The staff’s Christmas bash, masterminded by Matt Blaney in the very lovely Radegund Hall. Overlooked by the Nine Muses stained glass panel, we did our best to boost the festive cheer. They all danced with considerable gusto, including the Head, Mark Patterson, so it all went with a swing (literally!). Here’s a lively basket in the Cumberland Square Eight.

We did the Belfast Duck, and Andrew remembered another verse of Paddy McGinty’s Goat (the version his grandad taught him).

Andrew’s partner Jenny, deputy principal at the school, treated the band to a tasty mix of little pork pies, shandy and chocolate puddings, which kept us happy for the second half.

David and Mike nailed a thumping rhythm section for the Waves of Tory (the Redheugh Library Jig/Trip to Carlisle, and the slipjigs for the Drops of Brandy.

And we were delighted to see a surprise guest – the immortal Dick Brading of the Cambridge Crofters, stepping his way through the dances like a young’un. 

Merry Christmas!


About Andrew Burn

University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT
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