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Winter Ceilidh drives away the blues

As the immortal Robert Burns wrote:

"When death's dark stream I ferry o'er - A time that surely SHALL come - In Heaven itself I'll ask no more than just a Highland welcome!"

On February 28, 2004, The St. Andrews Society of Washington, D.C. provided an evening of Scottish music, song and dance at their Winter Ceilidh. With pipers, fiddlers, harpers, singers, a cash bar and very tasty hors d'oerves, SCDers joined in the traditional ceilidh. Local dancers provided a rousing display of Scottish Country dancing, and then enticed the audience to enjoy the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant and Saint Bernard's Waltz.

Many thanks to the following individuals who danced on the demo team:

  • Bob and Peggy Dennis
  • Evan Duncan
  • Susan Krakower
  • Barney and Helen Lawless
  • Richard McClelland
  • Michelle Ryan

Special thanks are due to Michelle Ryan, who supplied the team with a music player, and to the piper, Mr. Elliot Woodaman, who played the pipes for our Reel of the 51st Division.

Wherever the love of Scotland is displayed, and the music of Scotland is heard, Scottish Country Dancers are likely to be "louping and flinging" nearby.

Submitted by Rosalie Langelan, ceilidh enthusiast.