Devised by Rod Downey on 29 March 2014 as a teaching dance for grand chain.
The name is a tribute to a group of highly energetic 2013 new dancers who organised a ‘bunting bee’ to produce tartan bunting for Johnsonville Club’s hosting of the Wellington Region New Dancers’ Celebration in October 2013.
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The Bunting Bee in Rod’s The Johnsonville Collection
Click the arrows at the bottom of the photo gallery below to see the ‘bunting bee’ in action and the bunting in use at various Johnsonville Club events since 2013.
Shelley, Debbie and Lee sewing bunting in 2013. Photo: Pat Reesby
Members of the Johnsonville ‘bunting bee’ group who made the lovely club bunting in 2013 – Debbie, Deborah, Lee, Joan and Allison. Photo: Pat Reesby
The club bunting in use for the first time at the New Dancers’ Celebration in October 2013, with bunting bee members Debbie, Lee and Shelley dancing in the top set. Photo: Loralee Hyde
At Johnsonville Club’s first summer ceilidh in February 2014, John Markham gave a humorous recitation of the The Lion and Albert, with the bunting on display behind him. Photo: Loralee Hyde
The club bunting on display at Sarah and Josh’s wedding in January 2015
The bunting on display at Johnsonville’s 50 Golden Years Celebration at Karori Recreation Centre on 20 August 2016. Photo: Loralee Hyde
Volunteers setting-up the bunting at the 2019 Johnsonville & Capital City Shared Annual Dance at Ngaio Town Hall. Photo: Loralee Hyde
The club bunting adorns the Johnsonville School hall at the club’s last night of dancing at this venue on 15 November 2019. The dance is Jim Dougal of Eyemouth. Photo: Loralee Hyde
Members and guests enjoy the dance Texas Progressive Threesome at our 2020 summer ceilidh at the Johnsonville Bowling Club, with the bright tartan bunting to the fore! Photo: Loralee Hyde
First Tartan Night at Khandallah Town Hall in April 2021 – with the club’s bunting setting the scene for dancing Rosnor Abbey. Photo: Loralee Hyde