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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

May 25, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ******* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) POSTERS ANYONE? MURIEL JOHNSTONE: NEW WEBSITE! SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE IN WEST HOUSTON FOR YOUNG DANCERS ARLINGTON, TX: TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES CALENDAR PAGE: Current month: for upcoming months: HOUSTON CELTIC MUSICIANS: UPDATE OKLAHOMA: MEMORIAL DAY MUSICIANS' RETREAT SEARCH FOR TUNE: THE GREEN MEADOW INFO ON DANCING WITH SCDM ON WEDNESDAYS ******** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We danced Lady Auckland's Reel, Gloria's Wee Jig, Belfast Hornpipe, A Rovin', Jubilee Jig, Seann Truibhas Willichan, Wee Nothing, Reel of Troop 398 and St. Bernard's Waltz. THANK YOU to CAROL YOUNG for the refreshing ice water flavored with mint and lemon balm herbs and to AMBER POOLE for the cheese & crackers! MEMBER NEWS: PATRICK MOORE last Friday May 20 wrote: I am in Seville for today. Tomorrow I am off to a southern coastal town in Portugal. Sunday I head towards Lisbon. PHOTOs on the website * Composite of various dancers * Poster: Church, North Scotland, by Ralph Talbert We dance on Wednesdays in the Heights and always welcome new dancers and musicians. For more details see the end of this newsletter. ************* POSTERS ANYONE? or art prints, magnets, T-shirts, stand ups etc. I've updated my Scottish & Irish page and will be adding some new items to it, at: and I've added a new page of some of my personal favorites at: ************** MURIEL JOHNSTONE: NEW WEBSITE! The day has finally arrived; Scotscores is now on the web. Following two weeks of slaving over a red hot computer keyboard, our webmaster, Alastair, has achieved the impossible; we have now moved into our new home at: Browse through some of Muriel's musical musings; see the schedule for the year; read about upcoming recordings. Listen to Muriel's musical snippets. Recordings and publications include all Scotscores albums and books and online shopping!! Please take a moment or two to look around and before you leave make sure to sign the Guestbook. We hope you enjoy the site and look forward to reading your comments. Regards, Muriel, Bill & Alastair *********** SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE IN WEST HOUSTON FOR YOUNG DANCERS: Any Home School children in west Houston interested in Scottish Country Dance please contact Moon Weiss at . ******** ARLINGTON, TX: TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES (MORE INFO ON THE WEBSITE CALENDAR) Note: schedule and line up subject to change but latest info from the website: Musicians: Alasdair Fraser, Hugh Morrison, Scottish Mayhem, Smithfield Fair, Jed Marum, Alex Beaton, Brian McNeill, Ed Miller, Margaret Gravitt, Sarah Dinan, Brother, Scottish Rogues, Needfire, Beyond The Pale, Jiggernaut, Seamus Stout, North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums, Trinity River Whalers FRIDAY NIGHT: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING (live music: Hugh Morrison) HIGHLAND DANCE TENT 7:30 pm Waltz Blue Bonnets 32J2 J B Milne 32R3 John McAlpin 32S3 Pelorus Jack 32J3 The Barmkin 88R (Square set) Lady Auckland's Reel 32S2 Postie's Jig 32J4 Mairi's Wedding 40R3 The Gentleman 32S3 Montgomeries' Rant 32R3 Waltz 9pm Friday Singalong at Clan Gunn tents SATURDAY: Scottish Country Dancing - Highland Dance Tent (live music: Hugh Morrison) 5:30 pm J - Bluebonnets R - J B Milne S - John McAlpin J - Whiteadder Jig R - Polharrow Burn S - Seann Truibhas Willichan J - Light and Airy R - Bauldy Bain's Fiddle S - Corian Strathspey Extras: Posties Montgomeries Rant Audience participation - Gay Gordons On Friday CEILIDH at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday CELTIC ROCK CONCERT. Sunday morning KIRKING SERVICES at 10:00 a.m. SCHEDULE: PDF FILE: Maverick Stadium, UTA Campus 5:00 p.m. to midnight on Friday 9:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday Ticket Prices:(Available at the gate.) Friday: Adults $10.00 (Includes Friday Night Ceilidh), Teen (13-17) $6.00, Children (6-12) $4.00 Friday Night "Howdy BBQ" $25.00 Saturday: Adults $15.00, Teen (13- 17) $7.00, Children (6-12) $4.00 Sunday: Adults $10.00, Teen (13- 17) $6.00, Children (6-12) $4.00 Weekend Pass Prices:$25.00 Adults, $15.00 Teens (13-17), $9.00 Children (6-12) ************** CALENDAR PAGE current month: for upcoming months: The usual weekly items can be found on the website; in addition to the items mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter, of particular note this week: new listings for Contra Band & Ken Valentino band Kirkin of the Tartans this Sunday in Brenham Knights of Columbus Council 803 CRAWFISH & SHRIMP BOIL Saturday May 28th 11 AM till 4 PM ZYDECO DOTS Performing Their Two-Steppin Cajun Sounds K of C 803 Hall 2616 Louisiana at Dennis Just 5 Blocks South of the Pierce Elevated in the Heart of Midtown For Information call Bob at 713-862-4684 or a number of new listings for June and a couple of new items on the Calendar for upcoming months ************* HOUSTON CELTIC MUSICIANS: UPDATE Note: If anyone has suggestions on ways to promote Celtic music in Houston, let me know and I'll be glad to include it in the newsletter and/or if you know of any Celitc musicians not mentioned here or on the website calendar. HUGH MORRISON: * Hugh will be playing for the Scottish Country Dancing at the ArlingtonTSF and his new band Murder the Stout will be there * June 12 MURDER THE STOUT performs Celtic Concert, Knights of Columbus * new CD "Far From Home" SCOTTISH MAYHEM * NEW CD: "Lookin' Ahead" * Celtic Cruise: Jan 8 2006 * presently playing at Muskogee Renaissance Festival (Oklahoma) * will be at Arlington Texas Scottish Festival 1st weekend in June CONSTANT BILLY * Saturday June 11 at the Bayou City Tomato Festival! and 7-9:30pm at the Grand Opening of Lamar Park * Clear Lake Celtic Festival Oct. 22 THE ROVERS RETURN website has info on CD and music samples SIA LABELLE BEATON CD available PEGGY CARTER (dulcimer), Strings & Things * 4th Friday, acoustic concert at Hickory Hollow * June 4: 7:00, Peggy with Strings and Things Folk Ensemble perform for Literacy Fundraiser for George Library in Richmond. *Causeway Dulcimer Festival in Ireland: June 10 - 14 *Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp June 22-26 * Dulcimer FunFest in Evart Michigan, July 14 - 17 CONTRA BAND * Every Thursday at Cruisers On the corner of FM 646 and 2004 Santa Fe,Texas * June 4 KEN VALENTINO BAND at Boondoggles 4106 Nasa Road One Seabrook, TX (281) 326-2739 * June 18 The Bayview Duck 3131 Hwy 146 Baycliff (281) 339-3510 THE ROGUES * Arlington June 3-5 Texas Scottish Festival (TSF) * CD release party: Mucky Duck June 11 E J JONES * now with The Rogues RICHARD KEAN *Michigan Renaissance Festival - Holly, MI - Aug 13th-14th to Sep 26th-27th * Texas Renaissance Fest - Plantersville, TX - October 1st-2nd to Nov19th-20th TARTANIC * Silverleaf Renaissance Festival Portage, MI - Weekends of July 2nd through July 31st * Michigan Renaissance Festival Holly, MI - Weekends of Aug13th through Sept 25th * Texas Renaissance Festival -Magnolia, TX - Weekends of Oct 1st through Nov 20th BLAGGARDS * Friday May 27 & Friday June 10 & Sat July 9 & Sat Aug 6 at Brian O'Neills THE CHURN MARY RADSPINNER (harp): & ST. BRIGID'S FLAME CELTIC VOYAGE 2 Saturdays a months at the Bayview Duck (June 11 & 25) 3131 Hwy 146 Baycliff (281) 339-3510 JIGGERNAUT * June 4 & 5 Arlington TSF * July 8-10 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games HARPTET * a group of young harpers TURLACH BOYLAN ************ OKLAHOMA: MEMORIAL DAY MUSICIANS' RETREAT A Memorial Day Musicians retreat May 27-30 Cross Point camp in Kingston, OK on Lake Texoma Celtic and Trad American tunes. Just reels, jigs, waltzes -tunes meant for dancing- from the British Isles, Appalachia, Ozarks, Quebec,Cape Breton and the like. All levels - All instruments Scheduled Workshops by Day Jam all night ******* SEARCH FOR TUNE: THE GREEN MEADOW From: "Roy Cutler" < > (Queensland, Australia) who writes: I recently acquired a copy of some guitar tabs of two pieces of music (1) The Green Meadow (2) Fisherman's Frolic. Do you know if "The Green Meadow" is Irish and does it have other names and where can I find the tune and words. ********* 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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