Friday, 5 June 2009

Patricroft Working Men's Club

A dance organised by Spurgeons Salford as part of the annual Volunteers' Week – a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering that takes place from 1–7 June every year. Volunteers, their families and staff danced the night away to the Moody Food Ceili Band with Collin Higgs. A prize raffle also raised more than £80 towards Spurgeons international work.

Peter Hook, quondam of Joy Division and New Order, presented the volunteers, who work with children and young people in Spurgeons projects across the city, with certificates acknowledging their dedication. Sadly Hooky didn't stay around to do-si-do but we all loosened our guitar straps by a couple of notches in honour of a Mancunian legend.

Collin's dances.

Cock of the North / 100 Pipers
The Dorset Reel
The Snowball
Doxie Marches
Discouraging Waltz / Ragtime Annie
Thady U Ganda
The Siege of Delhi / The Earls Chair
Nova Scotia Reel
Boston Tea Party
The Foula Reel
Cumberland Square Eight