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Seniors

Seniors Group next Meeting: Thursday 23rd June at the Crookston Hotel.
Our guest entertainer is talented musician, John Carmichael. John has a fund of amusing stories from his years playing here, abroad and in the theatre, he has played at many branch events notably “Take the Floor“ when we *danced* on the radio.
We’ll meet at the Crookston Hotel @ 12 for 12:30 for a light lunch (£12.95) of:
Soup, sausage rolls, scones with butter and jam and a selection of cakes.
Please come along and enjoy a couple of hours of convivial conversation with friends, food and entertainment, courtesy of John Carmichael.

After 8 years in post, Daphne Davidson and Katherine Morrison thought it was time to give someone else a chance to direct the Seniors’ Group. Mo (Maureen) McCrudden has taken over as Convenor assisted by Maureen Daniel.
If you would like: to attend any event; more information; your name added to the list for the future;
  please send an email to seniors@rscdsglasgow.org

History

In 1998, as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (also the anniversary of the first meeting held in Glasgow in 1923, leading to the formation of Glasgow Branch), a group of senior non-dancers and a few dancers who were still active attended an afternoon tea dance. They very much enjoyed the social aspects of dancing and missed this when no longer able to dance. Hence they wished to meet on a more regular basis, in a suitable venue.  The first official meeting of the Seniors' Group was held in 1999 at the Ewington Hotel [Queens Park], organised by Ruth Beattie now Hon Branch President, assisted by Joyce Turkington and the late Dorothy Paterson.

With the passing of time, this event has evolved into four meetings per year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and a Festive Lunch in December, open to all members of Glasgow Branch whether or not they dance on a regular basis.  The general format for the ordinary meetings is a light lunch (soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee), followed by musical entertainment and/or a speaker.  (There is an inclusive charge to cover the costs of a meeting, which can vary from meeting to meeting.) 

 Last event:

Challenges of the Walter Scott Book - March 2022

 Past events: 

Article by Ruth Beatie for Scottish Country Dancer  (April 2020)
Festive Lunch  - December 2019

20th Anniversary Lunch  October 2019

Richard Maudsley - Scottish Small Pipe - July 2019 

Màrtainn Skene - More quality tunes and craic - April 2019

Festive Lunch - December 2018

Anne Robertson - Round Scotland in Dance  October 2018

Mairi Callan - young singer/clarsach player  July 2018

Mr Rab Wilson – Scot’s Poet  April 2018  


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