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ASF Fortnightly ScotsInUS Podcasts : Music and Conversation

The American Scottish Foundation is proud to present our fortnightly ScotsInUS Podcast…..

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Presented on the second and fourth Monday of the month ASF’s podcasts spotlight the ASF, partners, events and initiatives taking place in the community.

Hosted by Jamie McGeechan, featuring weekly guests and contributors we feature a wide range of news, events and music all with a focus on Scotland and throughout the American Scottish diaspora in North America.

 NEXT EPISODE OF THE SCOTSINUS PODCAST: JUNE 22ND

A look back and reflection on our first four episodes of the ScotsinUS Podcast as we discuss our wonderful guests and music on the podcast. Featuring a news round up and message from ASF President Camilla Hellman as we look forward to the months ahead.

APRIL 27 A LOOK BACK AT APRIL 2020

“In Conversation” – With all events cancelled due to Covid-19, a pivot was made around the leading April events. Camilla Hellman, President, American Scottish Foundation, discusses the virtual recognition of National Tartan Day, The Declaration of Arbroath Anniversary and other important April events that the community looked to not overlook.

With music from Alan Frew, Hannah Read and Colin Hunter

MAY 11 CLANS, THE LORD LYON AND HIGHLAND GAMES 2020 “In Conversation” with John King Bellassai, Council of Scottish Clans and Associations.  Bellassai discusses the state of the US Scottish Clans and the role played by the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. The historic role of Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms is also explained explained as well as the challenges facing the Highland Games in 2020.

With music from Whisky Kiss, Fellswater, Tullamore and Ed Miller

MAY 25 WORDS,MUSIC, WHISKY, GIN

“In Conversation” with David Stirling, Co-Founder and Brand Ambassador for Arbikie Highland Estate as David discusses their f fresh and exciting approach to distilling as well as informing us about Arbikie’s environmentally conscious ethos and their exciting and innovative range of gins, vodkas and rye.

Greg King, Brand Ambassador for Glendronach and BenRiach joins us to explain all about the fascinating history of Glendronach, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Based in the Valley of Forgue in the East Highland Hills, Glendronach has been in operation for nearly 200 years.

With music from Have Mercy Las Vegas, John Rush and Laura McGhee.

JUNE 8TH COME DANCE – THE WORLD OF THE CEILIDH

In this episode ‘Come Dance – The World of the Ceilidh” we explore the great Scottish tradition that is the ceilidh and talk with top Scottish music talents to explore their contemporary and progressive approaches to the ceilidh. 

“In Conversation” with Whisky Kiss – the chart topping Ceilidh Band
and award winning musical theater composers, Noisemaker

Camilla Hellman, ASF President and Jamie close with a round up of news from within the Scottish American diaspora.


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Time to discover Scotland’s great new Gins and Vodkas from Arbikie

When you are next ordering a Vodka or Gin in Britain ask if they have the Award winning Arbikie Gin or Vodka. Arbikie is not yet available in the US but it soon will be available – and we can’t wait.

Arbikie-Distillery-900x600And who – what – is the Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery?

The Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery was launched in October 2014 from the family farm of the Stirling Brothers in Arbroath, ScotlandStirling Brothers

Since its launch only 18 months ago Arbike has introduced Gin and Vodka products that have roared onto the spirits scene winning such accolades as:
– Best UK Varietal Vodka and Best UK Traditional Gin by the prestigious World Drink Awards and
Gold for Kirsty Gin at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

All the elements used in the production of Arbikie Highland Estates range use home grown ingredients, sown, grown & harvested – and then distilled and bottled at Arkikie.

Arbikie VodkaArbikie Gin, called “Kirsty’s Gin,” is named for the Arbikie Master Distiller, Kirsty Black, who oversees all areas of development and production – and YES Arbikie Whisky is on the horizon.

Arbike Gins and Vodkas is not yet available in the USA BUT if you are in the UK it can be ordered directly from Arbikie http://www.arbikie.com/product-list/ and is now widely available throughout the UK.