Bergen Scottish Society

Spring Ceilidh

Saturday 17th April, Katedralskolen, Kong Oscars gate

Despite the best attempts of an Icelandic volcano to spoil the night, and some last minute changes of music for the evening, the Spring ceilidh went ahead pretty much as planned.

The Nicky McMichan Ceilidh Band was grounded in Scotland because of the volcanic ash cloud, but committee members Pat and James led the dancing with the help of an MP3 players and the music of three ceilidh bands that have played at Society ceilidh's before: Crowded Croft, Ian Hutson's Scottish Dance band and The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience.

Bergen Pipes & Drums were on hand to play a few sets of tunes from their new repertoire, helping to build up the atmosphere and adding their distinctive flavour to the evening.

Ticket prices were dropped for the evening to reflect the change from ceilidh band to MP3 player, and a solid turn out ensured a fun night was had by all. Nicky McMichan and the boys will hopefully be joining us for a ceilidh in 2011 instead, volcanos permitting.