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Friday, May 06, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

May 4, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: HOUSTON HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL UPDATE (MAY 13, 14, 15) ART EXHIBIT: ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION MEN OF WORTH 2006 TOURS: IRELAND/SCOTLAND INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We danced: Guidman of Balangigh, The Sam Houston Reel, John McAlpin, Bud's New Trews, On the Wallaby Track (recommended by VICKI HAMILTON who danced it at the Washington ball recently), White Cockade, Montgomeries' Rant, Lea Rig, Fiddlin Round (from the Devil's Quandary collection), Three Drunken Maidens (a work in progress to go with the song by the same name sung by Hugh's new band, "Murder the Stout") and finished with a ceilidh version of The Mexican Hat Dance in honor of Cinco de Mayo. UPCOMING EVENTS - REMINDERS FOR OUR DANCERS May 13, 14, 15 - Houston Highland Games - we dance Saturday - starting 2:40 June 3, 4, 5 - Arlington (I'll be there :-) and Hugh Morrison plays for The Friday ceilidh (I'm especially looking forward to hearing Alasdair Fraser & Smithfield Fair) July 4 - party at J&J Ranch (Jack Raines) July party for Barbara Downie - date TBA Aug 20 - private party Sept 17 - Dance Party at St. Andrews' Episcopal Church in the Heights WEBSITE LINKS (I'm in the process of re-doing links) - I've rearranged the link for music - check it out at: PHOTOs on the website: (courtesy of MARILYN JOHNSON) from the San Antonio ball: Susan Kelm & Friend, Marilyn Cooper & myself (Dianna Shipman) 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: current month: for upcoming months: THE COMING WEEK: 5 THURSDAY * Houston Highland Games Association MEETING (CHANGE OF LOCATION: Holiday Inn Select 14703 Park Row, Houston, Texas 77079) 6 FRIDAY * Swingin' in the Cafe Houston Swing Out 8:00 PM BORDERS Houston - Kirby May 6 through May 8, 2005 Springtime in the Rockies: Scottish Country Dancers of Colorado Workshop 8 SUNDAY * Men of Houston Morris Dancers * Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing * IRISH SESSION Brian O'Neill's Pub 4:30-7:00 p.m. 9 MONDAY * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch SUGAR LAND HOMESCHOOL CLASS * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 10 TUESDAY * Celtic Chorus of Houston KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 803 7:30 pm * Strings n' Things 11 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! * Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Music Circle ************* HOUSTON HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL UPDATE (MAY 13, 14, 15) (Dianna's Note: you'll find links for most items listed below on my website calendar.) LOCATION: Houston Farm & Ranch Club located at Bear Creek Park, 1 Abercrombie St, Houston, TX, 77084 Saturday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 2005 Admission Prices: $12 Adult (Sat) $10 Adult (Sun) $5 Children (with parent) & Seniors (+65) $7 Students (age 13-19 with student ID) $75 Patron Package Host Hotel (mention HHGA for group rate $65) Holiday Inn Select, 14703 Park Row, Houston, Texas 77079 I-10 West & Highway 6 (Park 10) Phone: 281.558.5580 or 888.252.9879 Contact: Houston Highland Games Association P.O. Box 66 v Bellaire, TX v 77402-0066 Phone: (713) 871-0061 - or- (713) 774-7179 Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm Piping, drumming, bands, highland dancing, children's activities, adult athletics, fiddle competitions, Scottish harp Workshops/Exhibitions Robert Burns Workshop - Ted Hirtz - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Workshop Room Main Stage: (times subject to change) 10-11 Gallus 11-12 Tartanic 12-1.00 OPENING CEREMONY Bayou City Pipes and Drums; Ed Miller sings Flower of Scotland 1.00-2.00 Ed Miller 2.00-3.00 Sarah Dinan 3.00-4.00 Trinity River Whalers 4.00-5.00 Ed Miller 5.00-6.00 AWARDS CEREMONY 6.00-7.00 Sarah Dinan Special evening Concert:Bonnie Rideout (separate ticket required) Ceilidh Stage:(times subject to change) 11:00-11:30 Houston Home School Irish Step Dancers & Lyric Gillette, Fiddler 11:30-12 Kennedy International Dancers 12 noon til 1 pm OPENING CEREMONY 1:00-2:00 Gilmer & Moore 2:00-2:40 ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch SUGAR LAND HOMESCHOOL CLASS 2:40 pm A SCOTTISH CEILIDH with Ed Miller, Good Time Scottish Dancers with Hugh Morrison, Accordian, THE CELTIC CHORUS OF HOUSTON, SIA LABELLE BEATON (and possibly some surprise guests :-) 5:00 -6:00 [Awards Ceremony] 6:00 -7:00 Murder the Stout Sunday: children's activities, adult athletics, fiddle competitions, Workshops/Exhibitions Main Stage:(times subject to change) 10-11 KIRKIN 11-12 Trinity River Whalers 12-1.00 Sarah Dinan 1.00-2.00 The Churn 2.00-3.00 Trinity River Whalers 3.00-4.00 Ed Miller 4.00-5.00 Tartanic 5.00-6.00 Gallus Ceilidh Stage:(times subject to change) 11-11:30 Comhlan Oganta & Friends 11:30-12:00 TBA 12:00 - 1:00 Contraband 1:00 - 2:00 Constant Billy 2:00 - 2:30 ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch 2:30 - 3:30 Murder the Stout 3:30 - 4:30 pm Gilmer & Moore 4:30 - 6:00 pm TBA ************* ART EXHIBIT: ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION The Art Institute of Houston and The Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association Present “An Inspiration from the Past, A Bridge to the Future.” The fifth annual exhibit of paintings, photographs, and sculpture in celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage month. Exhibition: May 3 – June 4, 2005 at the Steve R. Gregg Gallery The Art Institute of Houston, 1900 Yorktown Street, Houston 77056 Mon – Thurs 9am – 8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm Closed Sunday For more info, call 713.353.4166. *********** MEN OF WORTH 2006 TOURS: IRELAND/SCOTLAND 2006 Tours are as follows... SCOTLAND 11 nights starting 2nd May 2006 (Available) Main stops: Inverness, Stornoway (Lewis), Ullapool (Wester Ross) IRELAND 10 nights starting 13th July 2006 (Almost full) Main stops: Westport, Inishbofin (Island in County Galway), Roscommon SCOTLAND 11 nights starting 19th September 2006 (Available) Main stops: Inverness, Tarbert (Harris), Portree (Skye) Itinerary/Costs/Application for these tours is available upon request. The Boat Trip Tour in Scotland Aug 2006 is already full. Men of Worth will be escorting a tour group in Ireland May 3 til May 14 2005. Please respond by e-mail, or call (916) 723-6320 for more information. Regards, Donnie Macdonald, (Men of Worth) ********* 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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