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Thursday, January 20, 2005

01/20/05 - Scottish Country Dancing & More

January 19, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER OR ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE DENTON, TX: CEILI & SOCIAL: Feb. 26 GHILLIES FOR SALE SCOTLAND'S HERITAGE, VOL. 1 (DVD): HUGH MORRISON SCOTTISH MAYHEM: LARS, BRYAN & JIMMY THE ROGUES: UPDATE INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: Our theme was "Robert Burns" and we included several dances in his honor (marked with an *): *Royal Dumfries Volunteers, John McAlpin, It's A Girl, Sisters of the Heart, *Blue Bonnets, Danger Is Sweet, *O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast, Irish Rover, Laird of Atherton (twice) and Green Burn. MEMBER NEWS: * MARILYN JOHNSON is in Washington, DC at the Inaugural Events and tonight attended a reception for the US Congress, and Thursday will be at an Inaugural Ball. * ALICE RHOADES has been cast in the chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta "Patience" at one of the Rice colleges this winter (tentative performance dates: Mar.16-19 and Mar. 23-26)! * WALLY KELM, son of SUSAN & RAY KELM, recently earned elite status on the Texas High School Coaches Association's academic all-state football team. NEXT WEEK (Jan 26): Our theme is "Australia Day" which is Jan. 26; I'd like to dedicate next Wednesday to an Australian friend of mine, NORMA BAWN, who passed away last year. To learn more about Australia Day: Also we'll finalize the dances for our demo Jan. 29 at Treemont. PHOTO on the website: Portrait of Robert Burns; Christmas Party: Circle Waltz JANUARY BIRTHDAYS: better late than never :-) A belated Happy Birthday to: 5 - Bobbie Jo Walker 8 - Pat Reesby, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand 9 - Lisa Stallsworth 10 - John Paul Cavanaugh 16 - Alice Rhoades 18 - Jan Hutchins 19 - Barb Clemons and Happy Birthday to: 21 - Moon Weiss We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians. For more details see the end of this newsletter. ************* CALENDAR PAGE (details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: THE COMING WEEK: 22 SATURDAY * BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL IRISH * Heather and Thistle Society's 52nd Annual Burns Supper * FT. WORTH, TX: ONE DAY WORKSHOP: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING - FREE * Celtic Voyage at the Bayview Duck on Hwy 146 * CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY 23 SUNDAY * Remembrance of Robert Burns by Heather & Thistle Rose Garden - Hermann Park, 3 pm * Men of Houston Morris Dancers * YOUTH ACTIVITIES: St. Andrews Youth Venturing Group * IRISH SESSION 6.15pm. Rudyards Pub * Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 24 MONDAY * Heather and Thistle Society, Program: Robert Burns Club Presenting The Jolly Beggars, A Cantata * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 25 TUESDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch SOCIAL * Celtic Chorus of Houston * Strings n' Things 26 WEDNESDAY: * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! Theme: "Australia Day" *Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Open Mike Jan. 27-Feb. 6 Spring Woods High School Performing Arts Department Presents Ahrens and Flaherty's Seussical the Musical ************* DENTON, TX: CEILI & SOCIAL: Feb. 26 7 pm - 10 pm (come at 6:30 to walk thru dances) Where: Senior Center, Denton, Texas, 509 N. Bell Avenue, Denton, TX Who: Dancers! (Scottish Country Dancers, Irish dancers, Contra Dancers) Sponsors: Denton Celtic Dancers and the Irish Dance Club Music: Lone Star Ceili Band Cost: $5, $3 for students Refreshments provided FOR MORE INFO: June Skinner dance list, in no particular order. Scottish Dances: Barmkin, Machine Without Horses, Dashing White Sergeants, Wild Geese, Reel of the Royal Scots, Trip to Bavaria, St. John River, Robertson Rant, Johnnie Walker or 1314, Corn Rigs, Highland Rambler Irish Dances: An Rince Mor, Bonfire Dance, Bridge of Athlone, Duke Reel, Glencar Reel, Haymakers Jig, Lanigans Ball ************* GHILLIES FOR SALE From: Lynda Murray at "like new" - only worn once - size 7 "Jimmy" original price $50; will sell for $30 ************ SCOTLAND'S HERITAGE, VOL. 1 (DVD): HUGH MORRISON "A musical journey through Scotland's splendid scenery, starting at Tighnabruaich and ending with the Highland Fling at the games in Attadale, visiting, among many others, Glencoe, Ardnamurchan, Glen Shiel and Plockton." The music of HUGH MORRISON is featured on tracks 4, 5 and 6! Dianna's Note: This is a beautiful and relaxing video; you can put it on and just enjoy the wonderful music and/or watch the images of Scotland - makes me want to pack my bags and head for the airport :-) It's also good for meditation, as a travelogue and would be a wonderful video for those who have booths at highland games and festivals and want to play a representative sample of Scottish music and scenery. Cost $24 US; for more info see Hugh's page at which states: "This DVD is formatted to play in any DVD player/computer. You can order a copy of "Scotland's Heritage Vol.1" by emailing or calling 01506 857077. (H&M Video are family run business based in Scotland and will ship worldwide)" ********** SCOTTISH MAYHEM: LARS, BRYAN & JIMMY Welcome back Lars, Bryan and Jimmy... Reunited again as Scottish Mayhem!! Visit the website for more information Scottish Mayhem consists of Lars Sloan, Bryan Blaylock and Jimmy Mitchell, all former and founding members of the Scottish Rogues. With Six Grammy Award Nominations, they have been entertaining fans all over the world since 1995. Their unique style, original music and energetic stage shows are what allow them to break the boundaries of traditional Celtic music and entertain even the harshest critics. The versatility of the band and their show allows them to do acoustic performances at Renaissance festivals or small pubs as well as non-acoustic performances at larger venues. They have made music with Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, Jane Seymour, Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Former President George Bush, Prince Charles and many others. Most of their music is original tunes written by Lars or Jimmy. *********** THE ROGUES: UPDATE From: "Randy Wothke" <> The Rogues Welcome Jeremy Freeman . . . He began his piping career at age 9 at the acclaimed St. Thomas Episcopal School in Houston under the tutelage of world renowned Gold Medalist Mike Cusack. Jeremy, an open class piper, has won numerous and prestigious solo piping competitions in Scotland and the U.S, . . . E.J. Jones, Nelson Stewart and Randy Wothke invite you to come out to McHenry's Pub in Ft. Worth on Friday, January 28 and to McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub on Saturday, January 29th to meet Jeremy and to hear some new music from their upcoming new album. ******** 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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