FESTiRIBE Trip Bookings Open

14 Dec 2012

Following the great time we had hosting the Danes in May 2012, a rematch is planned in Ribe, Denmark around the 8th June 2013, when the Ribe Spillemandslaug participate in FESTiRIBE.
Preparations are in two parts. The first is to run an Instrumental Performance Group class. Here, Sharon Hassan leads a class that prepares and rehearses the performance and dance repertoire the group will take to Denmark. This takes place in Aberdeen and is organised by SC&T as classes are our core activity. With 10 weeks rehearsal, this is sounding great already! Note that you do not need to be in this class to travel but you will need to learn the performance and dance sets posted by Sharon.
The Second part is the trip to Denmark itself. This is a separate, self financing, endeavour undertaken by the travelling members (as holiday planning is not really core SC&T activity) – Hector has offered to lead this part.  The current plan is to run this in a similar way to the Danish visit to Aberdeen, with Scottish visitors being accommodated by Danish hosts.
Group travel takes a bit of coordination and forward planning so those planning to travel with the group must complete a sign-up form and get this to Hector Forsyth with a £60 deposit by 22nd December. Once we know how many want to go, KLM will reserve seats and provide us with estimated costs. Those making their own travel arrangements to Ribe should also complete a sign-up form, though this is not needed before the 22nd December. Independent travellers will also need to make a contribution to group costs 40 days before departure.
BOOK NOW. The sign-up form can be found, here. The outline plan so far can be found, here, in mind map form – do zoom in and browse around as there is a lot of detail.
If demand is high, priority will be given to folk that hosted Danes back in May and members of the current Instrumental Performance Group class.
Any questions can be emailed to office@scottishculture.org and Hector will answer (and share in an FAQ list if that is appropriate).

Further reading on Ribe at visitribe.dk where they have an online version of their 2012 guide.