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

Director

Diane Betts

Director

Johnny Martin

Director

Julia Kelly

Director

Alex Sutherland

In Memoriam

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Information Links

 

The following links are provided for your interest.  Just click on any of the organizations names or persons names to link to their website.  SPAE is not responsible for missing pages or broken links.

 

Other St. Louis Scottish Organizations

 

St. Andrew Society of St. Louis

A non-for-profit organization dedicated to cultural interchange between Scotland and the St. Louis area.

 

The Focal Point

Focal Point is a not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to the promotion of folk music and other musical forms which have come from folk music, as well as other associated traditional art forms like dance, storytelling, etc...

 

St. Louis Scottish Games

The purposes of SLSG are educational, cultural, charitable, and philanthropic. The organizational objectives are to foster and encourage open exchange of cultural, educational, and recreational concepts and pursuits between those with an interest in the culture and heritage of Scotland and others in the Greater St. Louis area.

 

Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers

Highland Mist welcomes beginners at every class - no prior dance experience is needed - and you may come with or without a partner.   And you don't need to have a Scottish background.   Just wear comfortable clothing, and dance or athletic shoes.

 

Missouri Tartan Day

We are a non-profit organization that hosts the St. Louis area's premiere Scottish-American cultural event, The Missouri Tartan Day Festivities.

 

Dance Caledonia of St. Louis

Visit the facebook page of Dance Caledonia, which specializes in highland country dancing.

 

St. Louis area attractions that feature Scottish music/food/merchandise

 

The Focal Point

 Focal Point is a not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to the promotion of folk music and other musical forms which have come from folk music, as well as other associated traditional art forms like dance, storytelling, etc...

 

The Scottish Arms

Traditional and Contemporary Scottish Cuisine

 

Folk School of St. Louis

 The mission of the Folk School of St. Louis is to build community by providing educational programs that promote the learning, teaching, renewal and perpetuation of traditional music and folk arts.

 

Thistle and Clover

Thistle And Clover is about all things Celtic. They currently carry a variety of merchandise from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Current SPAE Artists

 

Brian McNeill

Brian is the former Head of Scottish Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in Glasgow, Scotland and founder of the Battlefield Band. See his bio here.

 

Ed Miller

Ed Miller is a singer/songwriter who worked with us from 2007-2008 and will return in 2015. He frequently performs at the St. Louis Scottish Games.

 

MK Stallings

MK will be our poet with our "Connections: Robert Burns and Paul Laurence Dunbar—Voices of the People.. See his bio here.  He is

also the founder of Urban Arts.

 

Jessi Cerutti

Jessi has been a visual artist with our "Community and the Environment:  Inspiration for Music, Art and Poetry" program for two years. This year (2014), she will work with our new interdisciplinary project "Connections: Robert Burns and Paul Laurence Dunbar—Voices of the People." See her bio here.

 

The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center

We partner with the Daniel Boone Home every year to provide a field trip for our schools that participate in the Interdisciplinary Project.

 

Jim Malcolm

Jim is the former singer for Old Blind Dogs. He has performed in St. Louis for SPAE on several occasions. He will be returning for a concert at the Focal Point on April 1, 2016.

 

Former SPAE Artists

 

Caroline Pugh

Caroline Pugh's brand new web site.

 

Yvette Woods

Yvette Woods is a St. Louis Visual Artist who worked with us during the Fall of 2011.

 

Sara Ann (Cull) Dawodu

Sara Ann Cull is a violinist/singer who worked with us from 2007-2010.  She doesn't currently have a website, but does work with Heather Downie as the duo "A Little Bit of Somethin'"

 

Heather Downie

Heather Downie is a harpist who came to us as a student of Brian McNeill's in 2007.

 

Ruairidh MacMillan

Ruairidh (or Rua as he goes by now) is a fiddle player who came to us as a student of Brian McNeill's in 2007.  He is the 2009 BBC Radio Scotland Yong Scottish Traditional Musician Award Winner.

 

Daniel Thorpe

Daniel (along with Sara, Heather and Rua) also came as a student of Brian McNeill's in 2007.  He is the 2010 BBC Radio Scotland Young Scottish Traditional Musician Award Winner.

 

Cindy Kallet

Cindy filled in during 2011 for Dominique Dodge.  She is a singer/songwriter from Indiana.

 

Shirley LeFlore

Shirley has been a poet with our "Community and the Environment:  Inspiration for Music, Art and Poetry" program for several years.

 

Amy Lord

Amy joined our program for the 2013 & 2014 seasons.

 

Calum Martin

Calum joined our program for the 2013 season. He returned to St. Louis for the Gaelic Psalm Singing Festival in April of 2015.

 

 

Current and Former SPAE Partners

 

HEC-TV

HEC-TV is a St. Louis cable station that produces educational programs.

 

ArtsZipper

Website from the Regional Arts Commission with a St. Louis Arts Events Calendar.

 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Formerly The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

The VLAA provides free legal and accounting advice for non-profit Arts organizations in the St. Louis area.

 

Other Areas of Interest

 

BBC History of Scotland

Scottish History from the BBC.

 

 

 

 

 

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