Society member, Adam Dahmer, will share a presentation about "The Secession Session: The History of Scottish National Identity in the Context of Anglo-Scottish Relations"
All monthly meetings are held at Strathmoor Presbyterian Church, 2201 Hawthorne Avenue, corner of Bardstown Road. Across from Assumption High School, 1/2 mile north of the Watterson Expressway (I-264). Click here for directions to Strathmoor Presbyterian Church.
Welcome new members John and Carol Moffett, Joan Hale and Bridget Kaelin!
BURNS GALA DINNER
Each year in the Winter, the Scottish Society of Louisville pays tribute to Scotland's most famous and revered poet, Robert Burns (1759-1796), by hosting an elegant evening which includes the Haggis procession and an eclectic selection of poems, music, toasting, dining and dancing. All efforts have been made to make the evening a memorable event reflecting our Scottish heritage and traditions; the same heritage and traditions that inspired Robert Burns and now so eloquently and evocatively nurture his memory.
It was a marvelous event with old and new friends! The delicious dinner and venue provided by the Holiday Inn Louisville East. The excellent entertainment provided by the band Highland Reign, the re-enactor Jamie Eiler, the Scottish Dance instructor Vicky Goodloe and piper Karen Brumley! The speakers: Mark Johnson, Mark Robinson, Colonel Bruce Campbell, Dot Scott, Steve Garvey and the Master of Ceremonies, Jim Hughes!
Jenny Dickson and her committee are to be congratulated on a most outstanding event!
See more pictures by clicking on this link! Burns 2014
LOUISVILLE BALLET PRESENTS LA SLYPHIDE A SPECIAL MEET AND GREET FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
On February 21, the Louisville Ballet will present La Slyphide. This ballet is inspired by a Romantic era fairy tale written by Charles Nodier, Trilby, ou le Lutin D'Argail. It focuses on a Scottish fisherman and his wife whose marriage is destroyed by a beautiful male sprite who woos her. La Sylphide takes that same theme and replaces the male sprite with a female slyph. The story is universal and one that many can relate to: the continued pursuit of an ethereal yet unattainable ideal. The plot is based firmly in Romantic ideals in a pastoral Scotland and misty, mysterious forest.
This is also Artistic Director, Bruce Simpson's second to last production before his retirement, so The Scottish Society of Louisville is invited to attend a performance, take a backstage tour and meet and greet Bruce Simpson. A minimum of ten members of the Society must attend to receive this special offer., All seats will be together and the performance is on Friday, February 21. These tickets will include a back stage tour and a meet and greet with Mr. Simpson. Please email Janice Beatty to reserve your seats. Tickets cost $36 each and a minimum of 10 tickets must be sold to receive this special offer!!