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Thursday, May 19, 2005
Scottish Country Dancing & More
May 18, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://diannashipman.home.att.net ******* REMINDER: CELTIC CONCERT THIS SUNDAY FEATURING JED MARUM, 5 - 8 PM ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CELTIC CONCERT: JED MARUM (THIS SUNDAY) CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/Calendar.htm for upcoming months: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/Calendar2.htm HOUSTON HIGHLAND GAMES ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS BLAGGARDS UPDATE MARK TWAIN & THE LAUGHING RIVER DIANNA'S MISCELLANY * HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB * CLAN CEILI * ROBERT BURNS CD's INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We danced: Seann Truibhas Willichan, Vertigo, The Tantalus Jig, Haste to the Wedding, The Sam Houston Reel, Gloria's Wee Jig, The Lammermuir Hills, The Fickle Female and Goodbye Harry. REMINDER TO DANCERS: *June 3, 4 & 5: Texas Scottish Festival (I can send you the Scottish Country Dance program for Friday and Saturday night if needed) * June 15 - a "Young" celebration: Ed & Carol Young's son Doug, daughter-in-law Brina and granddaughter Carter Violet Bishop Young, our "guest of honor," are visiting from New York; Carter will be attending her first Scottish Country Dance; we'll dance "It's A Girl" in her honor and also by request "Danger Is Sweet" and "Postie's Jig" (we'll review these the week before - June 8). * June 16, 17, & 18 - Spec's (downtown) Food Fest * July 4 - party at Jack Raines' ranch near Ft. Worth * July 16 (tentative date) - party for Barbara Downie * Aug. 20 - Simonton party * Sept. 17 - dance party at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in the Heights * Oct. 8 - Houston ball * Oct. 22 - Clear Lake Celtic Festival * Oct. 29 - Mystery/Halloween Party (Harry Potter theme) MEMBER NEWS: * ED FULLER is recovering nicely from eye surgery; it will be quite some time before he can return to dancing but it was good to see him at the Houston Highland Games. * LISA SMITH: more photos from Korea: http://eshare.hpphoto.com/start.asp?JobID=ee83370f-af4d-4512-91a9-7b04b3ff2520 *SUSAN & RAY KELM'S SON WALLY has been accepted at Rice University! * PATRICK MOORE wrote on Tuesday, May 17: "I arrived safe and sound at Algercias, Spain. This is next to Gilbraltar and Morrocco. I can see Morrocco from the distance and I drive just past Gilbraltar daily. I hope to be able to visit the rock tomorrow after work is done. Weather here on the Mediterranian coast is claer sunny and just crisp enough to be very comfortable. I have a great view of the port here in Algercias from my hotel room. PHOTOs on the website: Dance Composite & Poster: "Ancient Ireland" (I'm in the processing of updating the Scottish/Irish Poster page to remove discontinued items and add new selections): http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/Posters.html 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: JED MARUM (THIS SUNDAY) http://home.att.net/~ceilidhmusic/CelticConcert.htm May 22, 2005 5:00 pm - 8:00 p.m (NOTE TIME CHANGE) Admission: free (donations for performers appreciated) snacks/beer, wine & soft drinks available for purchase. Location: The Knights of Columbus Council 803 2616 Louisiana, Houston, Texas Jed is known as a gifted singer and an exceptional guitar player with a strong and distinctive style. He is an accomplished banjo and harmonica player as well and brings some fascinating new sounds to the stage with unusual or hybrid instruments like the hi-strung backpacker and the banjola. In recent travels, Jed is headlining at several of the nation's big festivals, including The North Texas Irish Festival, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, Mississippi Scottish Games, Tucson Folk Festival, Texas Scottish Festival and many regional festivals around the US. Judith Gennet of Green Man Reviews said of Jed's music, "You can hear the Folk in the Celtic and the Celtic in the Folk!" CDs: MILES FROM HOME A repeat musical collaboration among Jed Marum and friends, Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band) - and producer Paul Mills (Stan Rogers and many many others). The album also features Tom Leighton (Mark Haines) as a guest performer. FIGHTING TIGERS OF IRELAND: A US Civil War Collection The album's CD liner notes provide important background information for each of the songs, including historical context and bibliographical reference. INTO THE WEST Into the West was recorded live at a performance of Into the West: Celts in Texas at the Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas, TX. on August 28th, 2002. The show focused on the Irish and Scots immigrants in Texas history. SOUL OF A WANDERER Produced by Paul Mills at the Millstream in Toronto, . . . Working with Jed on the record are Scottish fiddler and folklorist, Brian McNeill, Canadian folk music legend, Rick Fielding and "Stan Roger's favorite side-man," Curly Boy Stubbs. STREETS OF FALL RIVER "Streets of Fall River" is a collection of original and traditional songs drawn, in large part from the Irish immigrant experience, and has received critical acclaim from industry experts throughout the US and Europe *************** CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: