Failte Ball 2022

Saturday, 3 December 2022
with music by Thistledown

We hope to see you on the dance floor in real life this year! Mark your calendars now and plan to join us at Olivet Congregational Church (1850 Iglehart Ave, St. Paul MN) for an afternoon of fun, beginner-friendly* dances, live music, and light refreshments. Stay for a potluck dinner afterwards.

Attending your first Scottish country dance ball? Here’s some tips on SCD etiquette and what to expect at a ball.

Please be aware of and prepared to comply with the RSCDS-Twin Cities Branch COVID-19 Safety Policy Please bring a mask and be prepared to wear it if requested.

Tickets and Registration

Register online or print the registration form and mail it or bring it to Monday night class with a check

Standard ticket price – $30.00
First time attending a Scottish country dance ball – $25.00
Music and refreshments only (non-dancer) – $10.00


7pm-9pmBall practice @ Zorongo, 3715 Minnehaha Ave, Ste C Minneapolis, 55406
(we will walk through most of the dances on the program)
1:30pmDoors Open @ Olivet Congregational Church, 1850 Iglehart Ave., St. Paul, 55104
2pmFestive promenade and dancing
There will be shortbread and tea during the break
5:30pm (approx)Potluck dinner at the church — Please bring a dish to share

2022 Fàilte Ball Dance Program

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No. Name Type Shape Publication
1 The Lady Wynd J32 3/4L Goldring Graded 2
2 Snowdrops S32 3/3L Ligtmans: ThistleJubilee2002
3 Thornycroft R32 2/4L Goldring Graded 2
4 I'll mak' ye fain to follow me J32 3/4L Boag (18C): RSCDS VI
5 Far from Home S32 3/4L Macfarlane: Tayside Dance Coll. Volume II
6 Catch the Wind R32 3/4L Butterfield: RSCDS XLV
7 Interval
8 Gay Gordons X16 1RR Collins SCD
9 Seann Triubhas Willichan S32 2/4L Wilson: RSCDS XXVII
10 The Provost Wynd R32 3/4L Goldring: RSCDS Graded 2
11 Joie de Vivre J32 3/4L Maarseveen: RSCDS XXXIX
12 Dalkeith's Strathspey S32 3/4L RSCDS IX
13 The Reel of the Royal Scots R32 3/4L Goldring: RSCDS Leaflets
Strathspey SCD Database Cribs Diagrams

*PLEASE NOTE: Although we consider this event to be “beginner-friendly,” we do assume that dance participants have some previous exposure to Scottish country dancing (a few classes at least) and familiarity with the terminology. Please contact us at info [at] if you have any questions about your ability to participate.

Past Fàilte Balls