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Saltire the kilted duo performing at Waikino Summer Ceilidh

Saltire the kilted duo performing at Waikino Summer Ceilidh

Posted February 14, 2020
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Saltire - the kilted duo performed at the Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo last weekend and organisers of the Waikino Ceilidh, Waikino’s annual barn dance, have managed to talk David Vernon and Alex Hodgson to stay in New Zealand a wee bit longer and provide the music and stories for this Saturday’s highland fling at Victoria Hall Waikino.

The Waikino Summer Ceilidh is a fund raiser for the Victoria Hall. Get ready to get jiggy with it from 7 pm this Saturday, February the 15th.

You don’t need to know the dances because the caller will explain and call the easy to learn dances for you.

Nibbles and cool water provided, or bring your own refreshments for a night of family friendly fun.

Entry is $20 and a great night is guaranteed at the Waikino Summer Ceilidh Barn Dance

Who are Saltire?
David Vernon - Edinburgh based virtuoso accordionist David Vernon has performed at musical events and festivals all over the world. David appears on 23 CDs and can be seen playing in the Robert Duvall movie “A Shot at Glory”. He is also a ceremonial Bagpiper.

Alex Hodgson - Prestonpans, East Lothian singer/songwriter/guitarist Alex Hodgson has made 2 CD’s - Jeelie Jars ‘n’ Coalie Backies & The Brig Tae Nae.He has performed for the Queen at the Ghillie Ball at Balmoral. His music is distinctively Scottish, with both a charm and humour with a keen love of Scottish variety theatre. He has appeared locally in many amateur stage productions. His interest in storytelling has also seen him appearing at Newton Mearns Storytelling Festival and workshops at the City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, and he also entertains children. If that is not enough, Alex appears on Forth 2 Radio programme ‘The Best of Scottish’, presented by Kenny Hutchison, and performs a new song weekly live. He has also presented ‘The Sunday Gaitherin’ on Radio Borders. Alex is a born entertainer!

Click play on our podcast link below to hear Brian Gentil talking with one of the kilted musicians from Saltire, David Vernon, about his group and to ask a bonny scotsman what a ceilidh is to him.

Listen in to hear what you have to look forward to if you head to the Victoria Hall on State Highway 2 to join in the fun of the ceilidh.

The whole family is welcome along to mix and mingle and dance to the genuine scottish music performed by Saltire, David Vernon and Alex Hodgson.