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Friday, February 04, 2005

02/04/05 - Scottish Country Dancing & More

Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents February 2, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER OR ******* REMINDER: GATHERING OF THE CELTS, SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2-6 PM + Wonderful line up of entertainment, a variety of Celtic organizations and vendors! Recently added: POOR MAN'S FORTUNE with EJ JONES! & Highland dancing - HEATHER VACKERS! Check it out at: ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE TRINITY SCOTTISH FESTIVAL / SAM HOUSTON FOLK FESTIVAL, April 22, 23 & 24 AUSTIN, TX: CEILIDH FEB. 12 SCOTTISH DANCING IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRENCH CHATEAU, JUNE 23-JULY 2, 2006 INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: NEXT WEEK: VALENTINE'S THEME! TONIGHT: We danced: The Atholl Reel, Polka Dots, Machine without Horses, Monymusk, Red Ghillies, Reel of Troop 398, Gretchin's Fancy, Sisters of the Heart, Good Hearted Glasgow and Green Burn. For our Mardi Gras theme we had purple, green & yellow beads and decorations, King Cake, and Cajun music during intermission :-) This month's list of dances can be found at PHOTOs on the website: New Year's "Lassies" and Rafael Enriquez performing the "first footing" for 2005! FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 9 - Eddie Clark 11 - Val Hill 15- Valerye Bull 16 - Jenna Parshall 18 - Jim Fraser 20 - Carolyn Maddox 22 - Marie Murphy MEMBER NEWS MARILYN JOHNSON has posted photos from her trip to Washington for the Inauguration with commentary at which starts: "The NRCC sent me an invitation to George W. Bush’s second Inauguration. Should I go? I had been on their Business Advisory Council for several years and had received a Ronald Reagan Gold Medal “for recognition of my support of President Bush and the Republican Party” from them just before the election in 2004. This year they nominated me to be Businesswoman of the Year. They seemed to like me, and this might be exciting!" note: it does take a bit to download but great photos :-) - Dianna DEMO OPPORTUNITIES: 1. to help me out in teaching ceilidh dances :-) Friday, Feb 11 CEILIDH Southminster Presbyterian Church 2. demo about 15 min. February 27, Gathering of the Celts 2-6 p.m 3.we've been asked to do demos for: TRINITY SCOTTISH FESTIVAL / SAM HOUSTON FOLK FESTIVAL, April 22, 23 & 24 4. April 30 / May 1 - Houston Farm & Ranch Club St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community's Annual Spring Festival. 5. May 13-15, 2005 HOUSTON HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL 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: 3 THURSDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch Central General Class Teacher Bill Zobel * Houston Highland Games Association MEETING 4 FRIDAY * Swingin' in the Cafe Houston Swing Out 8:00 PM BORDERS Houston - Kirby * YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND (bluegrass) Meridien 5 SATURDAY * Celtic Voyage Bayview Duck 8.00 PM. located on Highway 146 * RECORDER MEETIING Melody's Traditional Music Feb. 5-14 Tasmania: A Nature & Walking Trip for Dancers & Friends Trips by Ken McFarland 6 SUNDAY * Men of Houston Morris Dancers * YOUTH ACTIVITIES: St. Andrews Youth Venturing Group * JULIAN CALENDAR NEW YEAR PARTY With The Gypsies MERIDIAN * IRISH SESSION 6.15pm. Rudyards Pub 7 MONDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch LEAGUE CITY, TX: Class: WOODLANDS: Class * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 8 TUESDAY * Celtic Chorus of Houston 7:30-9:30 pm:KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 803 * Strings n' Things 9 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! Valentine Theme *Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Open Mike ************* TRINITY SCOTTISH FESTIVAL / SAM HOUSTON FOLK FESTIVAL, April 22, 23 & 24 The Trinity Scottish Festival will now be an official part of the Sam Houston Folk Festival held annually on the Sam Houston Museum Grounds - a Division of the Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX! contact: Scottish Heritage Coordinator, Jean North (tel: 936 594 0195; email: For more information on the festival - please visit the website ************* AUSTIN, TX: CEILIDH FEB. 12 Austin Scottish Country Dancers are hosting a ceilidh-- An evening of dancing and Scottish entertainment Everyone is invited! Saturday, February 12, 2005 St Georges Church Parish Hall 4301 N. IH 35 (at Airport) 7:30 - 10:30 PM $5.00 donation For information:; 327-2869 ************ SCOTTISH DANCING IN THE LOIRE VALLEY, FRENCH CHATEAU, JUNE 23-JULY 2, 2006 From: "Ken McFarland" <> With Music by Waverley Station My 2005 French Chateaux trip has filled up, so I've booked an entire chateau (the chateau de Saint Loup) in the Loire Valley for a week of Scottish Dancing in 2006. By bringing the chateau other dance groups in 2006 I am able to reduce the cost of all the trips (English and Contra each have a dance week there). Check out the attached electronic brochure! Please reply by EMAIL ONLY to And mail the requested deposit promptly to finalize your confirmation. (FYI a similar offer last week to English dancers filled 28 of the 34 possible spaces quickly, so I encourage you to think it over and move as quickly as possible :) The brochure will be on my web page soon: ********* 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 Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents
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