Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Old Brown Jug, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Thankfully everyone had recovered from their St Patrick's Night hangovers just in time to put on their dancing shoes, mark up their dance cards and to jig-a-jig the night away with Moody Food – and we had four birthdays to celebrate as well. See you all again in June.

Collin's dances for your Moody Food Dance Card:

Big Maggie's Set
The Snowball
Thady U Ganda
Uncle Albert's
The Gravel Walk / Crowley's Reel
Oxo Reel
Molloy's Favourite / The Foxhunter / Cooley's Reels
Nova Scotia
Old Swan Gallop
Virginia Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
Happy Birthday Ann Marie /Sean / Emma / Marion
Circassian Circle
Southern Flavor

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Keele Postgraduate Association, St Patrick's Night Eve

StringFing's Eve of St. Patrick’s Hootenanny at the KPA at Keele. We were otherwise engaged at our regular monthly gig at the New Inn in Hanley so Spike decided to inaugurate a new festival into the ritual calendar – long may it remain.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Gradbach Mill, Natalie and Nick

This Saturday saw us up at Gradbach Mill in the Staffordshire Moorlands for the belated wedding celebrations of Natalie and Nick. This was all supposed to take place in December last year, but due to heavy snow the narrow lanes became impassable and it all had to be cancelled at the very last minute.

Nevertheless, it was a brilliant idea to hire the youth hostel at Gradbach and to celebrate their wedding by having a bit of a jig with their friends. These intimate dances always seem to have a special quality that's often missing in larger, more formal celebrations – there's a real feeling that you are among friends and that everyone actually knows each other!

Natalie and Nick will be off soon to Fiji for three years which explains all the grass skirts, Hawian shirts and garlands of flowers. Emma will be there later on this year, so perhaps you will all meet up again!

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

Natalie and Nick's first dance (Midnight on the Water)
The Snowball
Goatland Square Eight
Strip the Willow
Discouraging Waltz / Ragtime Annie
Circle Mixer
Postman's Knock
The Siege of Delhi / The Earl's Chair
Waterloo Dance
The Willow Tree
Molloy's Favourite / The Foxhunter / Cooley's Reels
Polka Off
Old Swan Gallop
Clopton Bridge
Circassian Circle
Cock o' the North / 100 Pipers

Free-form ceili chaos!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cauldon Village Hall

The next Moody Food Ceili will be at Cauldon Village Hall on Saturday 5 March to raise funds for First Responders who deal with  999 calls and the amblance service. 

Tickets are £10 (under 10's £3) and include a pie and pea supper and will be  available on the door. For further information contact Tim Batey 07545 501895 or email wcfrevents@gmail.c3