We love to play so people can enjoy themselves dancing together. It's just the best thing for us and the healthiest thing in the world for them both spiritually and physically. You can see their faces light up with big smiles as soon as they make contact with each other. It allows them to relax and intereact. It's collaborative and purposeful, exciting and inclusive. It helps keeps you fit and, most importantly, it's great fun too!
This year we've played at 39 events which it pretty good considering 'austerity' is a word that has been on everyone's lips, particularly the politician's. We enjoyed them all but there are a couple that stand out for us for one reason or another. One was us playing for the late night ceilidh at Fylde Festival which we thought was a feather in our caps. The other was playing for a charity dance in Newton in aid of Macmillan Nurses. The dancers were so enthusiastic and so generous. What a great night that was.
Our big thanks to the people that helped us throughout the year. In particular Roger, Sid, Liz and Derek for calling the dances and Gary and Laurie for stepping in when needed. I'm sure we'll be needing your services again in the new year.
Here are the bookings we played this year:-
|15th. January 2011||Birthday Celebrations||Parbold Village Hall.||Private function.|
|4th. February 2011||Preston Royal Hospital social||Westleigh Conference Centre, Preston.||Private function|
|26th. February 2011||Bowland Fell Runners Presentation Evening||Bleasdale Parish Hall.||Private function|
|10th. March 2011||Corporate event||Heron's Reach, Blackpool.||Private function.|
|16th. March 2011||St. Patrick's Day celebrations||Pendleside Hospice, Burnley.||Private function.|
|19th. March 2011||St. Patrick's Day Celebrations||Poplar Social Club, Wellington Street, Accrington. BB5 2NJ.||All welcome.|
|24th. March 2011||Charity Ceilidh||Blackpool Sixth Form College, Blackpool.||All Welcome.|
|9th. April 2011||Birthday Celebrations||Enfield C.C. Accrington.||Private function.|
|16th. April 2011||Wedding Celebrations||The Grand Hotel, Lytham St. Anne's.||Private function.|
|12th May 2011||Staff Opening Celebrations||Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston.||Private function.|
|21st. May 2011||Charity Ceilidh.
proceeds to Macmillan nurses.
|Newton Village Hall, Newton in Bowland.||£2206.33 raised!!|
|28th May 2011||18th Birthday celebrations||Walmsley Parish Hall, Bolton.||Private function.|
|29th. May 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Midland Hotel, Morecambe.||Private function.|
|17th. June 2011||Ceilidh Dinner Dance.||Accrington Academy.||All welcome.|
|25th. June 2011||Birthday Celebrations||Samlesbury Memorial Hall, Nr. Preston.||Private function.|
|9th. July 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Brandwood Fold, Edgworth||Private function.|
|30th. July 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Haigh Hall, Wigan||Private function.|
|6th. August 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Bartle Hall Hotel, Preston||Private function.|
|13th. August 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Bolton School Centre, Bolton.||Private function.|
|27th. August 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Lostock Parish Centre, Bolton.||Private function.|
|3rd. September 2011||Fylde Folk Festival Late Night Extra
with caller Roger Downing.
|Marine Hall, Fleetwood.||All welcome.|
|10th. September 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Barnacre, Nr. Preston.||Private function.|
|17th. September 2011||50th Birthday Celebrations||The Muni, Colne.||Private function.|
|24th. September 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Midland Hotel, Morecambe.||Private function.|
|30th September 2011||Harvest Barn Dance||Goosnargh Village Hall||Private function.|
|1st. October 2011||Family Harvest Ceilidh||St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Lytham.||Private function.|
|15th October 2011||60th Birthday celebrations||Wesham Community Centre, Wesham, Nr. Kirkham.||Private function.|
|21st October 2011||Birthday Celebrations||Lonsdale Sports & Social Club, Preston.||Private function.|
|22nd. October 2011||Ceilidh.||Staining Village Hall. Staining, Blackpool.||All welcome.|
|11th. November 2011||St. Mary's PTA Hoedown||Samlesbury Memorial Hall, Nr. Preston.||Private function.|
|12th. November 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Samlesbury Hall, Nr. Preston.||Private function.|
|18th. November 2011||Charity ceilidh||Poulton Community YMCA||Private function.|
|19th November 2011||Wedding celebrations.||The Beeches Hotel, Standish, Nr. Wigan.||Private Function.|
|25th. November 2011||Ribblesdale Rotary Xmas Do||St. Michael & St. John Social Centre, Clitheroe.||Private function.|
|3rd. December 2011||Bolton Music Service Christmas Party||Ladybridge High School, Bolton.||Private function.|
|10th. December 2011||Wedding Celebrations||Beeston Manor, Hoghton, Nr. Preston.||Private function.|
|29th. December 2011||Birthday Celebrations||Cleveleys Masonic Hall, Cleveleys.||Private function.|