All Redheughers activity suspended
Following government guidelines the committee have taken the decision that The Redheughers are unable to meet for practice sessions etc. for the present.
We have no way of knowing how long the current situation and restrictions will be in place, but of course members will be contacted when we know more.
Corvid 19 spoils our fun!
The committee are considering how best to deal with the threat of Coronavirus, especially as some of our members are in the “at risk ” category. (No names!)
I’ll update this news as more information becomes available.
Very well attended ceilidh was enjoyed by all
Our private ceilidh at the Linskill centre on 14 March was a great success – despite the virus it was well attended and most of the guests were up for the dances. This may be our last ceilidh for a while though, so at least we ended on a good note.
New venue for practice sessions
As of 14 January our new venue for practice sessions is the function room, upstairs at the Royal British Legion club, 3 West Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne. A big improvement on our previous room, the acoustics are excellent.
Redheughers are entering this years dance band competition at Newcastleton
This years Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival is on 5-7 July. We’ll be there!
Our first appearance of this year at the Gateshead and North East Ceilidh Club dance!
Looking forward to our first appearance of this year at the Gateshead and North East Ceilidh Club dance on Tuesday 5th March, and perhaps a chance to show off some of our newer members and new tunes!
Birthday party at Ryton Golf Club 2 March 2019
The band had a smashing night playing for a birthday party at Ryton Golf Club (Clara Vale).
As space was limited only seven of us were able to play, but the sound worked well and the guests all seemed to enjoy the dancing as much as we enjoyed playing.
First Ceilidh of the year at St Mary’s on 5th Feb
Gateshead & North East Ceilidh Club will hold its fiorst ceilidh of 2019 on 5th February. Due to the absence of the Redheughers band leader the ceilidh will be supported by David Oliver with the Hexham Village Band.
Members of the Redheughers have been invited to join in if they wish.
Redheughers AGM to be held on 22 Jan
Dont forget its our AGM this week – about 6.30 in our normal rehearsal venue.
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.