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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Scottish Country Dancing & More

November 9, 2005 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER website: IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) CALENDAR PAGE SALADO SCOTTISH CLAN GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES November 11- 13, 2005 UNITED SCOTTISH CLANS OF OKLAHOMA (U.S.C.O.) GATHERING Nov. 12 MUSIC NEWS: JED MARUM FEATURED LINKS: Scottish Wildcat & Celtic Music Downloads SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: we danced: St. Bernard's Waltz, Tam O'Shanter, "Queen of Argyll" (a work in progress), The Duchess Tree, Dashing White Sargeant, Circassian Circle, Barley Bree, Strip the Willow, Inveraray and Angus Reel. REMINDERS: NEXT WEEK: NOV. 16 - live music! (E J Jones & Al Cofrin) & Harry Potter theme (new movie opens Fri Nov 18) Nov. 23 - NO DANCING!! (due to Thanksgiving) Nov. 26 - Paul & Amber's Wedding! (reception includes ceilidh dancing) Nov. 30 - Austin ball dances by request Contact list - I'm updating information for those who attend on Wednesdays if you haven't sent your corrections to me yet please send them by Friday; for those I don't hear from I'll assume the last info I have is correct :-) MEMBER NEWS: ED & CAROL YOUNG are headed to New York to visit son Doug, daughter-in-law Brina and granddaughter Carter. TED HIRTZ is headed to Egypt on Sunday for a couple of week. LISA SMITH has sent a number of beautiful photos of Korea. SIA BEATON has shared the words for the songs from our Harry Potter party; see her link under Members. BARBARA DOWNIE writes in part on Nov. 8: "By the way, I meant to email you last week when I read about your Harry Potter party, since Bob and I had our own "Harry Potter experience!" Bob was here visiting in October and we went down to the NE of England (from Berwick-upon- Tweed and down the coast; very beautiful, with castles along the way). We had a fantastic day in Alnwick (pronounced Annick) and went to the lovely gardens and the castle, which is the castle they used as Hogwarts!! It is situated in gorgeous countryside, and the staterooms are lovely. It is the home of the Duke of Northumberland and looks like a proper castle! We also went to Durham to see the Cathedral, where apparently the Great Hall scenes were filmed for HP. (It was all coincidence...we weren't visiting all the locations on purpose....really!) The orchestra had its 70th birthday party last Saturday, and we had a really fun ceilidh!" COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS 7-10 pm website: NEW DANCERS WELCOME - Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent / guardian). COST: $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). MAP: PHOTO OF HALL: CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found at: for upcoming months: THE COMING WEEK: 10 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston Note: change of location: until further notice:Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar BURNS CLUB TOPIC: Wildlife in Burns 11 FRIDAY Clumsy Lovers at McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub Blaggards at Brian O'Neill's Pub THE McKASSONS at The Ole Moulton Bank, Moulton, TX dancers encouraged to attend & dance! Nov. 11 - 13 SALADO SCOTTISH CLAN GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES (see article below) 12 SATURDAY Smithfield Fair at Anderson Fair 2007 Grant Houston, TX 9 PM (doors open at 8 PM) [Dianna's Note: I plan to attend - Smithfield Fair is a great group!!] CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY, Schedule THE HOUSTON BRANCH Royal Scottish Country Dance Society ANNIVERSARY SOCIAL contact: Moon Weiss Houston Community College - Central Campus & The World Dance Institute Offers Hula & Culture Series Bowfire at Jones Hall 13 SUNDAY Men of Houston Morris Dancers · Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 14 MONDAY International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 15 TUESDAY Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. 16 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: HARRY POTTER THEME SALADO SCOTTISH CLAN GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES November 11-13, 2005 Entertainment includes: Murder the Stout PLUS there's a Ceilidh!! A real ceilidh with everything but the peat fire The Gunns and MacDonalds are again hosting a ceilidh at the Salado Scottish Festival Everyone is invited and it’s free (what self-respecting Scot won’t appreciate that!) Join us for an evening of food and fun Saturday, November 12th Potluck Dinner at 6:00 pm Ceilidh at 7:00 until who knows when The Halley House Carriage House (in rear) 681 North Main St 254-947-1000 Salado, Texas Nothing is scripted; no entertainers have been retained…who knows what might happen (we won’t even talk about the year that Hamish the Haggis got into the Glenfiddich!) in conjunction with the 44th Annual Salado Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games for more information or directions contact Elizabeth Chennault 512-415-6013 UNITED SCOTTISH CLANS OF OKLAHOMA (U.S.C.O.) GATHERING extends an open invitation to anyone who wishes to attend the November U.S.C.O. Gathering - November 12 at 6:00pm at the Church of the Savior, 5600 NW 63rd St. OkC. Genealogy assistance will start at 5:00pm. It is a Pot Luck Dinner, a short program on St. Andrew-Patron Saint of Scotland. Silent Auctions and a Trivia Contest on your Scottish knowledge! Ribbons will be awarded to 1st., 2nd., 3rd. place. Please RSVP by Friday to 405-249-9213 or Looking forward to a fun night! PS Bring your Scottish/Celtic CD's---or instruments IF you play (or even IF you don't) Working toward reviving the Scottish/Celtic Community in the OKC area! Linda Hendricks United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma Inc. Chief of the Clan Council U.S.C.O. webpage MUSIC NEWS: JED MARUM From: Jed Marum writes in part: "I've been busy developing new material for another Celts in the US Civil War collection (this one wil be a Confederate focus) and a collection of Scottish Folk. I've been really enjoying the research and love the music. I sold two of the CW songs to a film that will be out next year (about the KS and MO border wars - a PBS/History Channel film). So I've recorded those two already. I haven't recorded any of the Scottish stuff yet - but will begin by summer." FEATURED LINKS: SCOTTISH WILDCAT (sent in by Marilyn Johnson) CELTIC MUSIC DOWNLOADS Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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