Strathspey & Reel Society of New Hampshire: We Went To The Jan. 27 Gathering In Concord. A Sheer Delight.
by Anura Guruge
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Everybody was game, wanted to go, we had no other conflicts — so Teischan (with some hindrance from Devanee) baked a chocolate cake and we went Sunday afternoon. We got to Wall Street, Concord around 1:30 but just could not get into the ‘Concord Community Music School‘. No signs — paper or of any activity. So we retreated to McDonalds for sustenance and mainly for Wi-Fi. That we invariably have an Android pad helps. Deanna found that there is a back parking lot and entrance on Fayette St. That was the secret.
Glad we went. It was delightful. There was even a bonus. Incredibly talented Katie McNally was the guest instructor for that gathering. I knew her from the Highland Games.
The music was good and we sat at the back; I, with a McDonald’s coffee in my hand, thinking you sure can’t beat this as a way to spend a cold New Hampshire Sunday in January. Here is the funny thing. At the break one of the performers said the same thing back to ME. Bingo. A wonderful way to spend a cold Sunday. Great, very friendly people. Made us feel very welcome. We are hooked. We are fans — not that we weren’t already.