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Thursday, January 13, 2005

01/13/04 - Scottish Country Dancing & More

January 12, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER OR ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE CELTIC CONCERT & CEILIDH THIS SUNDAY JAN. 16! (updated entertainment) PART TIME HARP BOX BUILDER NEEDED DIANNA'S MISCELLANY *Alaska Cruise *In Pictures: Your Scotland *Famous Scottish Haggis Stories *Deep Fried Candy Bars - Scotland's Worst Food *Free Cell INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We celebrated our 7th Anniversary! and are now starting our 8th year. We danced: Biding Our Time, Polka Dots, Atholl Reel, Laird of Atherton, Green Burn, White Cockade, The Anniversary, Danger Is Sweet, and It's A Girl (Welcome to the World). DEMOS: *this Sunday 3 pm (est) at Knights of Columbus for the Celtic Concert & Ceilidh (see article below) *Saturday, Jan. 29, 3:45-4:30 pm, Treemont House (retirement home where Ed Young's parents live), 2501 Westerland (two blocks east of Gessner) and we'll plan to go out for dinner after. [note: our own SUSAN KELM will play piano and sing Robert Burns' songs for both these.] MARK YOUR CALENDAR: BARBARA DOWNIE CONCERT FEB. 10, St. Thomas University PHOTO on the website: Composite for our 7th Anniversary! NEW MEMBER LISTING: LYNDA MURRAY We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians. For more details see the end of this newsletter. ************* CELTIC CONCERT & CEILIDH THIS SUNDAY JAN. 16! 2-6 pm Location: The Knights of Columbus Council 803 (Main Room) 2616 Louisiana, Houston, Texas near downtown, bounded by Louisiana (one way going north) Smith (one way going south) Dennis and McGowen Map NO COVER CHARGE but we ask for donations for our performers. tentative schedule: 2:00 pm SINGING! *Julian Tribe & THE CELTIC CHORUS OF HOUSTON *Susan Kelm: Robert Burns' Ballads *Sia LaBelle Beaton 3-4 DANCING! *Good Time Scottish Dancers with Hugh Morrison, Accordian *Ceilidh Dancing! 4:00 FEATURED PERFORMER: RICHARD KEAN (BAGPIPES!) 5-6 PM Men of Houston - Morris Dancers followed by Open Mic / Session Players Beer, wine, soft drinks, chips, peanuts & candy available at reasonable prices. ************* CALENDAR PAGE (details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: ) THE COMING WEEK: 13 THURSDAY *BURNS CLUB January 14-16, 2005 BAYOU BEDLAM Contra Dance Workshop & Dance 15 SATURDAY *FORT WORTH, TX: Scottish Clans Of North Texas Burns' Night Celebration * Celtic Voyage at Bayview Duck 16 SUNDAY * CELTIC CONCERT & CEILIDH (see article above) * Houston Folklore and Folk Music Society Pickin' Party * YOUTH ACTIVITIES: St. Andrews Youth Venturing Group * SHAPE NOTE SINGING *Nightingale 8 pm (A Vermont-based trio consisting of Becky Tracy (fiddle), Keith Murphy (piano, guitar, foot percusion, vocals) and Jeremiah McLane (piano, accordian). Oxford Hall, 1135 Oxford in the Heights * BARN DANCE * Julian Calendar New Year: The Gypsies 17 MONDAY *International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 18 TUESDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch SOCIAL * LONGVIEW, TX: Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas Monthly meeting * Celtic Chorus of Houston (no meeting this Tuesday) * Strings n' Things 19 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! *Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Open Mike ************* PART TIME HARP BOX BUILDER NEEDED: We need a part time employee to build shipping boxes for harps. If you know of anyone, or can make an announcement, I would be very appreciative. They could contact me at 281-890-4500 or e-mail me at Mary Radspinner Melody's Traditional Music ********** DIANNA'S MISCELLANY *ALASKA CRUISE: I'm considering putting a group together for an Alaska cruise; let me know if you're interested. * IN PICTURES: YOUR SCOTLAND (BBC) Jan 1 - 7 (readers send these in from all over Scotland): including Stonehaven's Fire Festival, (submitted by Janell Macafee Hamor) FAMOUS SCOTTISH HAGGIS STORIES sent in by Donna Robert Deep-Fried Candy Bars: Scotland's Worst Food? (submitted by Marie Murphy) *Free Cell - anyone who plays Free Cell on their computer - if you manage to finish game 11982 please let me know :-) ********* COME JOIN US: Wednesdays, 7-10 pm SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE website: NEW DANCERS WELCOME - Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent / guardian). $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) - fourth consecutive Wednesday free. Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas (3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd. - 2 story red brick - entrance recessed about 15 feet from street - dancing upstairs). LINKS ON WEBSITE with map & photo MAP: PHOTO OF HALL: *************************** Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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