Report and photos of our Christmas Dance 2017

Christmas Dance 2011Dancers who attended the Branch Christmas Dance were treated to a wonderful buffet provided by Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers as well as some wonderful festive music from Ian Robertson and his SCD Band. Our MCs for the evening, Rachel Wilton and Lindsey Rousseau, guided us seamlessly through the programme. We were very pleased to welcome visitors from Los Angeles and Toronto.
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St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Dance 2017 report and photos

On Saturday 18 November 2017 dancers came to celebrate St Andrew’s Night with a ceilidh dance to music from The Caledonian Reelers with MC Simon Wales.

Dances included: The Gay Gordons, The Canadian Barn Dance, The Eva Three Step, The Britannia Two Step, The Dashing White Sergeant, St Bernard’s Waltz, The Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow, Circle Waltz and many more.

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Society AGM 2017

Some of our members attended this year’s AGM in Perth and enjoyed the dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.

Branch Day School report 2017

Dancers gathered for the annual Branch Day School at Paddington Academy on Saturday 21 October. They enjoyed classes for all abilities with excellent teaching from Lindsey  Ibbotson, Tom Ibbotson, Helen Russell and William Williamson. Accompanying the classes with some fine music were Barbara Manning, Ian Muir, Judith Muir and Ian Robertson.

The Musicians’ workshop, led by Ian Muir (Prestwick), was enjoyed by some 20 musicians who then played for the evening’s dance, MC’d by Peter Knight. Read more »

Report on our New Season Dance 2017

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About 60 dancers attended our Opening Season Dance on Saturday 16 September 2017. Those who came were treated to some superb music from the Craigellachie Band and there was a great atmosphere on the dance floor. We were also pleased to welcome visitors from the U.S.A., Hong Kong and Ireland.

Margaret Shaw and her catering team provided us once again with some very tasty refreshments with Andrew Kellett and Pat Davoll, our MC’s for the evening, guiding us seamlessly through the dances.

Dance programme: The Frisky, Wisp of Thistle, The Captain’s House, The Nurseryman, The Gardeners’ Fantasia, The Castle of Mey, Bill Clement MBE, Bridge of Nairn, Clutha, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, Orwell Lodge Strathspey, The Isle, Inverneill House, 12 Coates Crescent, John of Bon Accord, MacLeod’s Fancy, Neidpath Castle, The Reel of the Royal Scots.

Report on Summer Wednesday Dance 2017

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Nearly 80 dancers enjoyed the Summer Wednesday dance to the superb music of Chris Oxtoby on 31 May 2017.  Jane Rose was our excellent MC for the evening and tasty refreshments were again provided by our team of Margaret, Lena, and George.  Thanks go to everyone who helped in ensuring the success of the evening and to all those who attended.

Dance Programme: Jig to the Music, The Grassmarket Reel, Fair Donald, The Rutland Reel, Light and Airy, Midsummer Common, The Sailor, Round Reel of Eight, The Haar on Skye, Domino Five, John Cass, City of Belfast, The Wild Geese, The Duke of Perth.
Extra: Catch the Wind.

 

Spring Dance 2017

Spring DanceDancers 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.

Winter Wednesday Dance 2017

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

Burns Ceilidh Dance 2018

Burns CeilidhSaturday 13th January 2018

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.

To music from Caledonian Reelers with MC Peter Knight


The dance programme included the Gay Gordons, Dunnet Head, Kelvingrove Two Step, Jig to the Music, A Highland Welcome, Canadian Barn Dance, My Love She’s but a Lassie Yet, Rosa Waltz, Dashing White Sergeant, The Boston Two Step, The Eightsome Reel, St Bernard’s Waltz, The Virginia Reel, Lambeth Walk, Britannia Two Step, Bluebell Polka, Be Seeing You, Strip the Willow (Orcadian Style) Extras: Swedish Masquerade, London Celebration.

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