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Ross Hitchin, Herts CEILIDH - end of month (UK) (26) RE: Hitchin, Herts CEILIDH - end of month (UK) 24 Feb 10

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The regular monthly ceilidh season continues its ninth year in the magnificent Ballroom at Hitchin Town Hall on Friday 26th February with the wonderful SIMON CARE TRIO.
The Simon Care Trio is the acoustic wing of legendary ceilidh-rockers Tickled Pink, yet they still deliver all the energy and drive of the big band, just without the volume! Described by the renowned caller Hugh Rippon as “one of the most danceable bands he has worked withâ€쳌, the Simon Care Trio features Simon on melodeons, Gerald Claridge from Asha on acoustic guitar, Guy Fletcher from Little Johnny England on fiddle and Jim Moray on piano. (Yes, there are four of them….)
Drawing on a repertoire of familiar traditional and contemporary country dance music, this mostly acoustic line-up has plenty of punch and drive to enthuse dancers of all abilities.
In charge of the dances, as well as the acoustic guitar, is Gerald Claridge, caller extraordinaire, with a wide repertoire of most excellent dances to share with the audience.
Our interval entertainment this month is Phoenix Morris, an enthusiastic Side of Morris dancing men and women perched on the edge of London in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. They dance traditional Cotswold Morris, with some dances they have developed themselves, based on traditional Cotswold styles such as Adderbury, Bledington and Stretton-under-Fosse.

Unicorn Ceilidhs take place on the last Friday of the month at Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HX. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00 p.m. start, with an 11.30 p.m. finish â€" entry is only £8.00 for adults and £4 for children under 14. Students, Senior Citizens and Unwaged are £6, a Family Ticket (2 Adults and up to 3 Children) is only £20.

And, the first 6 Students through the doors before 8.00pm get in FREE! (SU card required)

Tickets are available at the door, or bookable in advance from 01582 733113 / 724261

There’s also a real ale bar, with a selection of beers from the Potton Brewery, and soft drinks.

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