William Williamson, RSCDS Chaiman, will lead the Day School.

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On Friday 15 September 2023 afternoon: visit of the Ploërmel distillery La Mine d'Or.


Details of the Ball 2023

The RSCDS Breton Branch (RSCDS-BB) is organising their first international ball in Josselin (Morbihan) from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th September 2023:


Centre Culturel L'Ecusson de Josselin,


Date Timing Programme
Friday 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm Ceilidh for the children of Josselin.
4:00pm-6:30pm Walk through.
7:00pm-10:00pm Ceilidh open to all. There will be a paying bar during the evening and the food truck Ker Nilou will be selling galettes and crêpes to take away.
From 2:00pm Choice between
Saturday 16th Before 10am It will be possible to visit the Josselin Saturday market which begins early.
10am-1:00pm Day School, teacher William Williamson. 
1:00pm-2:00pm Break for lunch when there will be sandwiches from the bakery available for participants.
2:00pm-4:00pm Day School continues.
6:30pm Ball and apéritifs at the Centre Culturel.
7:00pm Grand March, with piper.
8:30pm Break for dinner.
9:30pm-11:30pm Ball continues.
Sunday 17th Morning Visit to the chateau in Josselin, followed by a walk along the Nantes to Brest Canal.
12:30pm Lunch at Chez Simon, renowned restaurant in the town centre, limited to 36 people. Bill to be paid directly with the restaurant on the day. Cost around 30€, excluding drinks and coffee.


William Williamson, RSCDS Chairman


Strathallan Scottish Country Dance Band

Ball Programme:

1. Joie de Vivre J32 3/4L Maarseveen: RSCDS XXXIX
2. A Castle in the Air R32 2/4L Bänninger: RSCDS XLIII
3. Miss Ogilvie's Fancy S32 3/4L Campbell: RSCDS XX
4. The Argyll Square J96 4S Goldring: RSCDS XLIII
5. Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan R32 5/5L Goldring: RSCDS 30 popular, Vol 2
6. Mist o'er the Loch S32 3/4L Short: QE Diamond Jubilee
7. Mrs Gibbs of Josselin J32 3/4L Telle
8. City of Belfast S32 3/3L Mulholland: RSCDS XLVIII
9. The Aviator J32 3/4L Fischer: RSCDS LII
10. The Irish Rover R32 3/4L Cosh: 22 SCD
11. MacDonald of Keppoch M128 4S Ronald: RSCDS XLIX
12. City Lights J32 3/4L Scott: RSCDS LII
13. Anna Holden's Strathspey S32 2/4L Drewry: RSCDS XLII
14. The Sailor R32 3/4L RSCDS XXIV
15. Cape Town Wedding S32 3/4L Kerr: RSCDS XXXIX
16. The First Rain of Spring J32 3/3L Joubert: RSCDS XLIX
17. Alison Rose S32 4/4L Ivory: Imp 1-3
18. The Deil amang the Tailors R32 3/4L RSCDS XIV
19. Shiftin' Bobbins R32 3/4L Clowes: RSCDS 30 popular, Vol 2
20. The Waternish Tangle J32 3/4L Barfoot: Skye 2

Ball Programme (to download).


Price list:

Date Activity Cost
Friday 15 Visit to the La Mine d'Or Distillery in Ploërmel Free
Craft Workshop Karton de Breizh 15 € for materials
Friday night Ceilidh Free
Saturday 16 Day School + lunch 30 €
Ball + dinner 40 €
Dinner for non dansers 25 €
Sunday 17 Walk Free
Guided visit to the château Free
Lunch Chez Simon limited to the 36 people on a first come first served basis. Payment on the day with the restaurant.

How to pay:

  1. By bank transfer in euros to the RSCDS-BB Crédit Agricole account
    1. download the RSCDS-BB Rib by clicking here,
    2. please confirm the payment in writing to Mrs Gibbs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. By French bank cheque in euros paid to the order of the RSCDS-BB and sent to Mrs Gibbs (14 rue Saint Jacques 56120 Josselin, Brittany, France)
  3. Using Currencies direct (https://rscds-bb.fr/en/ball-2023/sponsors-en) which will not incur any charges when opening the account nor when making the transaction.

Time limit and refund:

  1. Until the 1st of July, Early Bird reduction of 10%,
  2. Refund before the 1st of July: less 20 € - between July 1 and August 15: 50% - no refund after August 15.



  • By sea (https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/). Brittany Ferries sails to Saint Malo, Roscoff and Caen. It takes one and a half hour to get to Josselin from Saint Malo by road,
  • By air:
    • Rennes airport (https://www.rennes.aeroport.fr/), then by bus to Josselin changing at Rennes station,
    • Nantes and Paris airports, then by train to Rennes (direct) and bus (see above).


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