Dancers who attended the Branch Spring Dance on 18th March were treated to some lively music from a five piece Craigevar Band who were on top form. Margaret Shaw and her team once again provided delicious refreshments, whilst Gaynor Curtis and Peter Knight guided us through an excellent programme of dances. It was a great evening enjoyed by all those who attended.
Programme: St. Andrew’s Fair, The Royal Yacht Britannia, The Silver Tassie, Bill Clement MBE, The Ladies of Dunse, Autumn in Appin, The Starry Eyed Lassie, Argyll Strathspey, The Earl of Mansfield, Inchmickery, College Hornpipe, Margaret Parker’s Strathspey, Ladies’ Fancy, None so Pretty (London Pride), The Dream Catcher, The Kelloholm Jig, The Minister on the Loch, The Montgomeries’ Rant.
More than 70 dancers enjoyed the Winter Wednesday dance on 15th February 2017 to the superb music of Sandra Smith and Christina Hood. The event took place in the Upper Hall and foyer as the main hall been double booked. This, however, did not put the dancers off from enjoying themselves. Jan Rose was our excellent MC for the evening and tasty refreshments were again provided by out team of Margaret, Lena, Thelma and George. Thanks go to everyone who helped in ensuring the success of the evening and to all those who attended.
Programme: Granville Market, The Dunedin Festival Dance, Karin’s Strathspey, Inchmickery, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Friendships, Catch the Wind, The Frisky, The College Hornpipe, Indian River Strathspey, The Piper and the Penguin, The Wild Geese, The Byron Strathspey, The Reel of the 51st Division.
Extra: Good Hearted Glasgow
Saturday 14th January 2017
A great opportunity to enjoy with your friends and family a traditional Burns Supper along with the fun of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing. With haggis (including a splash of whisky), neeps and tatties, piped in and addressed in the immortal way. Read more »
The 120 dancers who attended the Branch Christmas Dance were treated to a superb buffet provided by Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers as well as some wonderful festive music from Nicol McLaren and the Glencraig Band. Our MCs for the evening, Danielle Reinstein and Iain Farrell, guided us through the programme with ease and a great atmosphere prevailed on and off the dance floor.
Programme: Maxwell’s Rant, EH3 7AF, The Duchess Tree, John of Bon Accord, It’s Just for Fun, The Gentleman, The Black Mountain Reel, Best Set in the Hall, Glasgow Country Dance, The Dream Catcher, Joie de Vivre, Mr Iain Stuart Robertson, Miss Gibson’s Strathspey, The Dancing Master, Mrs Stewart of Fasnacloich, The Minister on the Loch, The Immigrant Lass, The Montgomeries’ Rant.
Photos supplied by Margaret Catchick, Elaine Davies and Jerry Reinstein.
The Society AGM took place the weekend of November 4th – 6th 2016.
At the AGM Helen Russell was appointed Chairman of London Branch, and Andrew Kellett, recent past Chairman of London Branch, was voted Chairman Elect. In addition Jean Martin was appointed as President of the Society.
We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his achievement and to Helen Russell and Jean Martin on their respective appointments. Read more »
Wednesday 26th October 2016
A dance featuring some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers.
To music from Sandra Smith and Christina Hood Read more »
The evening dance programme for the Branch Day School on 15th October 2016: Read more »
Saturday 10 September 2016
To music from: Strathallan
Dance programme: The Laird of Milton’s Daughter, The Kissing Bridge, Lord Elgin’s Reel, The Weathercock, General Stuart’s Reel, The Glasgow Highlanders, The Frisky, Autumn in Appin, The Countess of Dunmore’s Reel, Tribute to the Borders, Cadgers in the Canongate, Culla Bay, The Starry Eyed Lassie, The Cumbrae Reel, Up in the Air, Jennifer’s Jig, City of Belfast, Sleepy Maggie.
Saturday 11th June 2016
AGM: 6.45 – 7.30 p.m.
Dance: 7.30 – 10.30 p.m.
This dance took place after the Branch AGM to music from Barbara Manning and Calum Mitchell
Dance programme: EH3 7AF, Cramond Bridge, Cape Town Wedding, The Ladies of Dunse, The Minister on the Loch, The Reel of the 51st Division, Orpington Caledonians, Milltimber Jig, Linnea’s Strathspey, Meg Merrilees, Old Nick’s Lumber Room, The Belle of Bon Accord, Welcome to Ayr, The Robertson Rant, The De’il Amang the Tailors
Wednesday 1 June 2016
A programme of easier dances aimed at beginners and intermediate dancers to music from Chris Oxtoby
Dance Programme: It’s nae Bother, Nice to See You, Gramachie, Pelorus Jack, The Dancing Bees, Silver Roses, The Deil amang the Tailors, Kendall’s Hornpipe, Sands of Morar, Catch the Wind, Wisp of Thistle, Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan, Postie’s Jig, The Highlandman kissed his Mother.
Extras: Good Hearted Glasgow, 12 Coates Crescent.