Demonstrations/Videos

Demonstrations

Some demonstration team members with Ralph McLean at "The Gaitherin" recording October 2014 for BBC NI

Some demonstration team members with Ralph McLean at “The Gaitherin” recording for BBC NI, October 2014.

Our experienced team of dancers provide short dancing displays at both indoor and outdoor events such as local festivals and fund raising concerts, annual shows or other functions.

The demonstration team can perform for a short display as part of a programme or host a longer session where we combine the demonstration of Scottish dancing with some simpler dances and Ceilidh dancing for people who wish to join in and experience some of the Scottish dance culture.

The demonstration secretary will discuss with you what you see as your organisation’s particular needs and get details of the length of time required, the type of audience/whether or not it is demonstration only or has audience participation etc.

Please send your enquiry by email to: secretary@rscdsbelfast.org.

Videos

The Branch has been developing a series of videos to demonstrate for its members some of the newer or more complex dances  to be found on dance programmes.  These are now available on its YouTube channel. The  following are direct links to those  we have recently  recorded:

 

Videos of  all  of the dances from our Anniversary Book on our YouTube channel.      Diagrams by Keith Rose are also here – we are grateful to Keith for providing these for us to publish here. Teaching Points Anniversary dances  for the dances are also available from this link

Dance No. 1 Young at Heart  32-bar jig 3 couples in 4 couple set  https://youtu.be/8eO6ukxYo7Q 

Dance No. 2 September in Skye  32-bar strathspey 3 couples in 3 couple longwise  set https://youtu.be/soYdZIwTAYE

Dance No. 3 Farewell to Portrush  32-bar jig for three couples in a 4 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/8mp_ZzUuhxcFAREWELL TO PORTRUSH - 8x32 J - Lucy Mulholland

Dance No. 4 The Wardrobe 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/4ZqzIPA7QzM WARDROBE, THE - 8x32 R - John Campbell

Dance No. 5 Set in Roosendaal Medley 2×32-bar strathspey and 2×32-bar jig 4 couples square set  https://youtu.be/E-UpzE3fUJc ; SET IN ROOSENDAAL - 2x32 S + 2x32 J - Lucy Mulholland

Dance No.6 Rainbow’s End  32-bar reel for three couples in a four couple longwise set https://youtu.be/GVq4QkV6SgA;RAINBOW'S END - 8x32 R - Peter B J Campbell

Dance No. 7 The Orchards of Co. Armagh  32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/wh_zNXH7_e8ORCHARDS OF CO. ARMAGH, THE - 3x32 S - Jinty Anderson

Dance No. 8 A Glint in the Eye 32-bar jig for 4 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/yYtUeLds4NkGLINT IN THE EYE, A - 4x32 J - Patrick Brunskill

Dance No.9 Snow in Summer 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/QgWKANqOPJgSNOW IN SUMMER - 8x32 S - Dorothy Bell

Dance No. 10 Platinum Skies 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/-HVxSheDHSQ; PLATINUM SKIES - 8x32 R - Ruth Clarke

Dance No. 11 Comber Car Park: 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple longwise set. https://youtu.be/wksFWSdc3zQCOMBER CAR PARK - 3x32 S - Kathrine Burke

Dance No. 12 Bunker Hill 48-bar jig 4 couples square set    https://youtu.be/fZJ20AGb7mwBUNKER HILL - 4x48 J - John Campbell

Dance No. 13 The Lonely Honeybee  32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/3w3D68zo_qULONELY HONEYBEE, THE - 8x32 R - Dorothy Bell

Dance No. 14 Humours of California 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/PHBbWnBC824HUMOURS OF CALIFORNIA - 8x32 S - John Wilkinson

NEW YEAR’S  HONOURS 2017      Order of the British Empire  Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

ELMA MCCAUSLAND  MBE  for services to Scottish Country Dancing –  for information see the members page.   The Branch celebrates Elma’s honour with her and is pleased to share  a dance devised by Lucy Mulholland “Elma McCausland MBE” with original tune  by Marian Anderson specially composed for Elma  and recorded along with the tune “Cecil McCausland” by Nan Main also appropriate for the dance  as an alternative tune.  is also on video here

ELMA MCCAUSLAND MBE - 4x40 J - Lucy Mulholland

 

 

 

GLENOE - 3x32 S - Daphne Jones

 

 

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