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Thursday, July 06, 2006
Scottish Country Dancing & More
July 5, 2006 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER
http://home.att.net/~diannashipman/SCDM.htm IN THIS ISSUE:SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATION: SEPT. 23 SCOTTISH MYSTERY WRITER: DENISE MINA MUSICIANS ON MYSPACE LOUISIANA TARTAN RED McWILLIAMS: CELTIC SINGERCALENDAR PAGE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE:
TONIGHT: A full house and a great time at the Black Lab with live music by FISH &CHIPS! We danced: Polka Dots, Hospitality Circle, waltz, Buttered Beans, Flowers of Edinburgh, Virginia Reel, waltz, Cotton Eyed Joe, Highlandman's Umbrella, Belfast Hornpipe, Petronella, schottische, Waltz Country Dance, and Montgomeries' Rant THIS WEEK'S FEATURED DANCER: VALERYE BULL THIS WEEK'S FEATURED MUSICIAN: HOUSTON HIGHLANDERS PIPE BAND MEMBER NEWS: ALICE RHOADES writes in part: "Well, as of yesterday (June 28), I am now a property owner--of a condo, to be exact. Still dealing with the chaos of moving right now, . . . Wish me well, and I'll be in touch when the dust settles." PHOTOs on the website: from tonight's dancing & more photos on the Fish & Chips page COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCINGAND MORE
7-10 pm · NEW DANCERS WELCOME
Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
(Montrose near Richmond) no charge
(does not count toward free night) 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays: 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) Cost: $5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family)
fourth consecutive Wednesday free
MAPPHOTO OF HALL IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATION September 23, 2006 Spring Branch Post 8790 VFW Hall 1560 Foley St (near Campbell Rd & Long Point Dr) details to follow SCOTTISH MYSTERY WRITER: DENISE MINA Award-winning Glasgow, Scotland, crime writer Denise Mina will be at Murder by the Book Thursday, July 13, Noon, to sign & discuss her crime novels which are set in Glasgow. For details: http://www.murderbooks.com/signings.php
Murder By The Book
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2005!
Winner of the 2005 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
HOUSTON PRESS Best of Houston: Best Bookstore, 2005.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE's Ultimate Houston: Best Independent Bookstore, 2005.
2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
(713) 524-8597 / (888) 4-AGATHA
www.murderbooks.com MUSICIANS ON MYSPACE You can search for your favorite musicians or just browse; a few of interest: Natalie Haas Brittany Haas Alasdair Fraser Brobdingnagian Bards Smithfield Fair You can listen to music and learn more about a variety of musicians. Dianna's Note: A number of folks have been sending me info on musicians on Myspace so I've included it here. LOUISIANA TARTAN Tom Mungall writes in part: "The St. Andrew Society of Baton Rouge (SABR) has placed the order for the Louisiana Tartan with a premier Scottish woolen mill. I have examined samples of their work and I can assure you of the dense weave, deep color saturation and the suitability of this fabric as an excellent kilting material. Fact is, I believe this is a superior material for an 8 yard kilt and is a medium weight 13 oz tartan of 100% pure new wool.
As many of you know, the Scots like to take off 4 weeks during the summertime. Therefore, we are assured that the bolt of Louisiana Tartan will be ready for shipment mid-September, although we are pressing them for an earlier delivery date. Something to look forward to, heh?!
If you have considered having a garment, kilt, sash, skirt, dress, etc. in the Louisiana Tartan, now is the time to order! No kidding! Already SABR has prepaid orders for right at half the bolt! So, if you are interested in the Louisiana Tartan, call or e-mail Tom Mungall, III, firstname.lastname@example.org (225-819-2129) to discuss your needs. RED McWILLIAMS: CELTIC SINGER Red writes in part: "I'll be at the Tipperry Inn at Skillman and Live Oak, Dallas on Saturday, July 8. . . I think the start time will be about 8 PM. So be there early so we can all sit around and have a wee chat before I get down to business.
Then, the next weekend, I'll be at Cassidy's Irish Pub on Water St. in Corpus Christi, TX. The dates there are July 12, 14, 15 and the start time is somewhere around 8:30 PM. If you wanna get away (those in DFW, San Antonio, Houston, etc.), come on down. If you're a musician, bring an instrument to either of the gigs and come and jam some with me. It would be great fun.
I'm coming into DFW on Thursday, July 6 and will have a little free time. If anyone wants to get together and hang out some, I'll have Thursday evening and Friday all day to do that. Just e-mail me. I have to go to Amarillo on Sunday and I'll come back to DFW on Tuesday, then I have to drive down to Corpus on Wednesday through Saturday. I'll drive back to DFW on Sunday July 16 and I'll fly out of DFW about 6 PM.
I'll have about 2 days at home to unpack, do my wash, repack and head to Inverness, Scotland. We leave on July 19, fly through DFW, to London and then to Inverness, Scotland. We get there about noon on July 20 and I'll be doing a radio show on Moray Firth Radio at 7 PM GMT (I have a link on my web site and you can get a live feed at 1 PM CST). . . Then I'll be performing at the Inverness Highland Games on July 22-23, where they are hosting the World Masters Highland Games this year. . . We'll be there through July 31, but the remainder of the time, I will be playing "la tourista". I'll arrive home late on July 31 and have another two days on the ground and then fly to Detroit for the oldest Scottish Highland Games in the US at 157 years running. They have a ceilidh on Friday night, August 4 and it's for about 3,000 people in one big tent. I was there in 2000 and Alex Beaton was the headliner and MC. This year, I was raised to that position, along with groups like Tartanic, Glengarry Bhoys and others. Then on Saturday, August 5, they have the games. Yes, it's a one day games, but they have about 70,000 in attendence. It's a sea of bodies, I swear.
OK, I've said enough for now. I hope to see all of you even for a short time when I'm in either Dallas or Corpus Christi. Or for that matter, Inverness, Scotland!
As always, all the best,
www.flash.net/~celtsong CALENDAR PAGEdetails on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at:
note: change of location
Churchill Room, Black Labrador Pub (Montrose near Richmond)
7:30-9:30 pm On the History Channel: 7-9 am (repeats 1-3 pm)
Channel 58 on Time Warner The Irish in America 7 FRIDAY 8 SATURDAY 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Calling by: Mike Head Saturday, July 8, 20068 pm to midnight
Audrey Jones Beck Building
Celebrate the summer with the disco-funk-electric sounds of Montreal based wunderkind Chromeo. 9 SUNDAY Men of Houston Morris Dancers Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 2nd & 4th Sundays Sarah DinanMcGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub
2425 NorfolkHouston, TX
http://www.sarahdinan.com/ 10 MONDAY International Folk Dancing for beginners.
7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. 11 TUESDAY Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. Ceilidh jam
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).
Scottish Country Dancing and More
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