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21st Dunedin International Folk Dance Festival 24 - 30 July 2011

 21st Dunedin International Folk Festival 24 - 30 July 2011

Starting on Sunday, Scotland's longest running international folk dance festival takes place in Edinburgh, Falkland, Stirling, and for the first time, Glasgow. Run every 2 years, the festival includes performaers from Spain, Sweeden, Austria and Scotland in 2011.

Akademiska Folkdanslaget from Sweeden and Volkstanzgruppe Sanky Martin from Austria are participating in the festival for the first time. Agrupacion Folklorica Celme, from Pontevedra in Spain last visited Scotland in 1995. The 2 organising dance groups - Dunedin Dancers and New Scotland cover a range of Scottish Dance styles - country dance, ceilidh, highland and step.

A feature of the Festival is the oppurtunity for the group participants to learn each other's dances and join in social activities as well as performing. Further cultural exchange is encouraged through participants being hosted by the local dance group members and supporters in Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Most of the performances taking place 24 - 30 July, are free though some require admission fees to the venues such as Falkland and Stirling palaces. The festivasl is run by volunteers and funded by fundraising activites by Dunedin Dancers and New Scotland, ticket sales and donations collected at performances.

For more information and schedule visit the link below - 

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