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Scottish American Society

15th November 2019
Hi !
John Whitacre was absolutely wonderful. His performance of Hauntingly beautiful Baroque-Celtic hybrid music was magic. John has agreed to play for us at our St. Andrews/Christmas celebration on December 6th, if the weather isn't too bad.
Bad Weather - As in past years, we are registered with Channel 3. If for any reason we have to cancel a meeting or event, it will be shown on that channel's cancellation listings.

November 24th - I received a note from Pastor Kim Cran of the Bethany UCC * 1235 Broad Blvd. Cuyahoga Falls, that they are having a special Scottish Worship Service in anticipation of St. Andrews Day, on Sunday, November 24th at 10:30 am. Music led by Scottish Music Band Plaid Sabbath, Piper Raiden Erenfried and Musicians and Readers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland (via video link). Everyone is welcome. Wear your tartan, attend the service and enjoy refreshments afterward.

Highland Dance: If anyone is interested in signing up for classes, please contact Christie Urquhart Walsh: cwalsh345@yahoo.com.
Adults interested in Scottish Country Dancing? Christie is adding an Adult Scottish Country Dance Class
Questions? Contact Christie Urquhart Walsh at: cwalsh345@yahoo.com or akronscottishdancers@yahoo.com
Miscellaneous information. If you want information on Scottish Dancing, Refreshments at meetings, Programs, Membership, Gaelic classes, Radio broadcasts, or any other routine matters, they are elsewhere on our web site.
Our Celtic Eagle Pipe Band now has a Youth Piping Program. Bagpipe Lessons for Beginners ages 8-18. Classes are Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Johnson United Methodist Church, 3407 Johnson Rd., Norton OH. For more information, please contact Brian McElhinney: Brian@pocketfullofclover.com, Tel.: 330-628-4202.

November 24th - Scottish Worship Service in anticipation of St. Andrews Day. Sunday, November 24th at 10:30 am. Music led by Scottish Music Band Plaid Sabbath, Piper Raiden Erenfried and Musicians and Readers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland (via video link)

December 6th - 6:30 pm - St. Andrews Holiday party potluck and Ceilidh - We need help with set-up, serving, and entertainment. If you can volunteer, contact Christie or me or just show up around 5:30. Address is Northwest Family Recreation Center - City of Akron, 1730 Shatto Ave, Akron, OH · (330) 375-2849

December 15th - 6:00-8:00 pm
Clash of the Tartans: A Celtic Christmas
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Massillon Museum present A Celtic Christmas on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 6 pm, featuring Clash of the Tartans, at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646. The concert is free. https://ormaco.org/z-clash-of-the-tartans/
[Thanks to John Whitacre for calling this to our attention.]
January 12th - meeting - Debbie Doty will discuss the Ohio Scottish Arts School
A Center of Excellence for tuition in traditional Scottish music and dance.
January 24th 2020 - Annual Burns Supper. SYB Hall, Stow, Alex Brown, Chairman.
February 9th - meeting - Library Auditorium - Brian McElhinney on the bagpipes
March 8th - meeting
April 5th (2nd Sunday is Easter) Tartan Day celebration - Alex Murray, Chairman and emcee extraordinaire.
May 10th - meeting
June 14th - meeting
July 18th - Pirate Day - Portage Lakes State Park
Scotland Tours
Scotland trips 2020 - there are a few spaces left in Ed Pearlman's tours. One across the south of Scotland from Dunbar to Ayr, with chances to take beautiful walks, visit the homes of John Muir, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Burns, and to hear Border pipes, fiddle, accordion, amazing singers, and listen to Burns's fiddle itself. There is also one space in his Highlands and Skye tour, and one space in our Orkney/Shetland/Aberdeenshire tour. More info at www.edpearlman.net/scotland .
Those who have taken Ed Pearlman's tours give them rave reviews, but they are limited. That's the beauty and the problem!