Saturday, 16 February 2013

Masonic Hall, Kidsgrove

I forgot to bring the camera, again, so no photos of Patricia's 70th birthday dance with Moody Food which was a very lively affair considering she asked for gentle dances. Patricia also asked her guests to donate money to Headway North Staffordshire a charity which provides support for people with head injuries, which is a great way to celebrate your birthday. Headway also have a Facebook page (if you're into that sort of thing), which has a little more information about the charity.

Highlight of the night? Sue's trick with a £5 note.

Sylvia's dances for your Moody Food Dance Card:

Behind the Haystack / Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife
Glasgow Gallop
The Snowball
Discouraging Waltz / Ragtime Annie
Goatland Square Eight
The Humours of Scariff / Some Say the Devil is Dead
St Bernard's Waltz
Happy Birthday Patricia
Happy Birthday Angela
The Siege of Delhi / The Earl's Chair
Clopton Bridge
The Gravel Walks / Crowley's Reels
Midnight on the Water / Waltz Vienna
Oxo Reel
Polka Off
Shebag an Shemor / Give me your Hand
Circassian Circle
Auld Lang Syne

Friday, 8 February 2013

Ashbourne, Empire Ballroom

Another great night with our favourite pipe band down in Ashbourne. The band was a little depleted compared to past years as all the youngsters have left for uni – so if you've always fancied a go on the bagpipes but didn't know who to ask, these are the lads for you.

Sylvia created a new dance term – tessellating. It's the effect you get when the hall is filled with square sets. Let's see if it catches on.

The programme for the night:

Ashbourne and District Pipe Band
The Cock o' the North / 100 Pipers
The Gay Gordons
A Highland Welcome
The Eightsome Reel
St Bernard's Waltz
Ashbourne and District Pipe Band
Address to the Haggis
Supper of haggis, neaps and tatties accompanied by Jonathan and Jessica Whilock on Uileann and Small Pipes
Prize Draw
The Siege of Delhi / The Earl's Chair
The Dashing White Sergeant
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Shebag and Shemor / Give me your Hand
The Cumberland Reel
Polka Off
Molloy's Favourite / The Foxhunter / Cooley's Reels
Circle Mixer
Auld Lang Syne
Awa Hame