current month: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/Calendar.htm for upcoming months: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/Calendar2.htm THE COMING WEEK: 20 FRIDAY * Concert: Peter MADCAT Ruth 8:00pm, $10.00 Oxford Hall, 1135 Oxford in the Heights 21 SATURDAY * Ricardo Sweatt Rodriguez 8:00pm, $10.00 Oxford Hall, 1135 Oxford in the Heights * Jim Post presents his Mark Twain and the Laughing River (see article below) 22 SUNDAY * CELTIC CONCERT: JED MARUM (see article above) * Kirkin' o' the Tartans Timber Ridge Presbyterian in The Woodlands * IRISH SESSION Brian O'Neill's Pub 4:30-7:00 p.m. 23 MONDAY * International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall * Heather and Thistle Society Meeting (Program: Weather Research Center, Jill Hasling, CCM) * ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Houston and District Branch SUGAR LAND HOMESCHOOL CLASS 24 TUESDAY * Celtic Chorus of Houston KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, COUNCIL 803 7:30 pm * Strings n' Things 25 WEDNESDAY * SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE! http://home.att.net/~diannashipman * Lloyd Ernstes' Wednesday Night Music Circle ************* HOUSTON HIGHLAND GAMES ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS To all HHGA Members: The Nominating Committee is herewith activated and charged with gathering names to fill the following slate of officers whose positions come up for election this year. All officers are elected for a term of two (2) years and may stand for re-election for a second term for a maximum of four (4) consecutive years in the same office. VP Site - currently held by Paul Shepherd, elected Aug 2003 VP Ways & Means - currently held by Louise "Vizi" Lange, filled vacancy Dec 2003 Membership Secretary - currently held by John Harrison, filled vacancy Nov 2004 Treasurer - currently held by Michelle Belanger, elected Aug 2001;re-elected Aug 2003 Director-at-large position #1 - currently held by Ros Shepherd, elected Aug 2003 Vice-Chairman (elected by Executive Advisory Council) - currently held by Betty Mitchell, filled vacancy Oct 2004 Should you have an interest in serving HHGA in one of the above capacities, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee (see below) so your name can be included in the slate. The Nominating Committee is expected to provide its report at the June 2nd meeting, and is required to provide the Recording Secretary with a finalized list no later than 15 days prior to the Annual meeting, which is to be held at the July 7th meeting. Nominating committee: (Chairman is chosen by the members of the committee) Director-at Large Position #1 - Ros Shepherd 713-622-0611 -firstname.lastname@example.org Director-at Large Position #2 - Michael McClellan 713-983-6076 -email@example.com Director-at-Large Position #3 - Barbara Brisch 713-723-3468 -firstname.lastname@example.org from - Melvyn Douglass, President ************* BLAGGARDS UPDATE http://blaggards.com/ NEW CD: 'STANDARDS' REVIEWED IN AUSTIN CHRONICLE We got a great review last week by rock journalist Margaret Moser. Check it out here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2005-05-13/music_phases10.html Once again we've sold out on CDBaby.com, http://cdbaby.com/blaggards but we'll have it back in stock soon. Also, our CD is now available at TowerRecords.com:
Thursday, May 19: The Continental Club, 10:30pm
3700 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, 713.529.9899
Friday, May 20: Fadó, 10pm
214 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, 512.457.0172
Sunday, May 22: Open Mic w/Patrick & Chad
Shamrock Inn, 7–10pm
9161 S Gessner Dr, Houston, TX 77074, 713.777.5700
Friday, May 27: performing as SHAMWRECK
Brian O'Neill's, 10pm
5555 Morningside, Houston, TX 77005, 713.522.2603
Saturday, June 10: Brian O'Neill's, 10pm
5555 Morningside, Houston, TX 77005, 713.522.2603
MARK TWAIN & THE LAUGHING RIVER
Jim Post presents his
Mark Twain and the Laughing River
Saturday, May 21, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
At the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5210 Fannin
Presented by: The Houston Folklore and Folk Music Society as a Benefit
for the First Unitarian Universalist Church
Admission Donations: Advanced.........$15 At Door....$17
Children under 12 free
Advance tickets may be purchased at the church office of the First
Church at 5210 Fannin. 713-526-5200.
For more information about the presentation or advance tickets
call Bob or Gay Pangle at 281-347-3235.
* HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB (all ages):
for info contact Robert Wylie email@example.com 281-870-9853.
* CLAN CEILI looking for gigs; for info contact Dennis McClain
* ROBERT BURNS CD's: by Linn Records - 13 CD collection - ordering info
track lists at:
COME JOIN US:
Wednesdays, 7-10 pm
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE
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,
(3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd. - 2 story red
brick - entrance recessed about 15 feet from street - dancing
LINKS ON WEBSITE with map & photo
PHOTO OF HALL: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/OddfellowsHall.jpg
Dianna L. Shipman
Scottish Country Dancing and More
web page: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman