A Tartan-Filled July Night

Tartan as far as the eye can see

What a great night we had on Monday 22 July at our second Tartan Night of the year.

Fifty dancers, a jolly (if hobbled) MC, and three talented musicians made for a really fun night.

The hall was buzzing with conversation and laughter, and the atmosphere was heightened (as always) by the Club’s colourful tartan bunting and the excellent supper.

Everyone loves a good supper! Thanks to club members for their delicious contributions, and the supper team for their dedication behind the scenes.

Monday was a very tartan-filled night. Thanks to everyone who came early to deck the hall with tartan rugs and tartan bunting, and those who bedecked themselves in kilts, tartan skirts and sashes, plaid shirts and more. It’s a joyful thing for the Scot in me to see a hall full of tartan. Well done all.

And well done to Loralee for making it back from Auckland post-fog, in time to capture that tartan filled atmosphere.  See more photos here – including a lively one of life member John Homes swirling his kilt!

Sharlene, Lynne and Heather with their ‘game faces’ on

For such a good night of dance and music, we must thank Rod for his programme, and Lynne, Sharlene and Heather for their stirring music. As Rod often mentions, the Wellington Region is blessed with Scottish Country Dance musicians, and more are continuing to emerge.

They make time in their lives not only to come along and play for us, but also to learn the repertoire for each event, bringing us so much dancing and listening pleasure.

We were so pleased to welcome over a set of visitors from clubs around Wellington, making a good night even better. Special thanks to Vicky from Nelson, who was in Wellington for the night, and past members Judy and Don Keats who made the trip from Waikanae.

Commiserations to those Johnsonville Club members who couldn’t join us, through illness or being off on their travels. Hopefully you will all be able to make it to our Annual Dance coming up on 24 August.

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Download the Johnsonville Tartan Night July 2019 programme

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