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You don’t have to be Scottish, wear a kilt or even speak English to enjoy Scottish dancing and its traditional music.

You can hear renown fiddler Alasdair Fraser with cellist Natalie Haas. You can see Highland Dance Boston and the Boston Scottish Country Dancers in two performances Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, at Rt. 2A and Mass. Ave., Lexington.

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Dance to the lively beat of jigs, reels and hornpipes, and to the elegant strathspey, unique to Scottish music.

As the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society has branches worldwide -- with classes, parties and balls open to all -- traditional Scottish music has its proponents in Arlington, longtime residents Robert and Barbara McOwen.

Both are strongly involved with the society's Boston branch, which is sponsoring the concert. Robert teaches dance classes there. Barbara is the editor of The Tartan Times.

Other Arlington connections: Andrea Taylor and Laura DeCesare run the Boston Scottish Country Dancers, the demonstration team for the branch. Both are dancing in the Nov. 12 concert. 

This news announcement was published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, based on information was provided by the Boston branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, and Robert McOwen