Ryan Payling stands in for Fools Gold

Members of our “Team” came across Ryan at a taster event, and they soon realised that he would be an  eminently suitable for our demographic, so when we heard that Fools Gold would be unable to attend, we were thrilled to hear that Ryan was available on that date.









I have talked to a number of people who attended this event, and have not heard one negative comment. In fact the consensus is that it was an amazing night, with both old and new dances being played, along with everything in between. His singing was excellent, as was his rapport with the crowd, and he circulated when he was not on stage.










From the Land Of Burns in the heart of Ayrshire, Ryan Payling was born and raised in the seaside town of Ayr, Scotland as part of a country music-loving family.

He spent several years cutting his teeth on the circuit as part of the number one country music band in Scotland, Texas Gun. They delighted crowds, and earned rave rave reviews across the United Kingdom. At the start of 2019 however, Ryan decided it was time for a fresh start – it was time to strike out on his own and become a solo artist!

The CCN awarded Ryan best new-comer for 2019, and he is now travelling around the UK, from the north of Scotland to the south of England.

Both Viv (top right) and Rebecca (centre) had their birthdays on Saturday, so naturally there had to be a rendition of Happy Birthday to both of them.




Needless to say, the Raffle was a huge success, and Doreen and Paul had a number of Christmassy prizes , to get everyone into the spirit!

In order to raise money for Children in Need, the well known name of Head and Tails was played after the raffle, which made £69, but County Line will make that up to £100.

The main Xmas draw is for a large suitcase with some additional contents



The Committee are always on the look out for new bands suitable for our venue. If anyone knows of a band they feel would fit the bill, please let one of the team know, and we will endeavour to go and hear them, with a view to booking them.



You will find a copy of “Floor Etiquette” on your table, if you are not sure of how it works when there are partner and line dancers on the floor together.



We are very keen that those who attend fill in request sheets, so that we know we are going in the right direction – hopefully you saw the list of dances on your table as a reminder. If Alan doesn’t have the music on the night, he will make sure he has it by the next Social, and if there is something you later think of, please don’t be afraid to let us know – there are contact details on the “Contact location and links” page.


CROSS COUNTRY MAGAZINE – for sale at our Socials


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