Maggie G - News

Blackpool 2009

Thank you to everyone who came to my Coventry Home Game to celebrate my 20 years on the road. My oh my where have the years gone?

We had a great time with our guest choreographers Roy Verdonk & Shane McKeever, big thanks to both. A big thank you to Dave & Pauline for all their hard work. We had a great dance floor, a fabulous fun atmosphere dancing to a great mix of music played by Dave. The food was lovely and we were well fed and watered.

It was lovely to see people from the North & South of England and our European friends from Austria, Switzerland, Holland and France. Also, a big thank you to my Irish dancers, Celtica Dance Academy, for a great performance on Saturday evening.

The dances I taught were I Got You, Pocket of Hearts, Wintergreen & Tonight is Real.

There are some photos on my public Facebook and more in my Photo Album.

We will be back at the Royal Court next year, 27-29 November 2020, with guest choreographers Guillaume Richard & Jeff Camps. If you would like to join us, please contact Pauline (Awesome Linedancing) on 07868 424 587.

I had a great time in Harlow. Special thanks to Shelly & Mark, who ran a great event and worked so hard. The chips were lovely Mark! It was really lovely to see everyone and to teach my new dances.

A very big thank you to everyone who voted for Celtic Duo in the Spanish Hall of Fame awards. Gary and I are really chuffed to have won. It's been a big hit dance for us and it is wonderful to see people still dancing it.

Also, thank you for all the lovely comments you post. I am sorry I don't get the time to reply, but it is really lovely to read them all.

It was lovely to see everyone in the south again at Keeley's event in Oxford. This was a very sad day for me as it was Keeley's last event 😢 Keeley has organised fabulous choreographer events in Oxford for the last 14 years, but from next year she has handed over to Marie Knight.

Thank you to Margaret Hains, who has been a big help to Keeley and will continue to help Marie. Marie has a great line up for next year and I wish her and Margaret all the very best for the future events.

The dances I taught were Faithful Soul, I Got You & Tonight is Real.

Apologies, I didn't get many photos in Oxford, but in the Photo Gallery there is a lovely photo with Keeley's family, her Mum (another Margaret!), her niece Hayley and her adorable Great Nephew & Niece Adam & Grace.

I had a great time in Bath with Mandy Eades. It was lovely to see dancers from Bath, Somerset and Wales, the day flew by. Thank you to Mandy for inviting me back and to Kirsty for all the help she gave to Mandy.

Everyone enjoyed the dances I taught: Faithful Soul, I Got You, Gone West, Pocket of Hearts and Tonight is Real.

I have choreographed a brand new dance for the LDF, which I will be teaching at the CBA's in January. The dance is called Keep Young and is to the track Younger by Jonas Blue & HRVY. The sheet will be available after the CBA's.

Recently, I was with the lovely Roy Verdonk at his fabulous event in Bosschenhoofd, Netherlands. I was very proud of my Celtica dancers, Leah, Oliver, Immogen & Caolan, who danced their hearts out performing 3 Irish dance routines. Thank you to Roy for giving them this opportunity.

It was wonderful to see Roy dancing with his beautiful 6 year old twin girls, they are so gorgeous. It was also lovely to catch up with Daniel, Jose Pym, Ron & Hermon, so great to see you all. Well done to Roy for a wonderful weekend. The dances I taught were Tonight Is Real, Gone West, Faithful Soul and I Got You.

During October I was with my good friend Janne in Torrevieja, Spain. We had a lovely afternoon workshop and evening party.

Dances I taught were Tonight Is Real, Pocket of Hearts, I Got You & Faithful Soul. Special thanks to Janne for inviting me.

It was lovely to see the lovely ladies from Debbie Ellis's group, Barbara and her sister from Moraira, all my friends from Norway and the lovely group of ladies who travelled over from Denmark.

Thank you to all the lovely people who came on the Club Dance Holiday in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. A great mix of dancers from Europe and England. Special thanks to Gary O'Reilly and Anja Rother, our Club Dance Holidays rep. We had a great time dancing every night and the workshops went brilliantly. All the new dances went down really well.

Gary taught Hey Now, Adelaida, My Heart Is Gone, World For Two and All I Need To Know. I taught Gone West, Castles, Tonight Is Real, a new Beginner Pocket of Hearts and a new Intermediate, I Got You.

Gary & I also taught our new Intermediate 2-wall waltz called Faithful Soul to Faith's Song from Celtic Woman's new album Ancient Land. Everyone fell in love with this beautiful track and dance and it was one of the favourites of the week.

A few photos from our Tenerife holiday are on my public Facebook. More Tenerife pictures are published in my Photo Album on this website.

Next May we have a new destination for my holiday week at the fantastic Puerto Antilla Grand Hotel with a beautiful pool area and right on the sea front. Full details can be found on my Events page.

Also, a few places have just become available for the Celtic Connections weekend next year in Sligo, Ireland, 15-17 May. If you would like to join us please contact Gary O'Reilly. A very big thank you for all the lovely comments for our new waltz, we really appreciate it. It is wonderful to read them, but I am so sorry I never have the time to reply.

Sorry for the delay in posting photos of a wonderful charity day in Germany on 21 September with Sandra and her club Notted Feet Linedancers. We had a fabulous time raising money for a children's cancer charity.

Thank you to Sandra for inviting me to be a part of this special day and to two lovely ladies both called Petra for looking after me so well. Also, a very big thank you to the club members for supporting the event and for the beautiful anniversary cake.

I choreographed a brand new Beginner dance especially for the event. The dance is called Pocket of Hearts choreographed to Collide by Imogen Clark. I also taught Tonight Is Real, Castles & Gone West.

I had a wonderful weekend with Val Self at Pakefield. Thank you to Val and her friend Lesley for all their hard work and to Melissa, who did a great job of Djing. It was also nice to see Calico performing too.

It was lovely to see teachers Lorna, Isla, Diane, Louise and many others. Thank you to all the instructors for bringing their dancers to the event, it was lovely to meet new people and catch up with some I haven't seen for a while.

It was especially lovely to see Sophie Brown again. I first met Sophie when she was 13 years of age, she is now 23!

Thank you to everyone, who supported this event, it was such a lovely event and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.

I had a wonderful weekend with Combronde Country Club, who celebrated their 10 year club anniversary. Special thanks to Nathalie for inviting me and to her daughter, Manon for looking after me. Thank you both so much for your kindness.

Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome at your special event, it was lovely to meet you all. It was also lovely to see dancers who had travelled from various places in France. Special thanks to Annik & Denise, who always travel to see me, it was lovely to see you both again. Also, Stephanie, who I will be working with at her event next year with Gary.

The dances I taught went down well, which were All I Need to Know, Something You Love, Gone West & Castles. We took a great video of Castles, which can be seen on Copperknob.

I also choreographed a new High Level Improver dance called Tonight is Real, which I have dedicated to the club. This dance won't be released until the end of this month as I need it for other events in September.

I hope those of you in the UK enjoyed the sunny bank holiday. I have just released my new Intermediate dance Castles. Many thanks to Claire Butterworth for the video taken in Liverpool.

I had a great time with Steve Rutter, Calico & Steve Healy at the Kingshill weekend at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. It was lovely to see old and new faces and thank you to all for supporting Kingshill.

I taught my new Intermediate dance, Castles, which went down really well. I also taught All I Need to Know, choreographed with Gary, and our Improver dance, Gone West.

Over the past few weeks, the boys and I have spent a wonderful time in Ireland with all our close family. Now it's time for a family break with John and the kids. See you back on the dance floors in September.