Scottish culture is alive and well south of the Channel,
least as far as the music and dance are concerned.
flourishing and multiplying around the country.
And not only
The French have lost the tradition of country
but when they discover what others do all around
they take up the pas de basque with enthusiasm.
be interested in seeing
list of Scottish
country dance groups and clubs in France
calendar of SCD events
planned in Grenoble
selection of my
own modern country dances in the Scottish tradtion
viewed on the web.
You may find them
interesting, you will certainly find them challenging!
dances are now grouped together in Google docs.
is not obvious from the contents of this page,
let me add
that I used to run the country dancing activities
Grenoble area of south-eastern France.
I am now
living and of course dancing in southern Spain.
adverts and fliers encouraging the public to give Scottish
dancing a try,
usually add "No need to be Scottish or to wear a kilt"
our favorite garment may well be a deterrent to the
in the English-speaking countries,
I have not noticed much
interest among Frenchmen for unbifurcated leg-coverings,
sometimes see expressions of surprise on the faces of people I
pass in the street
(more often, people try to pretend not to
notice what I'm wearing).
men who take part in Scottish country dancing here, however, have
soon found an excuse to buy, borrow or hire a kilt and need no
encouragement to wear it.
and girlfriends all approve.
about the wearing of kilt-like garments and the comfort they
afford to the male anatomy, take a look at the Bravehearts
the kilt-wearers' forums :
European Kilt Forum
marks the Scot (American)
grand the human race would be
man would wear a kilt,
of Tartan finery,
of trousers, custom built!
not think I speak to joke:
know I’m not that kind of man),
convinced that all men folk.
wear the costume of a Clan.
Song For Kilts
or informative contributions welcome.
traduirai tout en français, si vous voulez,
c'est en France que j'habite.
jour le 10 – 03 - 10