Dannsa on tour

Following the huge success of a Dannsa’s north of Scotland tour in April 2012, Creative Scotland have strengthened their backing for the Highland-based traditional music and dance company by supporting their latest tour as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Creative Scotland.

Although Dannsa have performed and taught throughout Scotland for many years, the tour that runs from 11th to 22nd September to six venues, including Laurencekirk, is expected to bring a new audience to traditional music and step-dance.

Dannsa’s ‘Connections’ tour interweaves Scottish song, music and dance with the step-dancing and music of Cape Breton; exploring the connections between both countries’ living heritage with a warm and personal approach.

Connections is not simply a traditional dance and music show; its uniqueness is in the way music and dance are intertwined to create a great evening of entertainment. The dancers and musicians choreograph the show together, making pieces which are fresh, new and different and that reflect the performers’ rich background in the traditions of song, story and dance.

Dancers Caroline Reagh, born in Montrose, Sandra Robertson and Frank McConnell are joined by Matheu Watson, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist for the soundtrack of Pixar’s Brave, Mod Gold Medallist Catriona Watt and step-dancer musicians Fin Moore from Perthshire and Mac Morin from Cape Breton.

The performance in Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk is on Friday September 14 at 7.30pm Tel: 01561 376896 for tickets.