Put a Spring in your step at Fling

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - THE TICKET - MAY

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 shocar­jen@bt­in­ter­net.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

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