Corryvrechan, the Scottish dance display team, are well known for their varied and exciting displays of Scottish Country, Highland, Step and Hebridean dancing. The team have performed at many folk festivals, ceilidhs and charity events in the UK and have danced at international festivals in Canada, USA, Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Sardinia, Poland, Russia, France and Ireland.
Closer to home the team have run four very successful sell-out UK Concerts in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016. In 2013 the Team were delighted to win second prize in the choreographed Folk Dance Competition at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Corryvrechan’s unique and hallmark choreography under the guidance of its Team Leader (Erica Archer) challenges dancers and musicians alike. Whilst always remaining faithful to the fundamental principles of the many and varied aspects of the Scottish dance and music tradition, the Team’s focus is on entertaining audiences, resulting in a constant quest to create dynamic contrasts of style, shape and colour. The team’s musicians bring an exciting yet traditional sound to all Corryvrechan performances. Their wide-ranging repertoire of tunes inspire dancers and audiences alike. The Team’s large and colourful collection of costumes reflect the rich traditions of Scotland. They have their own Corryvrechan tartan authenticated by the Scottish Tartan’s Authority.
For almost twenty years, Corryvrechan have represented the UK, through the CIOFF organisation, at international festivals in Canada, Slovenia, USA, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Sardinia, Poland, Russia, France and Ireland. In July 2016 the Team produced their fourth full UK concert “Creels and Reels” following their successful “Spirit of Scotland, “Scottish Spectacular” and “Strictly Scottish” shows in 2014, 2011 and 2009.
Dancers and musicians are inspired to travel vast distances across the country to rehearse and be part of a Team which is truly dedicated to excelling in its performances wherever they may be.