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Alan’s Carols

Alan’s Carols

Each year our member Alan Alden plays carols for Ashburton Residents association, in Ashburton Road, Gosforth. Here’s what he said about it this year

We had really good day but verry, very cold.
We played for about 20/30 minutes then retired to our for coffee etc and to thaw out then reuturned for a similar stint.
I was joined by Ken, Marilyn, Malcom and Jen and it all sounded great. I think they enjoyed it despite the cold.

No January Ceilidh!

No January Ceilidh for 2019!

Ceilidhs are on the first Tuesday of each month; however for January 2019 that would be New Years Day.
All other Tuesday evenings that month are booked up, so it has reluctantly been decided that there will be no Ceilidh in January.

New contact list

Redheughers mailing list is being revised to comply with GDPR.

All members are being asked to provide their personal details - name, email address, and optionally home and mobile phone numbers and home address.

We can not use old data to build a new list.

Why are we doing this?  From the end of May 2018 new regulations require that the data we hold is correct and is held with their consent. Any members who "drop off" our mailing list as a result of not providing their information by this deadline can use the contact page of this website to be added.

Morpeth 2018

Redheughers win cup for best country dance band at the 2018 Morpeth gathering

A rainy day in Morpeth saw the band meet at St Georges church where once again we beat stiff competition to take first prize and the prestigious “Committee Cup”.
Afterwards we celebrated with delicious coffee and cakes at the Chantry Pantry.  A good day.

Committee Cup

The Morpeth Gathering & Committee Cup – a bit of history

The first Morpeth Gathering was held in 1968, and the Committee Cup for best country dance band was first awarded in 1969 to the “Eric Goodfellow Group”. The Redheughers first won this in 1987, and again in 1998.

The Blyth Valley Band had great success winning the cup in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006; (six wins) while the Redheughers held the cup in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016 and now 2018.

In between the cup was won by the Tyneside Fiddle Alliance in 2013,14,15, and Hexham Village band in 2017.

With 9 wins to their name the Redheughers have held this prestigious cup more than any other band.