Today we will be learning about the music and movement in the Scotland!
Hi, this is Jedda from This Little Project. One of the things that I love about being a musician and a dancer is that it brings me full circle in what I am learning about. It's one thing to read about a place in a book. But if you really want to get to know a people you've got to listen to their music and language and watch (and try!) the movements of their people's dance. That's where you will find a true reflection of a people's traditions and culture.
Since I can't share my personal library with you, I'll be sharing some links online. Some come from youtube, which can be a great resource. Please be cautious and supervise your students/children when they view them.
I have performed Scottish dance in the ghillies before and it is a fun and physical dance. Check out the links and then try the activities below to learn and experience a little bit of Scotland!
These are Scottish Highland dancers in some traditional costume. Many times, the hands are held in the "stag" hand position while they are in the air. This resembles the stag antlers of a deer. It looks like this:
Listen to "Scotland the Brave," the National Anthem of Scotland:
Edinburgh Castle with military band:
Loch Lomond is a song about a beautiful place in Scotland:
Dancing isn't just for girls. Watch this Male Highland Sword Dance (begins at :45)
Thanks for joining in with me today for some great music and movement!
I hope that you enjoyed traveling around the world-in the comfort of your own home-to learn about cultures as well as the joy of music and movement and dance with your children and students!