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Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Scottish Country Dancing & More
February 8, 2006 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER http://diannashipman.home.att.net ************************* IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) GATHERING OF THE CELTS CONSTANT BILLY: NEW CD & NEW GIGS NEW DANCE: BULLIONDALE EVACUATION REGISTRY FOR CITIZENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CALENDAR PAGE ************************* SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We were pleased to welcome JENNIE STILLMAN'S Dad visiting from Chicago! We danced: Capetown Wedding, Circassian Circle, Reel of Troop 398, Waltz Country Dance, Hooper's Jig, Tam O'Shanter, Equilibrium and Angus Reel. COME DANCE WITH US! (info on calendar below) FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 9 - Eddie Clark 11 - Val Hill 15- Valerye Bull 16 - Jenna Parshall 18 - Jim Fraser 20 - Carolyn Maddox 22 - Marie Murphy ************************* 4th Annual GATHERING OF THE CELTS 2006 sponsored by the Celtic Chorus of Houston (President: Dianna Shipman) in conjunction with 6th Annual St. Andrew's Celtic Festival - Houston Heights Noon to 5:30 p.m. at 19th Street and Heights Boulevard Note: All volunteers and/or donors will be NOT be charged Admission (please ask to be hand-stamped) and they will receive a big hug and many thanks! (from Kathleen Galbraith, Event Chair) ************************* CONSTANT BILLY: NEW CD & NEW GIGS This Saturday February 11, 9-11am at the Bayou City Farmers' Market located in the parking lot behind the building at 3000 Richmond at Eastside in Houston There's no better time to get outside and check out this great urban farmers' market with homegrown purple cauliflower, huge free-range eggs and superb homemade pâté. We'll provide the music while you indulge yourself. NO COVER! What: Bayou City Farmers' Market Where: the parking lot behind the building at 3000 Richmond at Eastside in Houston When: This Saturday February 11, 9-11am How Much: FREE Thursday February 16, 8-10pm live radio show on 91.7FM KTRU Houston. The worthy David John has hosted Chicken Skin Music for 30 years now, and his program is considered one of the nation’s top shows for acoustic and traditional music. We’re completely jazzed about being asked to perform! Tune in and catch the show from the comfort of home! What: Live radio performance on Chicken Skin Music (you can also stream the audio if you’re set up for it) Where: 91.7FM KTRU (a Houston Press Best of Houston pick) When: Thursday February 16, 8-10pm How Much: FREE (if you own a radio or a computer) Saturday February 18, 4-6pm “Let Me In” release party at The Stag's Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth St., Houston, Texas 77098 (713) 533-1199 This will be a great party- outside if the weather is warm and nice, in the Oak Room if not. The Stag's Head has just been voted Best Pub in Houston in the Houston Press reader's poll. The food is excellent, the St. Arnold's Cask Conditioned Ale may be the best beer on this side of the Atlantic, and the music is surely the best anywhere! NO COVER. What: Constant Billy CD release party! Where: The Stag's Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth St., Houston, Texas 77098 (713) 533-1199 When: Saturday February 18, 4-6pm How Much: FREE Sunday February 26, 1-2pm at the St. Andrews Celtic Festival located at 1819 Heights Boulevard, Houston 77008 (713) 861-5596 This year for the 1st time, it will be combined with the annual Gathering of the Celts, always one of our fave festivals. The fun starts at 10:30am; we are tentatively scheduled to perform 1-2pm. They've hired some top acts- Murder the Stout, the Flying Fish Sailors, Sia Beaton , and of course, Constant Billy. The place will be rocked by pipe and drum bands, while a whole slew of dancers perform, including our friends the Men of Houston Morris Dancers and the Good Time Scottish Dancers. All this for a paltry $2 admission, or $5 for a family. You can't lose! What: St. Andrews Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans Where: 1819 Heights Boulevard, Houston 77008 (713) 861-5596 When: Sunday February 26, 1-2pm How Much: $2 admission; $5 for a family Hope to see you at the shows! Emily Standish Bill Galbraith www.constantbilly.com ************************* NEW DANCE: B ULLIONDALE (published by permission of the deviser) Bulliondale 8 x 32 Reel for three couples Deviser: Thomas G. Mungall, III email@example.com Baton Rouge, Louisiana; January 12 - 16, 2006 1-8 1st and 2nd couples dance 4 hands across and back 9-16 1st couple cast 1st time: three places to the bottom and lead to the top (While 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cpls take hands on the side and advance and retire) (Variation: 1st cpl cast two places while 2nd and 3rd cpls take hands on the side and advance & retire) 17-24 1st woman and 2nd man turn with right hands (4 skip change of step). 1st man and 2nd woman turn with right hands (4 skip change of step). 