Daily Archives: February 25, 2015

Dunsinane in Chicago, February 26-March 22!


From the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company comes DUNSINANE, the imagined sequel to one of the most famous plays set in Scotland: Macbeth.

Earlier this year, the play had its US premiere and will show for a limited time only, from February 26-March 22 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier.

The play, written by David Greig and directed by Roxana Silbert, “explores one man’s attempt to restore peace in a country consumed by war ollowing the bloody conclusion of Shakespeare’s timeless drama. Dunsinane takes Scotland’s real history and dramatically reimagines the chapter after Macbeth’s death.” 

To learn more about the play or buy tickets, visit the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s website here.



Purchase your 2015 Tartan Day Parade Pin Today!

The Tartan Day Parade is fast approaching… register here for the NYC Tartan Week Parade on Saturday, April 11 and purchase your 2015 New York Tartan Day Parade Lapel Pin, now available! The pin is a perfect addition to your parade attire, whether you’re spectating along the route or marching with us!

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If you are a Member or Friend of the ASF and wish to march with the American-Scottish Foundation please complete this form so that we can register you as marching with us.

The Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. on April 11 at West 45th Street and marches up 6th Avenue to 55th Street. 

Please be in touch with any queries at asfevents@wwbcny.com




Scottish Talent at SXSW Music Festival

SXSW (South by South West) is the largest music industry conference and festival in the world, and the Scottish Music Showcase at the Festival is delivered by Creative Scotland in association with the Scottish Music Industry Association.

As reported by the Daily RecordCreative Scotland’s lead on Showcasing Scotland at SXSW, David Weaver, said: “The quality and diversity on show from the Scottish acts at SXSW is, once again, incredible. There’s a reason the Scottish Showcase is always one of the most anticipated events of the entire week in Austin; Scotland keeps managing to produce original, exciting music, with a unique Scottish identity.”

Take a look at the lineup of musical talent below:

Hector Bizerk
United Fruit 
Dave Arcari 
Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire
The Amazing Snakeheads
Holy Esque 
The Twilight Sad


Dave Arcari, one of the Scottish acts heading to SXSW. Photo by Bill Gray Photography.