Our Next Event: Martin Jaye (NB Acts are subject to change)

2018

April 21st – Martin Jaye

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How It All Began

It all began for us, as a group of friends who had two things in common, which was that we loved country music, and also line and partner dancing…

We started at the Golden Palomino CWD Club, but unfortunately our social evenings came to an abrupt halt due to the closure of that Club. This was due to the bad health of our teachers Mark & Pearl, who were well known within the Country and Western dance scene.

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Roots and Wings pay us their first visit

The first thing I noticed   from their warm-up, was how mellow Kelly’s voice is. This became even more apparent when she and Michael started performing together, and his harmonies complimented Kelly’s vocals beautifully.

They are full time performers, and work not only as a trio with the addition of Adam on pedal steel, but also as part of a 6 piece band called the “Box Car Kelly Band”. Kelly and Michael are a married couple, and they live in Woking, to where they had to return after performing and loading their vehicle. The “minibeast” had set in by the time we left, so I hope they got home without incident.

Their 2nd genre is Rock ‘n Roll, and Michael spoke at length on how they perform at Alzheimers and Dementia Homes on a regular basis. They dress up and perform as if they were doing a big performance, and gear their Act to age of the residents, finding the response they get incredibly rewarding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a committee, we are so proud of the atmosphere that our Socials generate. We are aware that sometimes the seating is an issue, or rather the inability to access the floor in time to start the dances, so we may need to have a rethink. The problem lies in seating around 80 people without compromising the dance floor. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

We were very pleased to welcome Rod and Betty, who come from the Midlands and managed to find us. They certainly appeared to have enjoyed their evening.

 

 

Les celebrated his 75th with us, and Kelly sang him a very special Happy Birthday – no complaints there!!

 

As a committee, we are so proud of the atmosphere that our Socials generate. We are aware that sometimes the seating is an issue, or rather the inability to access the floor in time to start the dances, so we may need to have a rethink. The problem lies in seating around 80 people without compromising the dance floor. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doreen added her typically tasteful touches to the prizes, and Kathryn, who was the winner of the Easter Hamper, asked for the money to be donated to the local McMillan nurses – always a popular charity.

 

Please note that we have already sold 69 tickets for next month, so if you are hoping to come, it would be advisable to book as soon as possible.

 

PS – where are all the green bags this month?!!

 

CHARITIES

Thanks to Sue, we now have a “Charities” book, which is left on the table in the entrance lobby, and in this you can see what we’ve donated to various charities, and the letters we’ve received from grateful recipients.
                                                                                                   

 REQUEST SHEETS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               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.  

   

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