24-32 1st couple, giving right hands, cross over, cast off one place (4 bars), 1st couple turn giving left hands turn 1 ½ times into second place own side (4 bars). (2nd couple step up on bars 26 & 27.) Repeat, having passed a couple. Note: On 2nd repeat 1st cpl cast two places while 2nd and 3rd cpls join hands on the side and advance and retire. Bulliondale is the ancestral home and lands of the Mungalls of Bulliondale. James Mungall who married Margaret Boyd on 25 May, 1633, purchased Bulliondale farm, which lay southwest of Avonbridge, Scotland, consisting of 100 acres in 1630. ************************* EVACUATION REGISTRY FOR CITIZENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS February 3, 2006 -- Citizens with medical disabilities or transportation needs can now pre-register with the City of Houston's Office of Emergency Management for help in case of an emergency evacuation. "We need to better identify the number and the location of those who will need our help in an emergency," said Mayor Bill White. Since June 2005, the Office of Emergency Management has been working with volunteer and government agencies, including the State of Texas and Harris County, and several home service providers to develop a registration form for those who might need assistance during an evacuation. Citizens who register will be asked to keep their information current and update it annually. Registration Documents will remain confidential, and will be maintained by the Houston Office of Emergency Management. Persons outside the City of Houston will have their registration forms delivered to the Emergency Management Office of the jurisdiction where they reside. The registration forms is available through the Office of Emergency Management's website www.houstontx.gov/oem/Registration 2006.pdf, Home Service Providers (i.e. Meals on Wheels, AAA, etc.) and the Houston Health Department. Registration forms should be mailed to OEM BEFORE March 30, 2006. Questions should be directed to the Houston Office of Emergency Management (713) 884-4500. http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/20060203.html
************************* 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: 9 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar 7:30-9:30 pm BURNS CLUB 7:30 pm Topic: The Lassies. for more info contact Robert Boyd ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH General Class (West Houston) Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. 12 Classes starting February 9, 2006 Dads' Club 1006 Voss Road Houston, 77055 Just North of I-10 Teacher: Carol Palmer For info: Carol Palmer 713-776-8531 10 FRIDAY RATTLETRAP 8:00 pm Admission $10.00 Oxford Hall 1135 Oxford in the Heights Check out their website at: www.rattletrapstringband.com AUSTIN, TX: 18th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference February 10 - 14, 2006 Austin, Texas VALENTINE SERENADE Houston Family Arts Center A delightful selection of Broadway love songs, featuring music from the magical musical team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, one of the most successful and creative teams in American musical theater history. 7:30 pm Tickets: Adults - $12, Seniors and Children 12 and under - $7.50. Admission includes Dessert and coffee. Houston Family Arts Center 16200 State Highway 249 (between Beltway 8 and FM 1960) Houston, Texas 77086 Telephone: 281-453-0290 www.houstonfac.com 11 SATURDAY CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY, Schedule Chocolate and Cherries for Valentine’s Day featuring Rich Goss, formerly of Austin flying in from Portland OR, bringing HANDS 4 also from Portland to play fabulous music. Bring a SPECIAL treat for your special partners Constant Billy 9-11am at the Bayou City Farmers' Market located in the parking lot behind the building at 3000 Richmond at Eastside in Houston How Much: FREE VALENTINE SERENADE Houston Family Arts Center 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm (see Friday above for additional details) Ed Miller & Rich Brotherton 7.30pm The Houston Folk Music Society Second Saturday concert series West University Community Center, corner of Rice and Auden. Further information and directions www.Houstonfolkmusic.org Or call Bob Pangle at 281-347 3235 12 SUNDAY Men of Houston Morris Dancers Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 13 MONDAY International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH General Class (Woodlands) Mondays 7:30-9:30 p.m February 6, 2006 Runs for 12 sessions Community Center Building (April 24 last session) 2235 Lake Robbins Dr. just down from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion The Woodlands Dave Davies 936 588 4274 General Class (League City) Mondays 7:30-9:30 p.m February 6, 2006 Runs for 12 sessions Classical Arts Dance Studio (April 24 last session) 530 N Illinois League City Moon Weiss 713-465-9650 14 TUESDAY ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH Basic Class (West Houston) Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. February 7, 2006 Runs for 12 sessions (April 25 last session) Dads' Club 1006 Voss Road Houston, 77055 Just North of I-10 Teacher: Judi Hallenbeck 713-721-6743 Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. 15 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE 7-10 pm · 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 ************************* Dianna L. Shipman firstname.lastname@example.org Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman phone: 713-522-1212
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