Amethyst has been chosen many times to be the official representative of Nova Scotia at
festivals, shows and conventions and at other times have served as unofficial ambassadors for the
province. Amethyst has thrilled audiences at Clan Gatherings, Weddings, Conventions, summer
outdoor concerts, multi-cultural events, on cruise ships, including the Q.E. II, and dockside piers.
Their talent, enthusiasm and unique form of dancing has taken them to Festival-By-The-Sea in
Saint John, New Brunswick, to Winterlude Window On Canada in Ottawa, to Sea World and the
San Antonio Folk Festival in Texas, to London England's Covent Gardens Market, to Edinburgh's and Chester England's Fringe Festivals, to performances in the Banquet Hall of
Blair Castle and grounds' of Stirling and Caernarfon Castles. They have appeared on many television shows, including Much Music with Ashley MacIssac, and they have done many shows
of their own to raise funds for charitable organizations.
The Nova Scotia Protocol Office has chosen dancers from AMETHYST to usher guests
and form Honour Guards for visiting dignitaries including Princess Margaret, Queen Beatrix of
the Netherlands and the President of Iceland. The dancers had the great honour of performing for
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her Royal tour of Nova Scotia in 1994 and performing
for the leaders of the G-7 countries during the Halifax Summit. They have performed at both the
World and Canadian Figure Skating Championships, with Rita MacNeil at the Citadel, and for the N.A.T.O. Foreign Ministers. The Amethyst Dancers are also regular performers in the annual
Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax.
|San Antonio Folk Festival
|Ribbon of Dreams with Ashley MacIsaac
(Photo Provided Courtesy of George Georgakakos)
|1994 Royal Tour of Nova Scotia -- Queen Elizabeth II
Other appearances have included:
- Lunenburg Folk Festival
- World Junior Canoe Championships
- Children's Miracle Network Telethon
- NATO Foreign Minister's Conference
- The Gaelic College 50th Anniversary
- Mabou Benefit Performances - A Cultural Experience
- Have performed alongside 'The Rankin Family', 'Natalie MacMaster', 'John Allen Cameron' and 'The Alexander Brothers'
- ... and have numerous Local, National and International television appearances
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