We have a really cool winter warmer
to add to TAoES Attire in the next week or so. Keep an eye out, we’re excited to launch and wear this new product!
We’d love if you considered one of our TAoES Attire products as a Crimbo present for your nearest and dearest (exiled Scot or not). Or treat yourself, there’s nothing like a little bit of self love during these times. We personalise all deliveries with a handwritten note, so if you’d like something specific, let us know! We ship internationally, so it’s the perfect gift for your Exiled pals and family.
Have a peruse and see what you fancy from TAoES Attire
Currently, we are suiting up for St Andrew’s in power suits and TAoES Tees. Join us and look as fabulous as co-founder Anna. Get your tee now and show the world you’re a proud Exiled Scot wherever you are in the lead up to St Andrew’s, and of course the main event on 30th November.
To learn St Andrew’s Day related material and more around Scotland’s (and many other countries) patron Saint, join in on our TAoES Culture & Music School Zoom Classes.
Gaelic Song – Sunday 1pm BST
Step Dancing – Monday 7pm BST
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part
We love our TAoES community, and you’re very welcome to join. Whether you’re an Exiled Scot, live in Scotland or love Scotland, come and join us. Follow us on insta @theassociationofexiledscots, join a class, get a tee!
We’ll see you soon,
What a month September has been! We have produced an advert for our good friends at the Scottish Business Network (SBN), contributed a film piece to Scottish International Week and have been working hard at our Scottish Step dancing and Gaelic song classes.
The SBN message came from around the globe. It brings together SBN ambassadors in praise of Scotland, what the country has achieved and looks towards a positive future. The business community contributed heavily to this with messages of innovation, technological advances and of course, Scottish humour! Check it out below.
We moved straight from one filming project to another. As you can see from the picture above our Scottish International Week project was a serious business. ‘The Tradition with TAoES’ was a whistle stop tour through the rich culture that Scotland holds with Scots song, Step dancing, Gaelic song and the man himself- Robert Burns. Still available via catch up #SIW.
Ainsley has just started teaching some ‘Spooky Halloween’ songs so we are all ready for 31st. Here she is taking notes with her serious pen!
We have so much coming up in October- check out our spooky Halloween step dancing deal, keep your eyes peeled for our St Andrews day Tees and come join us to sing Gaelic Halloween songs! Drop us an email for more information email@example.com
At TAoES HQ, we have been working like little trojans over lockdown.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s been a trying time, as we’re both performers and the events side of TAoES has not been out and about performing as usual.
Although, we’ve kept ourselves singing and dancing with live zoom performances and musical postcards for birthdays and other special occasions. It’s a cracking gift for those that already have so much. It’s also a great way to scare, sorry, we mean surprise… someone in your family on their special day. We saw some real looks of terror when we randomly joined some zoom calls, but luckily it all went to plan and we didn’t scare folk too much.
We can provide anything your heart desires for these performances, from Carol King to some Gaelic Puirt, so get creative with your asks, we love a challenge.
We’ve also kept our Step Dance and Gaelic Song Classes going on a Sunday for a strong 24 weeks. We can’t tell you how much we have enjoyed doing our Sunday classes. We so appreciate the wonderful TAoES Community that attend every week.
Due to the success of the Sunday classes, we are looking to add a Scots Song class through the week. We’d like to hear from you when you would like the class. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all of you who have purchased a TAoES TEE from our new TAoES Attire shop. You can pick from our selection of tees featuring our logo and national emblem of Scotland – the unicorn. Although, we’ll take credit for the sparkly unicorn. Pick from our 4 different styles
- Suns Oot Guns Oot
- The Cheek O It
- The Pure Dead Classic
- The Gallus Sleeve
Have a look and order now
And a huge well done to our TAoES TEE competition winners. We can’t wait for you all to receive your TEE.
Euan B Pollock
Jamie McGeechan (Little Fire)
We’ve got an few exciting collaborations cooking with TAoES productions. We’ve had a few successful writing sessions and are looking forward to filming. We have also been working on a project with The Scottish Business Network that we can’t wait for you all to see. We’ll keep you posted!
So, all in, it’s been quite a busy month with our forever growing community, that you are more than welcome to join. If you’re a Scot somewhere in the world or you just love the place, then join us.
Join our socials or even email us. We can’t wait to hear from you.
Chì sinn a dh’aithgheàrr sibh
Welcome to the first ever TAoES blog! We are launching this as we look back at what has been a strange year. As a company which set up to arrange Scottish entertainers for events, teach Scottish culture and bring the ‘round the fire’ craic to the world, CV19 was a bit of a setback. In talking about the effect of CV19 on TAoES we are incredibly aware that the effect of this disease worldwide has been devastating and we wanted to acknowledge that.
With all classes and events canceled for the foreseeable we decided to move as much as possible online. It has been a real pleasure to grow both our stepdance community and then add our Gaelic song class to our community. These classes are open to all levels and our reviews have been great! We have class on Sunday afternoon (SD at 12noon and GS at 1pm) and then share tips, song snippets and news via our FB community page.
As performers ourselves, we know the struggle this shutdown has caused. At TAoES we immediately decided to offer ‘virtual postcards’ – A way to send a message to a business, about a product or to a loved one. A ‘packaged’ performance tailored to your needs. These have not only been fun to create and make, but have helped keep performance ‘live’ for us.
There is no doubt it has been a strange year (and we are only just over half way) but it has been amazing to see how people have adapted on an individual and organisation level becoming more accessible ( neighbours helping neighbours/ companies reaching around the world) and open. We are here if you’d like to tap some dance steps out or learn Gaelic song with others. We have a community and you would be so welcome to join!
Until the next time
Chì sinn a dh’aithgheàrr sibh