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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Scottish Country Dancing & More

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ---- REMINDER: No Newsletter next week - I'm off to Arizona - but not to worry - Ed & Carol Young will lead the group next week! ---- IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) THE GATHERING OF THE CELTS 2006 HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB BLACK WATCH CALENDAR PAGE ---- SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We were pleased to have 14 for dancing this evening, including four new dancers: CLAIRE WOODS, BECKY CROMPTON, RICHARD MARTIN & JENNIE STILLMAN I know everyone will make them welcome in the coming weeks! We danced: Virginia Reel, Delvine Side, Angus Reel, Atholl Reel, Laird of Atherton, Reel of Troop 398, Waltz Country Dance, Reel of the Royal Scots, The Saint John River, Blue Bonnets and Polka Dots. MEMBER NEWS: I had some nice Hong Kong photos from LISA SMITH this week. I've added a new member page for AMBER BOOTH. PHOTOs on the website front page: Ed & Carol Young, Mitch Philpot & Amber Booth. COME DANCE WITH US! (info on calendar below) ---- THE GATHERING OF THE CELTS 2006 in conjunction with the 6th Annual St. Andrew's in the Heights Celtic Festival Sunday, February 26th NOON to 5:30PM at 19th and Heights Boulevard The afternoon will include a wide variety of Entertainers on two stages, Vendors with Celtic themes, a renowned Silent Auction, a Stained-Glass Tour, great food and drink plus Games for children of all ages. The Festival will begin following the St. Andrew's Episcopal 10:30AM Church Service as bagpipers lead everyone to the "Kirking of the Celts" and then, to the opening performance on the Outdoor Stage. The Upstairs Stage will feature a variety of dance groups & singers! Entertainment (confirmed to date): The St. Thomas Episcopal School Pipe & Drum Corp Cass Academy of Irish Dance Constant Billy (Bill Galbraith, guitar & Emily Standish, vocal) The Flying Fish Sailors Bayou City Pipes & Drums Kennedy International Dancers / Home School Irish Step Dancers Sia Beaton (Scottish Singer) Society for Creative Anachronism Dancers Men of Houston - Morris Dancers Good Time Scottish Dancers The Celtic Chorus of Houston Houston Scottish Fiddle Club McTeggart School of Irish Dancing Vendors & Organizations, thus far: The Celtic Store Houston Highland Games Association Irish American Heritage Association of Katy Cowboy Szymonski (Blacksmith) Robertley USA Ltd Co The Backyard Gardner Jericho Art Baubles Jewelry Face Painting, Etc... Old Fashioned Things Moore Expressions The Magick Cauldron at 5:30PM A Piper will close the Festival, in gratitude, with the spiritually moving song, "Amazing Grace". ADMISSION: Family Ticket - $5.00 Single Ticket - $2.00 Under 12 - FREE! FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit our website: Or contact: Chair: Kathleen Galbraith 713-868-5194, Co-Chair: Teri Jo Nicholson 713-688-6200, Vendor Chair: Mary Rennie 281-341-8124, Celtic Organizations & Links: ---- HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB next meeting: Sunday, January 22nd, 2pm For meeting location and details contact Robert Wylie Program: fiddles for the first hour, then anything goes after that. Thor Sinclair of The Rovers Return has kindly agreed to teach a tune or two, and then we will see what happens afterwards. Maybe a Robert Burns tune would be nice, to celebrate his 247th birthday... As always, I'd appreciate an idea if you can make it, and if you have anyone else who would like to come to the session, please let them and us know. Best Regards, Robert Wylie Tel: 281-870-9853 ---- BLACK WATCH Feb. 22 - Ft. Worth Feb. 24 - Austin 7:30 pm The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch (the Royal Highland Regiment) and the Band of the Welsh Guards are coming to Austin on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 at the Frank Erwin Center discount of $4 off the ticket price for a group of 20 or more. Ticket prices are $25, $30, and $35. [Dianna's note: excerpted from the Austin Ghillies Gazette: Sarah Harriman already has a list of 10-12 people who would like tickets. If you would like a ticket please call Sarah at 327-2869 or email her at] ---- CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: current month: for upcoming months: [Dianna's Note: I've added some events to the "upcoming months" page.] THE COMING WEEK: 19 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar 7:30-9:30 pm Election of Officers! 20 FRIDAY Waco, TX - Waco Hippodrome THE CHIEFTAINS Houston Highland Games Association Pub Crawl - Rice Village The crawl begins at 6 pm Our planned stops for the evening are: · Sherlock's Baker St. Pub - 5510 Morningside · Happy Hour prices till 9 pm with food available · Two Rows - 2nd floor of shopping center at · University & Morningside - food available Ginger Man - 5607 Morningside 21 SATURDAY 7:30 & 10pm, $15 GAELIC STORM McGonigel's Mucky Duck 2425 Norfolk Houston, TX 77098 (713) 528-5999 Galveston - The Grand 1894 Opera House THE CHIEFTAINS EUREKA SPRING, ARKANSAS: 8pm-10 pm TARTANIC performs for Burn's night, City Auditorium, Eureka Springs 22 SUNDAY HOUSTON SCOTTISH FIDDLE CLUB 2pm For meeting location and details and to RSVP contact Robert Wylie Program: fiddles for the first hour, then anything goes after that. Thor Sinclair of The Rovers Return will teach a tune or two Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing Austin - Riverbend Centre THE CHIEFTAINS Men of Houston Morris Dancers 23 MONDAY International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. January 23, 2006 Heather and Thistle Society Burns Club Program - "The Travels of Burns" 24 TUESDAY Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. San Antonio - Majestic Theatre THE CHIEFTAINS 4th Tuesday Irish American Heritage Association of Katy, Texas Meeting 7:30pm Municipal Utility District Building on Cimmaron Pkwy at Hidden Canyon Rd (just west of S Mason Rd) in Katy, Texas For more information or directions, please call: Bridget Connelly . . 281-492-8780 Mike Long . . . . . . 281-395-3038 Dennis Donlan . . . 281-392-0894 OR E-mail us at: English-Speaking Union: Houston Branch Dinner Lecture The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons off Westheimer. Reception and Cocktail hour starts 6:30 P.M. Speaker: Dr. Robert L Patten, Professor, Rice University. "Dickens Now" For details and reservations call Tom Fox 713-839-2678. ---- Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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