Put a Spring in your step at Fling
One of Scotland’s leading Highland Dance performance groups is hosting a ceilidh at Blairgowrie Town Hall this weekend.
The Spring Fling ceilidh gets under way at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 1, with the last dance at 11.30pm.
And as well as the ceilidh, there will also be performances from the hosts Flings and Things Highland Dancers and BBCYoung Traditional Musician of theYear finalist and Red Hot Chilli Piper Dougie McCance.
Music for the ceilidh will be provided by the popular Grouse Ceilidh Band. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for the Blairgowrie and Rattray Braemar Association.
Formed in 2014 by former world champion Highland dancer, Blairgowrie’s Rachel McLagan, Flings and Things have established themselves as one of Scotland’s leading Highland Dance performance groups.
In recent years they have produced performances for several prestigious national and international events, including the Scottish Parliament, the NewYork Military Tattoo, Gleneagles’Military Tattoo, the Commonwealth Games Queen’s baton launch and the Scottish Olympic opening ceremony celebrations.
Flings and Things are the exclusive provider of dancers for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and have accompanied the band on multiple European and US tours. They have performed alongside them everywhere from the main stage at T in the Park and RBS 6 Nations at Murrayfield, to the BBC Commonwealth Games opening ceremony party and Casino Square in Monte Carlo.
The girls accompanied Muse on stage at the last night of the UK leg of their‘Drones’ world tour, and filmed segments for NBC America’s TODAY show in advance of their trip to New York to perform in the 2017 Tartan Week celebrations.
Tickets cost £7.50 or £5 for under 16s and seniors and are available at Piob Mhor on Blairgowrie Hight Street or online at www. flingsandthings.com. All ages are welcome and it is a bring your own bottle event.
28 - And Then Come the Nightjars, award winning play about the impact of the Foot and Mouth disease on a rural community, Blairgowrie Town Hall. Tickets can be booked through Perth Concert Hall for £11.50, which includes a £1.50 booking fee, or cost £10 on the door at the venue. 29 - Blairgowrie and District Ramblers, Cloan Glen Auchterarder, six miles, Grade C. For more information telephone 01250873577.
1 - Riverside Methodist Church (Blairgowrie and Rattray) monthly coffee morning, Wellmeadow Cafe, Gas Brae, 10-11.30am. All welcome. 2 - Special Treats Lunch Club, Royal Hotel, noon. Contact Shonaidh Beattie on 01250 870525 or email email@example.com for more information. 3 - Blethers group meeting, 10am to noon, Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie. A chance to look at old photos of the area and blether over a cuppie. 4 - Alyth Guild, end of session social, Alyth Parish Church (Lower Hall), 2pm. 8 - Coupar Angus and Bendochy Community Council AGM followed by ordinary meeting, 7pm, Town Hall Chambers, Town Hall. Everyone welcome. 8 - Clunie Hall Association whist drive, 7.30pm, Clunie Hall. Supper provided. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Contact Jean Trudgill for more information on 01250 884263. 9 - Special Treats Lunch Club, Royal Hotel, noon. Contact Shonaidh Beattie on 01250 870525 or email shocarjen@ btinternet.com for more information. 9 - Eastern Perthshire Community Sports Hub (EPCSH) meeting, 6.30pm at, Blairgowrie Community Campus. Open to all sports clubs and organisations in the area. 11 - Alyth Parish Church, Guild lunch, venue and time to be announced. 11 - Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council meeting, 7pm, Adult Resource Centre, Jessie Street. Everyone welcome. 12 - BOOKMARK festival members event with Andrew Nicholl who will talk about his murder mystery, The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne which is based on a true story. Newton Castle Barn, Newton Street, Blairgowrie. BOOKMARK membership costs £10, available online at www.bookmarkblair.com.
Performance Local girl Rachel McLagan, founder of Flings and Things