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The Red Thistle Dancers are a Scottish Country and Highland Dance performance group based in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. They are accompanied by the Red Thistle Musicians.


Founded in 1973 under Artistic Director, Jennifer Kelly, The Red Thistle Dancers are dedicated to promoting Scottish culture through music and dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. They have been regular participants in the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival from its beginnings in 1978 through 1999, and were special honorees in 1991.  The Red Thistle Dancers perform at outdoor events and fairs, international folk dance festivals, schools, private parties, fundraising events, weddings and conventions, and have toured internationally in both Norway and the Czech Republic.


April 22 3:00 p.m. &  8:00 p.m.

April 23 2:00 p.m.

Louis B. Mayer Theatre

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, California

Artistic Director: Jennifer Kelly

Palo Alto, California


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