In the belief that music and the arts are key to connecting cultures and understanding our roots, Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education provides cultural experiences and educational opportunities in Scottish traditional arts and the historic connections between Scotland and the USA by conducting classes, workshops, lectures and public performances. Please contact us to find out more.


Good fortune, good future through arts and education

SPAE Board of Directors


Michael Herron

 President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary & Webmaster

Diane McCullough

Artistic Director & Grants Administrator


Carolyn Peters


Julia Kelly


Becky Warren


Alex Sutherland

In Memoriam






















SPAE Quarterly (Fall 2015)


You can access our latest SPAE Quarterly by clicking the link or going to our SPAE Quarterly page.


St. Louis Scottish Games


Come join us at the St. Louis Scottish Games in Chesterfield on September 25th & 26th.  Come to the Spirit of St. Louis Airpark at Airpark West Drive in Chesterfield, MO.  This event features two music tents and music on the Ceremonies Field - Celtic Rock in the Laphroaig Tent and traditional music in the Alex Sutherland Music tent.  For more information, visit the St. Louis Scottish Games website.


Weaving Musical Traditions


A film by Chris Martinez featuring Missouri musicians, tells the story of the migration of Scottish music across the eastern US and into Missouri.


The premiere of this movie will be on Sunday, October 25th  at the Missouri History Museum.


Scheulde of Events:


1 PM - Performance by the Possum Holler Fiddlers - a youth group from Branson, MO

2 PM - Film - Weaving Musical Traditions

3 PM - Ceilidh dancing with Peat Fire Flame and surprise guest singers.


St. Andrew Dinner


SPAE partners with the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis for the annual St. Andrew Dinner and Concert featuring the Wee Heavies and Peat Fire Flame.  This will take place at The Willows at Brooking Park.  Join us on Saturday, November 21, 2015.  Dinner will be at 6 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM.  You can find more information on the St. Andrew Society website.


2015 Gaelic Psalm Singing and American Music Conference


Our conference was on April 25-26, 2015.  It was a huge success!  You can find more information and videos here.


2015 giveSTLday - May 5, 2015


On May 5, 2015, SPAE participated in giveSTLday.  This is a day when all St. Louisans are encouraged to donate to

multiple non-profits that are in St. Louis.  This year, over $2 million was raised for almost 800 non-profits.  We received $1,025

from our generous donors.


2015 - 2016 Brochure


You can view or download our current brochure by clicking here.


Brian McNeill releases a new DVD


Brian McNeill has recently released his new DVD "Under the Lothian Sky", which was filmed here in St. Louis at the Focal Point.  You can find more information and order a copy by going to his webiste.


2014 Annual Reports are Available


You can access our latest Annual Report by clicking here.


Kilted 5K


Due to our Celtic Psalm Singing Conference in April, 2015, the SPAE Board of Directors has decided to postpone our 2015 Kilted 5K.  We will post information here when we finalize plans for our 2016 Kilted 5K.


St. Louis Review


Here is a wonderful article about the SPAE workshops at Ursuline Academy. Click here for the article.


Citizens Day at the Legislature


On February 6, 2013, the St. Elizabeth Academy Select Singers and the McCluer North High School Orchestra performed at the Capitol Building Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri, for the Missouri Citizens for the Arts' Citizens Day at the Legislature. SPAE was invited by the Missouri Citizens for the Arts to bring these two groups to this annual event.  To see videos from the day, please click on the videos tab above.



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