Dancers from RSCDS London Branch, The Highland Club, Little Ship Club, St. Coiumba’s Dancers and London Reels joined together on March 30 for the Combined Societies Dance which this year was hosted by RSCDS London Branch. Frank Reid provided us with superb music, Margaret Shaw and team provided tasty refreshments and Lizzie Conder, Peter Forrow, Peter Knight, Roy Southall and Simon Wales were our excellent MCs who guided us seamlessly through the dances. A great evening enjoyed by all who attended.
Hooper’s Jig, Festival Fling, Argyll Strathspey, Muirland Willie, Glastonbury Tor, Margaret Parker’s Strathspey, Best Set in the Hall, Miss Eleanor, Mairi’s Wedding, Miss Mary Douglas, John of Bon Accord, The New Scotland Strathspey, The Wild Geese, The Australian Ladies, Gang the Same Gate, Inchmickery, City of Belfast, The Reel of the Royal Scots
The Winter Wednesday dance was a superb evening with beginners and experienced dancers coming together to dance to excellent music from Sandra Smith and Christina Hood. Margaret Shaw and her team provided us with tasty refreshments and Davinia Miln and Judith Jones guided us smoothly through the dances. A great evening enjoyed by the many who attended.
Dance programme: Good Hearted Glasgow, The Dashing White Sergeant, The Byron Strathspey, Follow Me Home, Round Reel of Eight, The Haar on Skye, The Montgomeries’ Rant, St Andrew’s Fair, Fisherman’s Reel, Holyrood Strathspey, EH3 7AF, Jessie’s Hornpipe, The Sailor, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Catch the Wind
On Saturday 12th January 2019 dancers and their families enjoyed a traditional Burns Night ceilidh and a supper provided by Margaret Shaw and her catering team. Piper Ryan Ellsworth piped in the haggis which was addressed by Ian Rutherford (See photos). Read more »
Despite torrential rain, over 90 dancers attended the Branch Christmas dance on Saturday 15 December 2018 and were treated to superb music from David Hall and his SCD Band as well as delicious refreshments provided by Margaret Shaw and her team. Rachel Wilton and Danielle Reinstein were our excellent MCs for the evening. It was a really wonderful start to the Christmas festivities.
Dance programme: The Hollin Buss, Catch the Wind, Gramachie, The Starry Eyed Lassie, The First of September, Margaret Parker’s Strathspey, Orpington Caledonians, Culla Bay, Cadgers in the Canongate, Follow Me Home, The Glasgow Highlanders, The College Hornpipe, Over the Water to Charlie (New Way), Cape Town Wedding, Glastonbury Tor, Fair Enough, Miss Eleanor, The Reel of the Royal Scots.
Some of our Beginners Class dancers attended the Autumn Wednesday dance on 24 October 2018. They and other enthusiastic dancers dancedThe Brudenell Jig, A Highland Welcome, MacDonald of the Isles, Flowers of Dunbeg, Gramachie, Granville Market, Catch the Wind, The Old Man of Storr, The Machine without Horses, The Wind on Loch Fyne, The Lass of Richmond Hill, Fair Enough, The Minister on the Loch, The Reel of the 51st Division. The lively music from Sandra Smith on piano and Barbara Manning on fiddle led to several encores and a fun evening was had by all. Read more »
Our Day School on Saturday 20 October 2018 was a great success with about 115 dancers and 18 musicians in attendance. Hopefully those who missed it this year will be able to make it next year.
Thanks go to all those who helped on the day with a particularly big thank you to Margaret Shaw her daughter Sarah, sister Anne and Lena Robinson who provided us with excellent refreshments and who didn’t stop all day. Thank you also to our MC Simon Wales for the evening dance and to Ian Robertson and the Day School musicians whose music was superb to dance to.
This dance took place after the Branch AGM to music from Calum Mitchell
Dance programme: Joie de Vivre, Summer Wooing, Lammermuir Hills, Links with St Petersburg, Summer Assembly, The Middleton Medley, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Machine Without Horses, Bohemian Reflections, The Haar on Skye, EH3 7AF, Glastonbury Tor, Scotch Mist, Quarries’ Jig, The Highlandman Kissed his Mother.
Dance Programme: EH3 7AF, Festival Interceltique, Invercauld’s Reel, Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan, The Starry Eyed Lassie, Fair Donald, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Pelorus Jack, Hello-Goodbye, The Craven Twelvesome, Joie de Vivre , Silver Roses, Inchmickery, The De’il Amang the Tailors.
On Wednesday 14th February 2018 dancers enjoyed the music of Sandra Smith on piano and and Christina Hood on fiddle. Dances were called by Jane Rose.
Dance programme: Charlestown Chaser, The Dunedin Festival Dance, Hello-Goodbye, Crom Allt, Fair Enough, The Valentine, The Highlandman’s Umbrella, New Year Jig, Ca’ the Ewes tae the Knowes, Blue Bonnets, Scott Meikle, C’est l’Amour, 12 Coates Crescent, The Reel of the 51st Division
Extra: Good Hearted Glasgow Read more »
The Branch Burns Supper Ceilidh on 16 January 2018 was once again a great success. 170 dancers enjoyed dancing to the superb music of the Caledonian Reelers as well as enjoying the delicious traditional supper of haggis, neaps and tatties provided by Margaret Shaw and her hard-working team. Iain Farrell piped in the haggis which was paraded by Willie Lawrence, and Ian Rutherford addressed it with great style.