Saturday, 29 January 2011

Haughton Village Hall

This is turning into quite a regular dance for us which we like as we always get looked after well with great food. It also mysteriously seems to always coincide with a birthday – so Happy Birthday Ken!
Nice to see some proper waltzing for a change, rather than the usual aimless shuffling around the dance floor :-)

Here are Sylvia's dances for your Moody Food Dance Card:

Cock o' the North / 100 Pipers
The Snowball
Haddenham Square Eight
Discouraging Waltz / Ragtime Annie
Strip the Willow
Circle Waltz
Oxo Reel
Happy Birthday Ken
The Siege of Delhi / The Earls Chair
Boston Tea Party
Swedish Masquerade
The Barley Reel
Waterloo Dance
Shebag an Shemore / Give me your Hand
Cornish Six Hand Reel
Polka Off
Southern Flavor
The Gay Gordons
Old Swan Gallop
The Circassian Circle
Patsy Geary's Jig

Happy Birthday Ken!

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Gorton Monastery, Manchester

A little Sunday jaunt for StringFing up to the magnificent Pugin designed Gorton Monastery in Manchester. We were there for the annual poetry competition arranged by Adoption Matters Northwest.  As this year's theme was of 'belonging'  we performed a song of Terry's commissioned for the event – We Belong Together. We also played a set of traditional English tunes which made a pleasant change from the frantic Irish and bluegrass tunes I normally play. It was a joy to play in such beautiful surroundings with a huge natural reverb (makes a change from the pub).

The photo above shows StringFing (honest!) sitting behind a curtain of poets ready to launch into an encore of 'We Belong Together'.