalcolm.com. All other presentations will be available to the public free of charge. A full schedule of events will be posted. For more information, contact Jenny May-Caronchi at (440)781-7556

======================Robert Burns Extravaganza - Virtual Event Jan 21
Alastair Menzies <aly@dramgoodladdies.com>


The Dram Good Laddies are hosting a virtual event to celebrate Scotland&#8217;s Bard on January 21, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time.
We would love for you to join us with the best of Scotland, as we chat, sing and sip a few whiskies along the way!
Special guests include:
Gary MacLean - Scotland's National Chef & Winner of MasterChef UK
Major General Buster Howes - Chief Executive Officer at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Dr. David Hopes - Head of Collections & Interiors National Trust of Scotland & Trustee of Robert Burns&#8217; Estate
James Fleming - Director of Lovat Tweed Mill & Scottish National Rugby Player
Alastair Walker - 5th Generation of Walker&#8217;s Shortbread Ltd.
Musical Guests include Lorne Cousin - Award Winning Piper for Madonna,
Rose Byers - Singer & Volunteer of the Year at Robert Burns Ellisland Farm
Emily Smith - Multi-Award Winning Scottish Folk Singer
Tickets are available on our website link below.
https://www.dramgoodladdies.com/




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CALENDAR DATES - 2020

POSTPONED - Akron Public Library - Presentation by Ann Michelle McMaster. "The Evolution of Celtic Art"

All further meetings at the library cancelled until 2021. The virus will pass or we will be immune. Until that happens - in the interest and safety of our members and friends - no large gatherings.

2021

Our meetings and Burns dinner this year are via ZOOM. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alex Murray: alrisk@aol.com

April 11th -Tartan Day celebration - 1:00 pm

August 15th (?) - Annual Picnic.

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Participation in most Scottish activities is not limited to members.  If you would like to attend, please feel welcome to do so.  Call any of the officers for more information. 
 
Any Scottish group is welcome to a listing on this page.  Send me your information and I'll be happy to include it.  Address information to:  mfrost@nls.net 
 
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Meetings:  Main Library, Akron-Summit County Public Library system, 60 S. High Street, in Akron. Free parking is immediately adjacent to the building in the parking garage on Sunday and weekdays after 6.  (Any other time, there is a charge.  Library patrons can bring in their ticket and have it validated by the guard across from the information desk to receive one free hour of parking on weekdays.) 


* Details on Special Events page.

**SHANO (Scottish Heritage Association of Northeast Ohio) Events. For more information: 440-392-2308 or see: www.scottishheritageohio.com

To go to the Special Events page for more information, click here.

For information on Concerts that you might wish to attend, click here.

For information on pipers and pipe bands, click here.