Like discovering that the biscuit tin holds only crumbs, long periods spent without dancing can lead to melancholia, moping and misery.
Put a spring in your step and dance out of despair’s reach with today’s Big Deal for the Family Ceilidh with Celine Donoghue at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on Saturday 25th June, 2011.
A fiddler, tenor banjo player and member of the band Calasaig, Celine has won more trad music awards than you can shake a bodhran at and has played for Kofi Annan at the UN in New York.
Anyone who can get the former Secretary General of the United Nations to shake his tail feathers must be red hot at getting the party started.
It’s not just Mr Annan that likes her stuff.
This is what Irish Music Magazine had to day of Celine:
‘Celine Donoghue is an outstanding example of the new young breed of traditional musician…The future …looks exceedingly bright, and this most charming and talented of musicians will have deserved all of it’
Billed as an evening of Scottish dancing and entertainment for the whole family, the ceilidh takes place in the rather swish National Piping Centre which is something of an attraction by itself.
Dating back to 1872, the former church is decorated with three magnificent stained glass windows showing different types of Piobaireachd, a type of bagpipe, in action.
The evening kicks off at 7.30pm and there will be jiggering, capering and, one suspects, even careening going on until 11.30pm.
If you want to put some fir in your belly for the dancing then the Pipers’ Tryst brasserie in the Centre is available for dining before or during the entertainment. Lots of 5pm users really like it.
A couple of weeks back, Rhona Franklin posted a short but glowing review on the 5pm site:
‘Great nosh, lovely surroundings’ Rating 5/5