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CALDECOTE VILLAGE HALL, November 2017

This was a lovely ceilidh for Emma’s 18th birthday. Lots of very enthusiastic and energetic young people – Emma said half her friends had been to ceilidhs before and half had never heard of them. Anyway, they were all very … Continue reading

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RAMSEY DRILL HALL September 2017

This was a Rotary Club fundraiser for Macmillan, held in the 1940s themed Drill Hall on a disused RAF station – complete with regimental crests, NAAFI, corrugated iron roofs and yacht varnish. They were an extremely enthusiastic and friendly lot, … Continue reading

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CAMBRIDGE GRAD PAD, July 2017

A very pleasant double 60th birthday celebration at the Grad Pad, on a warm summer’s evening. They kindly invited us to join their dinner before the dance. Andrew did particularly well with the dairy-free option – smoked salmon on a … Continue reading

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VICTORIA PARK, June 2017

It’s always good to return to one of our longest-standing gigs, the Victoria Park summer street party. The weather was lovely this year, the barbecue delicious, and the community in proper party mood, including the oldest member, still perky the … Continue reading

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GREAT SHELFORD WEDDING, May 2017

A wedding celebration in a garden marquee in Great Shelford. Lively dancing by the bride and groom and their guests, leading to a formidably fast Drops of Brandy. Here they are circling left in the Cumberland Square Eight. The official … Continue reading

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COTON VILLAGE HALL, April 2017

It’s unusual to have an afternoon ceilidh, but this 40th birthday party was just that. A proper tea dance, and we were well supplied with tea throughout (and scones, tayberry jam, cream ….). We set up in front of the … Continue reading

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WEDDING AT ANSTEY HALL, February 2017

A return to Anstey Hall in Trumpington, Cambridge, to play for wedding guests in the marquee. Fairly spirited dancing in spite of the obligatory merriness. Here they are stripping the willow in the extended Virginia Reel. We played a fairly … Continue reading

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SANGER INSTITUTE BURNS NIGHT, February 2017

Another great ceilidh at the genome campus. We’ve lost count – over twenty anyway – they were still sequencing the fruit fly probably when we began with them way back in the eighties. The campus is now a space age … Continue reading

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HORRINGER, January 2017

A return visit to the sprightly Nordic Walkers group! Very sprightly as it turned out – their oldest member at 91 completed the dipping and diving sequence in the Waves of Tory with time for a swing, which we haven’t … Continue reading

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COLERIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, December 2016

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, … Continue reading

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