We arrived at Bogbain Farm near Inverness with our buffet-in-a-suitcase, to find a large collection of antique accordions set up behind the stage, forming a very fitting backdrop for the evening’s entertainment!
A crowd of around 20 people soon arrived and we sat in a big circle to introduce ourselves, hear about the findings of Being Jewish in Scotland and conjure up memories of childhood that come from eating chopped herring, cream cheese, and smoked salmon bagels!
We were also joined by some local people with an interest in Jewish culture, and a particular love for Klezmer music, including several members of a local Christian Friends of Israel group. And once the band began to play, everyone jumped up to try out new moves and steps, joining in the lines, circles, and couples dances all the way through to the end of the evening. Linda Martin, SCoJeC’s new Volunteer Ambassador, even showed off a bit of the Highland Fling when the band segued from a Hora to a Scottish number!