Combined Societies Dance 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019

Times 7.00 – 10.30pm

A joint event with London Highland Club, Little Ship Club, St Columba’s Dancers and London Reels

This year the dance is hosted by RSCDS London Branch

To music from Frank Reid and his SCD Band

Dance Programme:

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

Admission includes refreshments: TBA. All tickets to be purchased on the door. All dances will be recapped on request.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

The cribsheet is available in two formats:

MiniCrib PDF (PDF file with MiniCribs and Keith Rose diagrams)

SCDDB website dance list (to choose cribs, diagrams, videos and more information).

A joint event with London Highland Club, Little Ship Club, St Columba’s Dancers and London Reels

Contact details for the Combined Societies are:

London Highland Club – holds formal and informal dances at St Columba’s Church, Pont St on Saturdays. Contact Frank Bennett on +44 (0) 20 8715 3564 or email

St Columba’s Dancers – St Columba’s Dancers meets in the church hall every Monday (except for Bank Holidays) between October and May, from 7.15 until 10.00 p.m. All are welcome. We dance to recorded music mostly, and entrance is free, with just a £1.50 contribution for tea and biscuits at half time.  We have band nights five times a year, when a charge is made.   For further details contact Valerie Strachan, or 020 8693 5335.  Follow us on Twitter (@dancerscolumba) and Facebook.

Little Ship Club – is a well-established Scottish country dance group who meet at St Columba’s Pont Street on Thursday evenings every three weeks from September to May. We dance a wide variety of dances as well as the more familiar ones. We very often have a musician playing for us, and as a friendly social group we are always willing to welcome new members. It may be helpful to know the basic steps, but most dances are walked through. We break halfway through the evening for a picnic supper that participants bring themselves. Contact Stuart Thom on 0207 924 2081 or email.

London Reels – London Reels meets once per month (September – June) in the lower hall of St Columba’s Church in Pont Street,  SW1. This is a fantastic venue which can accommodate over 200 dancers on its large wooden dance floor.

We welcome novice and experienced reelers from around the world of all ages and backgrounds to share in this most beloved of Scottish pastimes.

At London Reels we teach and practise a limited number of dances. Beginners are especially welcome, and we pride ourselves on our ability to convert sceptical first-timers into reeling devotees!