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Orkney Ceilidh Weekend 2019

We provide tutors, classes and bands for your enjoyment.

Music –two local bands and one from South.

♫ Lee Patersons' Band: A lively trio, Lee and his band play in the St Magnus Centre regularly for Monday Dancing.

Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band: A lively, popular family band who have worked with us for many years.

Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Dance Band: Robert and his band, from south of the ‘border’, delivers superb dance music.

Tutors -

Lesley Gunn – Simple Ballroom & Sequence

Fun and Simple Ballroom & Latin Sequence Dances with Lesley Gunn of Thurso, Come Dancing! 

Stuart & Carol Hay – Set Dances

 Reels & Jigs should be fun and sociable which is what we aim for when tutoring classes in Blackburn and Orkney.

Dawn Johnston – Dancing in the Isles

“Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band’s fiddle player and UKA cert teacher of Highland Dance enjoys any opportunity to share her love of dance”.

Neil and Daisy Leask – Popular Dances from Orkney’s Past

“Daisy and Neil are a duo who research and teach traditional and popular dances from Orkney’s past”.

Mabel Besant – Ceilidh Dancing

“Dancing should be fun", is the motto when Mabel leads a dance class.

 

Workshops – you have three each day to choose from

Mornings – 10am – 12noon & Afternoons – 2 – 4pm

Sunday Afternoon – A family afternoon with Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band (sponsored by Cooke Aquaculture Ltd)

 

Ceilidhs–Friday, Saturday & Sunday in Picky Centre Arena

Each evening 7 for a 7.30pm start, finishing at 11.30pm.   Two bands playing each evening.

 

Here are your daily choices …….

 

Friday 12th April 2019

10am until 12 noon

Lesley Gunn: Simple Ballroom & Sequence Dance in the St Magnus Centre.

Neil and Daisy Leask - Popular Dances from Orkney’s Past in the Picky Centre Arena.

2 – 4pm

Stuart & Carol Hay – Set Dances – in the Picky Centre Arena.

7.30 – 11.30pm – Opening Ceilidh in Picky Centre Arena. Music by Lee Paterson’s Band and Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Dance Band.

 

Saturday 13th April 2019

10am until 12 noon

Lesley Gunn: Simple Ballroom & Sequence Dance in the St Magnus Centre.

Dawn Johnston – Dancing in the Isles in the Picky Centre Arena.

Stuart & Carol Hay – Set Dances – in the Picky Centre Arena.

7.30 – 11.30pm– Saturday Ceilidh in Picky Centre Arena. Music by Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band and Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Dance Band.

 

Sunday 14th April 2019

10am until 12 noon

Lesley Gunn: Simple Ballroom & Sequence Dance in the St Magnus Centre.

Mabel Besant – Ceilidh Dancing in the Picky Centre Arena.

2 – 4 pm

Concert – fun family afternoon with Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band in the Picky Centre Arena

7.30 – 11.30pm – Closing Ceilidh in Picky Centre Arena.

Music by Kirkjuvagr Ceilidh Band and Robert Whitehead & the Danelaw Dance Band.

 

Notes:

žAll classes have live music, except for Lesley Gunn, who uses her own CDs.

 

The Pickaquoy Centre supply a licensed bar.  Only alcohol purchased on the premises can be consumed at our events.

Note: it is against Licensing Laws to bring your own alcohol into the Picky Centre.

 

There will be no suppers served at the evenings Ceilidhs.

Light refreshments will be on sale at the bar in the form of tea, coffee, sausage rolls, biscuits & soup.

Please support this new facility on offer.

 

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