William Willianson

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

Details of the Ball 2024

The RSCDS Breton Branch (RSCDS-BB) is organising their second international ball in Josselin (Morbihan) from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th September 2023 as follows:


Centre Culturel L'Ecusson de Josselin,

Details :

Thursday 12th Evening Private invitation to Penny Gibbs's, RSCDS-BB Chairman.

Friday 13th From 2:00pm
  • Visit Ojigi, the textile and jewelry boutique, and discover craftsmanship from India and beyond,

  • Tasting tour of the Brasserie Lancelot.


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.
Saturday 14th Before 10:00am It will be possible to visit the Josselin Saturday market which begins early.
10:00am-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 15th Morning Sightseeing and walking tours (organisation in progress).
1:30pm Lunch at restaurant (reservation required).


William Williamson, RSCDS Chairman


Strathallan Scottish Country Dance Band


Gilbert Le Bian

Ball Programme:

1. Jennifer's Jig J32 3/4L Drewry: RSCDS LIII
2. The Ravelston Rant R32 2/4L Whitley: Edinburgh 90
3. The Orchards of Co. Armagh S32 3/3L Anderson: RSCDS LIII
4. Gothenburg's Welcome J32 3/4L Munro: RSCDS XXXVII
5. Orpington Caledonians R32 3/4L Brenchley: RSCDS XLIX
6. The Platinum Orb S32 4S Reid: Birmingham Platinum Book 2016
7. Miss Allie Anderson J32 3/4L Corson: RSCDS Leaflets
8. The Glens of Angus R32 4/4L Henderson: RSCDS XXIII
9. Moment Of Truth S32 3/4L Sigg: RSCDS XXXVII
10. Portincaple Oak M64 4S Thorn: The Magic of Music - Book 2
11. Rougemont Castle S32 3/3L Brown: RSCDS XLVIII
12. Noah's Ark J32 2/4L Maarseveen: RSCDS XLIII
13. The 50th Parallel R48 5/5L Zobel&Johnstone;: Dancing on Air
14. She's ower young to marry yet S32 3/4L Thompson (18C): RSCDS XIV
15. The Luckenbooth Brooch J32 3/4L Dickson: RSCDS LIII
16. City of Stirling Reel R32 3/4L Goldring: RSCDS LIII
17. Neidpath Castle S32 3/3L Haynes: RSCDS XXII
18. The Reel of the 51st Division R32 3/4L Atkinson: RSCDS XIII
19. Shiftin' Bobbins R32 3/4L Clowes: RSCDS 30 popular, Vol 2
20. The Waternish Tangle J32 3/4L Barfoot: Skye 2

Price list:

Friday 13th Friday night Ceilidh 5 €
Saturday 14th Day School + lunch 35 €
Ball + dinner 45 €
Dinner for non dancers 25 €
Sunday 15th 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:
  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-2024/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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