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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

02/23/05 - HATDS Off to Larry & Gathering of the Celts

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Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents The HATDS OFF TO LARRY dance is in Houston this weekend Come and visit with Larry Jennings Gathering of the Celts Feb 27 INFO BELOW ********************************************************** In This issue: Our Schedule: HATDS OFF INFO HATDS INFO: Other Events: WHEN IN DOUBT SWING INFO: Contra Dan’s info: Oxford Hall info: Dance Groups and Things To Do: ******************************************* Our Schedule ******************************************* Sat.Feb 26 – HATDS OFF to Larry Jennings Special Double Dance To honor and visit with Larry Jennings With his son Mark Jennings calling Music by: Last Gaspé The dance will start at 2:00 with a Potluck at 5:00 The second session starts at 7:00pm This event has become a mini-weekend with a Fri.Feb 25 Last Gaspé Concert at Oxford Hall 8:00 PM and a Sun.Feb 27 NOON DANCE at Oxford Hall 12:00 – 2:00 PM Mar 26: Calling by: Dorcas Hand Music by :The Spring Breakers May 14: Music by: Happenstance: Mimi Rogers and Allison Hicks from Dallas ****************************************** “HATDS” OFF TO LARRY ******************************************* Saturday, Febuary 26, 2005 Honoring Larry Jennings – A Contra Dance Legacy and Treasure Calling: Mark Jennings Music: Last Gaspé This is a Double Contra Dance 2p to 5p Afternoon Dance 5:15p to 7:15p Pot Luck Dinner (Please bring a donation of food, we will have a “Pizza Run” if people make $ donations) 7:30p to 11p Evening Dance Central Presbyterian Church 3788 RICHMOND Wear your favorite Dance Hat! Admission for “HATDS” OFF TO LARRY $15 both sessions OR $10 for one session Larry Jennings has written two books on contra dance, Zesty Contras and Give and Take. His work has influenced the growth of contra dancing and contra dance calling all over the U.S. He has been involved with contra dance for nearly half a century. Mark Jennings is Larry’s son, and has been surrounded by traditional dancing and music his whole life. Mark is proudly honoring his father by calling this special tribute to Larry. As a player of the clarinet, Mark has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally. Last Gaspé are based in Madison, WI. Blending traditional forms with contemporary innovations Last Gaspé creates an infectious, sparkling sound. A New England style contra dance band they combine Canadian, Irish and American fiddle music that swings! Sound familiar? Last Gaspé played for Bayou Bedlam in 2001. More details on the Jennings family’s involvement in Contra Dance can be found at ~ Additional Events ~ Friday Night: Concert with Last Gaspé at Oxford Hall 8:00 PM- The Concert is $10 Sunday Noon Dance at Oxford Hall (Head/Bohlae) 12:00-2:00PM $5.00 We are offering hospitality, email to Lots more info at: ******************************************* HATDS DANCES AT: CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3788 RICHMOND Just east of Wesylan. (enter on Timmons) (near the old Compac Center) *********************************************************** Houston Contra Dances are at : 8:00p and end at : 11:00 p $6 members; $8 non-members $4 students over 16 w/ID $3 student members and dancers 12-16 Free under 12 ************************************************************ Live Music-Always! No Partners or Experience Necessary Every Dance is Taught and Called Always open to the Public THE FIRST DANCE IS A TEACHING SESSION Contra dancing is a type of American folk dancing with roots in English traditions. It is done in lines of couples, women facing, or contra, men. A caller directs the dance; teaching each dance as it starts. No extra lessons are required. Contra dance is easy, free, and flirtatious. Contra dance is moving, active, aerobic exercise, so wear comfortable clothing like tee shirts, shorts, skirts, and tennis or dance shoes. If you can walk and follow directions, you can contra. (a nice link to another description) *********************************************************** Need to talk to us? Houston Area Traditional Dance Society For more Information Call (713) 921-7387 or (281) 286-3126 e-mail: website at ******************************************* Other dances and events you might want to know about ******************************************* ******************************************* When in Doubt, Swing in Dallas, April 1-3 The caller is Jim X. Borzym The band is the Avant Gardeners Subject: WIDS Registration Form Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 17:49:27 -0800 (PST) From: jimbodance <> To: Greetings fellow dancers! It is that time again. Remember the fun you had last year. Then go to the following site to print the pdf registration form: If you are not from the DFW area then take some extra copies of the registration form to your dance series. Hope you can make it this year. Jimmy Boyer North Texas Traditional Dance Society Contact: Website: ******************************************* FIRST THURSDAY NIGHT CONTRA DANCE The First Thursday Night Contra Dance is canceled until further notice. *********************************************************** CONTRA DAN'S PICK-UP BAND Musicians are always welcome to Contra Dan's practices Weekly on Thursday nights GME ************************************************** OXFORD HALL ANNOUNCEMENTS 1135 Oxford in the Heights Wednesday Night Open Mike Every Wednesday 7:30 or 8:00 until about 10:00. various goodies will be available for purchase. Come and enjoy an evening of music, poetry and who knows what all provided by local talent Please note that all events in Oxford Hall are smoke free. UPCOMING Oxford Hall EVENTS Concert Event: Friday, February 25, 8:00pm Last Gaspe from Wisconsin, website Sunday, April 3, 2005, 8:00 pm, Beverly Smith, Carl Jones and Rafe Stefanini Old Time Music at it's best. Friday, April 15, 2005, 8:00pm Butterfly Sky check out their web site at Questions? call Mike @ 713.861.4185 ************************************************************* Dance Groups and Things To Do ******************************************************* Barn Dance with Carol Teal, no experience necessary. 3rd Sunday of the Month: 7:00-9:30 PM. Info 281-450-3027, 713-861-2462 Michele, Jan & Sarah Houston International Folk Dance Contact Joan Furstenberg at Austin FIRST FRIDAY CONTRADANCE February 4 at Capenter’s Hall Music by: Home Grown Contra Band Calling by: Dale Rempert Contact Nana Lopez at or 970-4919 for more information. AUSTIN 3RD SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE Feb. 26. We're dancing on the 4th Saturday this month Linda Mrosko calling with music by Chris, Gary,Joel, and Rowena Rich Goss 512-917-8711 or Chuck Roth 512-453-8936 Austin: WEDNESDAY DANCE (Austin Barn Dancers) Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Open band. Callers Contact Dale Rempert, , 453-4225 Website: Contact: Dale Rempert Austin Second Friday English Country Dancing February 11, from 8:00 - 11 Dave Macemon and Cynthia Stenger calling with the Austin English Country Dance Band For information contact Barbara Coeyman 512-453-2026, 503-806-7593 (cell), Austin International Folk Dancing Feb. 19. AFTM Midwinter Festival noon to midnight at Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. Info and schedule: . Dale will be calling contra dances on stage 1 to 1:50 p.m. with music by Chris Peterson and others. Please be ready to contra dance at 1 p.m. and show the audience how much fun contra dancing is. February 26, Fat Chinese Presidential Valentine’s Party To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras, AIFD is going to host a Fat Chinese Presidential Valentine’s Party starting at 7:30. · Please plan to come early to help Lonie decorate or stay afterwards to help clean up. · Please bring appropriately themed snacks to share. · There will be beginning teaching at 7:30, but no intermediate teaching. San Antonio Contra Dancers: Dances on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Website: Contact: Brooke Peters Dallas Contra: Dances on 1st, 3rd (& 5th) Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m Contact: Website: When in Doubt, Swing in Dallas, April 1-3 (please note this correction) The caller is Jim X. Borzym The band is the Avant Gardeners Bryan/College Station Contra Dance Dances held 2nd Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m Feb. 12. Chuck Roth calling with the Kaubells Website contact: . A Texas Calendar of events: Texas International Folk Dance: Wednesdays Scottish Dancing: Scottish Country Dancing and More led by Dianna Shipman Location: Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas see website for map and more info at: ********* GATHERING OF THE CELTS, SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2-6 PM + Wonderful line up of entertainment, a variety of Celtic organizations and vendors! Recent addition: Murder by the Book (vendor - including Celtic mysteries) Check it out at: ******* CALENDAR PAGE CALENDAR PAGE ******* NEWCOMERS WELCOME - NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - NO PARTNERS NEEDED and if you have room: Tuesdays: Celtic Chorus of Houston - singalongs and singing in harmony Knights of Columbus south of downtown for map and more details see website at for more info contact: Dianna Shipman (email phone: 713 522 1212) Vice President, Celtic Chorus of Houston These people are a class act. SUNDAY: SCA dancing, Morris dancing and the Irish Session players. MONDAY: International Folk Dance for beginners. TUESDAY: Celtic Chorus; RSCDS Socials Celtic Concerts at Knights of Columbus - 2005 website: WEDNESDAY: We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians TRAD TUNES - downloadable Celtic music Trad Tunes offers an iTunes like service of downloadable Celtic music from its catalog of 10,000 songs Irish American Heritage Association (IAHA), SSQQ Newsletter Victorian Dance: Story Telling In Houston 713-480-6303 email Austin Scottish Country Dancing Austin Clickety Cloggers Budweiser Zydeco Jamm Festival Crosby Fairgrounds, Crosby, TX Sat, Mar 19, 2005 01:00 PM US $17.00 Anything you want me to find out for YOU??? Just ask. See Ya Dancing ******************************************************** To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary. Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents
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