Special Events

Chicago 40th Anniversary New Year’s Ball

Saturday, January 18, 2020

doors open at 5:00 p.m.

buffet banquet starts at 5:30 p.m.

dancing starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tea/Brunch Dance

Sunday, January 19, 2020

doors open a little before 10:00 a.m.

potluck brunch starts at 10:00 a.m.

dancing starts at 11:30 a.m.

at the Baker Community Center

101 South 2nd St, St Charles, IL

music by

Tim Macdonald (fiddle)

Colyn Fischer (fiddle)

Jeremy Ward (cello)

Dave Wiesler (piano)

We are offering a banquet before the Saturday Ball this year.  Since this is buffet-style, you do not have to choose dinner options and we have placed the menu on this page.

New Years Ball banquet menu

There are 2 versions of the registration form to accommodate how printers print double-sided.

Registration Form – second page flipped

Registration Form – second page normal

There will be a Ball walk through held at the Fermilab Barn from 3:00 – 4:30 pm Saturday led by Mady Newfield.  Directions to the Barn are on the Silk & Thistle page of this website.

We have chosen to make the dance programs about our Branch and Branch friends as we lost several Branch members and friends this year. Many dances are written by former and/or current members or friends of the Branch.

New Years Ball Dance Program

Hello Neighbor * 32J3 Chicago 25th (D. Jensen)
Fortieth Anniversary 32R5 (set) Leaflet
An Autumn Posy 32S2 Island Bay Collection (R. Butterfield)
Chronology # 32J3 The Road to Stow (G. Trinkhaus-Randall)
The Quaich 32S3 Rondel Book (J. Drewry)
Mrs MacLeod 32R3 6 #11
Lady June Gordon * 32J3 Chicago 10th (W. Moorhead)
Muirland Briggses # 32M3 Leaflet (C. Snowdon)
Spiffin’ * 32J5 (Square) Chicago 25th
The Flowers of Edinburgh 32R3 1 #6
Adieu Mon Ami 32S3 24 #11
The Loch Michigan Rant * 40R3 Chicago 10th (M. Mulligan)
Joie de Vivre 32J3 39 #2 (I. Van Maarseveen)
Aging Gracefully * 32S3 47#4 (C. Bromann)
Corinne’s Caper * # 32H3 Leaflet (S. McKinnell)
A Welcome in Oak Park * 32S2 Chicago 10th (K. Smith)
The Wild Geese 32J3 24 #3
Mairi’s Wedding 40R3 22 SCD (J. Cosh)

* = written by former or current members or friends of the Chicago Branch
# = in memory of Branch member or Branch friend

Chicago New Years Ball 2020 Instructions updated December 17, 2019

Tea Dance Program

The Fairy Ring 32R Circle Happy to Meet (I. Boyd)
Postie’s Jig 32J4 (set) Ormskirk 5 #1 (R. Clowes)
Ann Lindsey’s Strathspey * 32S3 Dances Devised by Members and Friends Madison SCD (C. Snowdon)
Fair Jenny’s Jig 32J3 From the Redwood Forest (R. Wallace)
The Flower of Glasgow 32S3 (set) 46 #9 (R. Taylor)
The Irish Rover 32R3 22 SCD (J. Cosh)
Leith Country Dance 32J2 18 #6
Wisp of Thistle 32S3 37 #4 (P. Kent)
Highlander’s Farewell 32R3 They Stole My Wife From Me Last Night (R. Downey)
Remembering Ingrid * # 32J3 Leaflet (M. Newfield)
The Braes of Tulliemet 32S3 25 #12
Da Rain Dancin’ 32R3 Whiteadder Collection (R. Wallace)

Chicago New Years Tea Dance 2020 Instructions updated January 8, 2020

Midwest Scottish Weekend Workshop 2020

Note: the 2020 workshop has been cancelled.  Check back for news about the 2021 workshop.

June 12-14, 2020,  at Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, WI

teachers: Sharon Barker and Alan Twhigg

music by Laura Risk, Nicholas Williams, and Ralph Gordon

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