Springtime Scottish party in Italy

Società di Danza Circolo Livornese


Simonetta Balsamo from Società di Danza Circolo Livornese, Livorno, Italy shares details on their Springtime Scottish party


The Livorno Scottish RSCDS affiliated group “Società di Danza Livorno” organises the 'Spring Time Scottish Party' every year with Scottish country dancing and live music. 

A special Ball of Scottish dance the make the Livorno group part of the large RSCDS dancing network. 

On 10th March 2024, dancers gathered from other groups of Società di Danza, and together with friends, celebrated the 18th Spring Ball in Livorno. 

Dancers came from all over Tuscany and further afield (Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, Firenze, Viareggio, Empoli, Pistoia, Prato and Trento). 

The dance programme included dances for all levels, several traditional and evergreen dances, including Duke of Perth, Duke of Atholl’s Reel, Roxburgh Castle, Miss Falconer’s Fancy and Balmoral Strathspey, together with more recent dances from the latest RSCDS books, including the strathspey City of Belfast and the amusing jig The Luckenbooth Brooch from Book 53. Some favourite John Drewry dances couldn’t be missed, in particular The Bees of Maggieknockater.

Dancers greatly enjoyed the excellent live music by our band, the Ceilitaly Scottish Band, with violin, pipe, accordion and drums.  Some pipe songs created a special Scottish atmosphere.

Società di Danza Circolo Livornese


All the dancers shared a friendly and cheerful party of music and dance. The final traditional rendition of Auld lang Syne was an emotional and engaging moment of farewell.

We look forward to meeting again for this event next year.

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