I wrote and recorded this tune for Ronnie Watt to mark his 9th Dan Karate belt. Ronnie is an inspiration to many people. His karate teaching has had a very positive impact on many peoples lives.
It really was a brilliant night. The 2015 Iron Broo Christmas ceilidh went with a swing at St. Margaret of Scotland’s Church hall at the Gallowgate, Aberdeen on Saturday the 19th of December.
Keen ceilidh goers traded their winter blues for their dancing shoes in preparation for the Christmas holidays. As promised it was a good old-fashioned Scottish evening where guests were invited to bring their own beverage and snacks and enjoy a ‘reel’ ceilidh. Families and friends came and took part in the dancing, which knew no barriers to age with children, young people and the more experienced taking part. All the dances were called and everyone was invited to join in. Nobody was left a stranger by the end of the night.
The raffle and a “win the whisky game” were held to raise money for “Charlie House” a local Aberdeen children’s charity.
Iron Broo would like to thank The Devenick Dairy who donated a “Big Beast” Christmas hamper, full of cheeses and goodies and Makro Aberdeen for donating a bottle of malt whisky for our whisky game. A respectable £173 was raised for Charlie House.
Congratulations to Lydia Van Beers for winning the Devenick Dairy ‘Big Beast’ hamper and to Jonathan Scott for winning the Makro Whisky game with a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 years old.
“Everyone who came tonight had a fantastic time. You can’t beat a ceilidh in a wee hall for a friendly welcoming atmosphere. It’s a really great low-cost night out for anyone. Especially welcome at this time of year. Everyone is smiling.”
Charlie Abel (accordionist & band leader –Iron Broo)
The ceilidh at St. Margaret’s was the second performance for Iron Broo on this particular day having entertained an appreciative lunchtime crowd at the winter wonderland festival on Union Terrace. The next public ceilidhs from Iron Broo are being planned already.
(Above) Lydia Van Beers from Holland wind the "Big Beast" Cheese hamper from the Devenick Dairy.
(Below) Jonathon scott wins the bottle of malt whisky donated by Makro Aberdeen. Old Pulteney 12yrs.
Ceilidh Video Clip
Hi Folks. Tomorrow night you will have 2 chances to ceilidh with Iron Broo.
We are on stage at 12.45 at the Winter wonderland in Union Terrace Gardens, Free entry. We'll be playing tunes for 45 minutes till 1.30pm
Then at 7pm till 11pm we start our own Christmas Ceilidh and have a raffle for Charlie House children's charity. Someone will win a fantastic prize at our ceilidh.
We would like to thank the The Devenick Dairy for supporting our raffle tomorrow night with a Christmas Hamper. ( I'm a big fan of their cheese cake.) They make some fantastic local cheese and being that it's Christmas it really is the season for celebrating cheeses. All the proceeds from the raffle will be going to Charlie House children's charity in Aberdeen. The Devenick Dairy have given us one of their 'Big Beast' Christmas hampers which will be the grand prize featuring in the raffle. A brilliant local company that we wish all the best for 2016.
We'd also like to say thanks to Aberdeen Makro for donating a bottle of Old Pulteney Scotch Malt Whisky -12 years old for our' Whisky game which we also hope will bring in a few extra quid for Charlie House, take plenty £1 coins for the game. Notes are also accepted.