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The Branch has been developing a series of videos to demonstrate for its members some of the newer /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  recorded:

 

Videos of  all  of the dances from our Anniversary Book on our YouTube channel.     

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_ZzUuhxc

Dance No. 4 The Wardrobe 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/4ZqzIPA7QzM 

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 ;

Dance No.6 Rainbow’s End  32-bar reel for three couples in a four couple longwise set https://youtu.be/GVq4QkV6SgA

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_e8

Dance No. 8 A Glint in the Eye 32-bar jig for 4 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/yYtUeLds4Nk

Dance No.9 Snow in Summer 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/QgWKANqOPJg

Dance No. 10 Platinum Skies 32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/-HVxSheDHSQ

Dance No. 11 Comber Car Park: 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3 couple longwise set. https://youtu.be/wksFWSdc3zQ

Dance No. 12 Bunker Hill 48-bar jig 4 couples square set    https://youtu.be/fZJ20AGb7mw ;

Dance No. 13 The Lonely Honeybee  32-bar reel 3 couples in 4 couple longwise set  https://youtu.be/3w3D68zo_qU

Dance No. 14 Humours of California 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set https://youtu.be/PHBbWnBC824

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

We are delighted that ELMA MCCAUSLAND  has been awarded  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. Cecil was Elma’s devoted husband and companion of many years who was also a much loved  member and exceptionally talented dancer of Belfast Branch, who contributed to its demonstration team and activities in his own inimitable style.   It is also on video here

 

 

FOR ST ANDREWS BALL 2nd DECEMBER 2016 

Peggy Spouse MBE  A 32 bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple set, devised by John Wilkinson, and published in Book 46.

The Dream Catcher  A 96 bar strathspey for 4 couples in a square set, devised by Eileen Orr and published in Book 45.

 Follow Me Home   An 8×32 bar jig for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

OTHER RECENT VIDEO RECORDINGS BY BRANCH MEMBERS

Rosalie’s Birthday Reel 88 bar reel in a square set devised by Hazel Convery, Dublin  (this is on the 5oth Anniversary dance programme of Dublin club on 29th May 2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr4_enMwi0s

The Saltire Society Reel   8x 32 reel for 4 couples   R Goldring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw6yjQP2PQQ

Enniskillen Dragoons  4×32  jig Scottish Country Dance,  4C set Tom Izbicki Jean Patrick Collection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6TPiS5QO2M

Torridon Lassies 8×40 J   youtu.be/f9q5cT8u0BM

The Dumfries Lad 3×32 S  youtu.be/KQRUGT2wcdY

Burns Bicentenary Strathspey 4×32 S  youtu.be/J1ptbhD0jnM

 

DANCES FROM BOOK 48

City of Belfast                    https://youtu.be/dfpPDV8WhRA

The Festival Man              https://youtu.be/HvXjIDySvjI

The Golden Years             https://youtu.be/g41pWyeu7YU

The Newburgh Jig            https://youtu.be/fpkG04R9VoU

 

DANCES   St Andrews Ball programme 28th November 2015

The Pele Tower                   https://youtu.be/C4rHL5HkrfE

Kilkenny Castle                  https://youtu.be/3mbqi10L4Cc

Inchmickery                        https://youtu.be/T66ORmdoDw4

Gardeners’ Fantasia           https://youtu.be/r7k0sHLLq0o

OTHERS

City of Stirling                     https://youtu.be/qrqFekgriNc

 

 

For other information about demonstration activities see below:

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 October 2014 for BBC NI

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  team is in demand at various church and other social organisations,  for young and old alike.  For example  we are regularly asked to entertain overseas students,  where the young people really enjoy watching and joining in Scottish dancing; and the team is also in great demand for entertaining residents in care homes.  The lively music and spectacle of the dance movements appeal to all age groups. 

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: demsec@rscdsbelfast.org

 

Cribs of unpublished  dances which have been requested

The Jaccaranda Tree  by the late Betty Smith,  former Branch teacher and Chairman   (kindly shared with the Branch by Linda Cooper)

The-Jaccaranda-Tree-Betty-Smith-1986

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