Our second ceilidh dance night was held at St Martin’s Institute on Saturday 6th October. Over 50 people enjoyed a night of fun, dancing and food! Live music was provided by “The Assumption Band” who beautifully played a variety of instruments. A caller worked very hard to talk us through the steps before each dance – some fell into place easier than others! We started the night with the “Heel and Toe Polka” (which worked well) and finished with “Strip the Willow” (which challenged our sense of direction to the full!). In between we danced the “Haymaker’s Jig”, “The Virginia Reel” and “The Waves of Tory”. We whirled and twirled our way through the evening! In between dancing the band performed songs to allow us to get our breath back and to have a well-earned drink. The dancing took place in the upstairs room and we all admired the brand new floor.
At 8:15 pm supper was served downstairs (an amazing spread of chicken and rice; pasta; quiche; cold meat; salads and cakes). Thank you to all who worked so hard to provide such delicious food. The Institute had been beautifully cleaned and decorated too in preparation for the evening – the rooms were adorned with flowers and balloons. Again thanks are due to all who helped out with the preparations. A raffle was also held with some wonderful prizes on offer.
It was such a joyous evening. One reveller wrote afterwards, “Thank you for tonight – had a great time. Lots of fun, laughter and dancing and a bonus to win a raffle prize!” Certainly a wonderful way to spend an evening.