The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

February 2007
Newsletter No 161

In this issue:

New Year Ceilidh
Demonstration
Cambridge Day School
RSCDS Summer School
Step Dance Classes
FURLONGS HOLIDAYS
Supper Dance
Summer Ball

NEW YEAR CEILIDH

Andrew Butchart, Ceilidh, Jan 2007

I hope most of you were there but for any who weren`t I can report that it was, once again, a great success. Tickets sold out well before the event and Bromham Village Hall was bursting at the seams. The familiar team of George as MC and Peter Scatterty playing the music worked its usual magic and everybody obviously had a wonderful evening. The spread of food was magnificent and not all that much was left over. We even had one or two people asking if they could get tickets for next year`s Ceilidh yet!

DEMONSTRATIONS

Burns Night 25th January:
A great celebration of Burns Night was held at the Lawson Park Indoor Bowling Club on Thursday 25th January and was attended by approximately 120 people. George hosted the evening which started with the traditional piping and addressing of the haggis, followed by the eating thereof. The rest of the evening was taken up by dancing, largely by the guests but with a few brief displays by the demo team. The floor available for dancing was not exactly ideal and limited in space, but this was no dampener on the huge enjoyment of all those who joined in, the highlight being a hilarious Eightsome Reel

CAMBRIDGE DAY SCHOOL

This will take place on Saturday 17th February at the Netherhall Lower School, Gunhild Way, Cambridge. The morning will be for musicians and the afternoon for dancers and there will be an evening dance. If you are interested I have more details.

RSCDS SUMMER SCHOOL

This will be held from 22nd July to 19th August in St. Salvator`s Hall, North Street, St. Andrews. I have an application form with class details for anyone who is interested.

STEP DANCE CLASSES

These are continuing roughly once a month and I can tell you they are most enjoyable. There is usually a small party going from Bedford and anyone would be welcome to come along with us, just give me a ring on 01234 349803.

FURLONGS HOLIDAYS

Furlongs are offering dancing holidays this year at Cheltenham in April, Crieff in June and Denmark in August. I have brochures for anyone who is interested.

SUPPER DANCE

Saturday 3rd March starting at 7.30pm
OAKLEY VILAGE HALL
MC Andrew Butchart
Molly`s Mum R It`s Just for Fun J
Tribute to the Border J The Marmalade Maker S
Silver Tassie S Plantation Reel R
Pulling Bracken R Wild Geese J
Jennifer`s Jig J John McAlpin S
Jean Martin of Aberdeen S The Music Will Tell You R
Anniversary Reel R Follow Me Home J
Extras:
Saltire Society Reel R St. Andrew`s Fair J
Entrance: 2.50 + a plate of food.
A
crib sheet is attached (Adobe PDF format)

SUMMER BALL

THE RSCDS BEDFORDSHIRE BRANCH
present their
35TH ANNIVERSARY
with
The Danelaw Band
at 7.30pm on Saturday 19th May 2007
Dame Alice Harpur School, Cardington Road, Bedford
Programme
Maxwell's Rant R Seton's Ceilidh Band J
Bees of Maggiknockater J The Gentleman S
Wind on Loch Fyne S Caddam Wood R
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan R MacLeod's Fancy J
Glen Mor J Bonnie Stronshiray S
Culla Bay S Celtic Cross R
Ray Milbourne R Major Ian Stewart J
Pelorus Jack J Glen Clova S
Rose of the North S Plantation Reel R
Mairi's Wedding R Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder J
Extras:     Hooper's Jig,    Roaring Jelly,   Irish Rover
Tickets: 15.00, Children and Spectators: 7.50 (Includes Supper)

Please Apply with SAE. to: Alex Lawton 9 Willington Rd Cople Beds MK44 3TH
Tel. 01234 831036


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