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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Scottish Country Dancing & More

August 9, 2006 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER IN THIS ISSUE:SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) JED MARUM: NEW CD! - CROSS OVER THE RIVER Irish & Celtic Music Podcast CALENDAR PAGE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE:TONIGHT: We danced: *Fair Donald, *Davy Nick Nack, Virginia Reel, *St. Andrews' Fair, Buttered Beans, *Sands of Morar, Belfast Hornpipe, *Minister on the Loch, *Lamb Skinnet, *Montgomeries' Rant, *West's Hornpipe (*Houston ball) THIS WEEK'S FEATURED DANCER: MARION PEACE THIS WEEK'S FEATURED MUSICIAN: RICHARD KEAN, Bagpiper at Large COME DANCE WITH US! WEDNESDAYS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCINGAND MORE7-10 pm NEW DANCERS WELCOMEFamilies welcome (children must be accompanied by parent/guardian)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 freeMAPPHOTO OF HALL JED MARUM: NEW CD! - CROSS OVER THE RIVER Jed writes: "My new album has been released. It is available now at and there is more information and there are sound samples at that link. The album is called CROSS OVER THE RIVER and the music is, once again American and Cetic folk in style. It is my second collection of songs about the American Civil War - this time all from a Confederate perspective. I love the album and hope you will too. Friends sometimes ask if I do not gain more if they buy from me directly, and the answer to that question normally is; not really ... CDBaby is a great distribution partner and they really do provide me with value. BUT at this time it is most definitely to my advantage if you buy directly from them. I have sold out all of my copies so I do not have any to sell, at the moment - AND CDBaby has a special sales initiative going on in August - so if you're so inclined, please buy one on-line is Aug. You'll help me out quite a bit! Also, if youCDbaby says the album is backordered,do not worry. There are more on their way to CDBaby and they will be in stock again very quickly. I guess I underestimated my needs for the initial sale of the album - but that's a nice problem to have! Please let me know if you have questions or comments. Thanks and all the best - Jed" Irish & Celtic Music Podcast * Great Celtic CD Giveaway through the podcast. *Speaking of podcasts, more Celtic ones are popping up. The latest is the TinPenny WhistleCast. LATEST IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC PODCAST SHOWS Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #22 - Rhianon, Celtic Music Society, Cormorant's Fancy, Stuart Martz, Marita Brake, Michael William Harrison, Whirly Jig Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #21 - Molly Maguires, MacTalla M'or, The Muses, Ann'Sannat, Wild Clover Band, Sandcarvers, George Papavgeris, McCabes Irish & Celtic Music Podcast #20 - Celticana, James Raynard, Beyond the Pale, The Elders, Dom Duff, The Muses, Arminta, Cormorant's Fancy, Barleyjuice CALENDAR PAGEdetails on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at:CURRENT MONTH UPCOMING MONTHS THE COMING WEEK: 10 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houstonnote: change of timeChurchill Room, Black Labrador Pub (Montrose near Richmond)7:-00-9:00 pm 2nd ThursdaysBURNS CLUB7:30 pmfor more info contact Robert Boyd RSCDS SUMMER SOCIAL DANCINGTHURSDAY, AUG. 10, 20067:30 PMDAD'S CLUB1008 Voss (N. of I-10)Cost $5.00PROGRAMTHE HIGHLAND FAIRPEAT FIRE FLAMEJOHN MC ALPINPOSTIES JIGBALGEDDIE REELJENNIFER'S JIGSUGAR CANDIEREST & BE THANKFUL 11 FRIDAY 12 SATURDAY 2nd & 4th SaturdaysCONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY, Schedule Aug, 12, at 7 pmHouston Highland Games Association and the Laird O ‘Tha HaggisHaggis, Scotch & MoreSample the Laird’s award winning haggis, lamb haggis, Scottish tavern stew, Irish stew and different varieties of whiskey cakes from his Caledonian Kitchen. All this will be complimented with generous jiggers of Scotch. Use PayPal at to secure your reservation: $20.00 per ticketDetailed directions Proceeds from this event will benefit the 2007 Houston Highland Games Festival (HHGA is a non profit 501c 3 org) Saturday, August 128 pm to midnightMuseum of Fine ArtsStarbucks Mixed Media Music Series at the MFAHAudrey Jones Beck BuildingRefresh with a new series, a new exhibition, and a new, multi-sensory experience. 13 SUNDAY Men of Houston Morris Dancers Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing 2nd & 4th Sundays 14 MONDAY International Folk Dancing for beginners.HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. 15 TUESDAY Third Tuesdays Thistle & Harp: Celtic Heritage Society of East TexasMonthly meetingOakland Heights Baptist Church1607 Judson RdLongview, TX7 - 9 PM Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. Ceilidh jamPoor Michael'sThe StrandGalveston, TX409-762-19679 PM - midnightAll skill levels welcome. 16 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE 7-10 pm NEW DANCERS WELCOMEFamilies 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).MAPPHOTO OF HALL FISH &CHIPS (English Country Dance Band) host English Session1st & 3rd Wednesdays7-9:30 pm Churchill Room, Black Labrador Pub (Montrose near Richmond) English as well as Scottish, Irish and American Traditional Music, played on Fiddle, Banjo, Concertina and whatever folks bring. Open session, all musicians and singers invited to join in; dancing welcomed!For information, contact Dan Worrall Dianna Dianna L. Shipmandiannashipman@att.netScottish Country Dancing and MoreHouston, Texasweb page: 713-522-1212
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