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The Spirit of Southport Scorch 2022 in 12 top tracks

By |2022-08-17T10:55:32+00:00August 5th, 2022|Music Reviews, Weekenders|

The Spirit of Southport lies in the music If you had to describe Ceroc's Southport Weekender to someone who had no idea what even Ceroc was, where would you start?  You'd probably begin by telling them that it involved round-the-clock dancing - it starts at three on Friday afternoon and doesn't stop until six o'clock Monday [...]

Southport Weekender: Motown & Northern Soul Hour (Feb 2022)

By |2022-03-23T17:12:23+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Motown, Music Reviews, Weekenders|

It's Tony's turn to Keep the Faith As soon as the programme for the Ceroc Southport Weekender comes out, I look for one thing - the Motown & Northern Soul Hour.  Once I see that this Speciality Hour is there in the programme my excitement starts to build as this is, without doubt, my favourite [...]

Fresh great tunes from Perth (Feb 2022)

By |2022-03-17T10:21:15+00:00March 17th, 2022|Freestyle Reviews, Music Reviews|

I get my Nicola-fix after all Back in mid-February, when I got my first look at the DJ listing at the forthcoming Ceroc Southport Weekender, I noted disappointingly that one name was missing - Nicola Meechan di Folco.  Nicola has long been a regular in the SILC Zone and since 2018 she's also had Thunderball [...]

Music from my Scottish Dance Road Trip

By |2022-01-08T15:08:51+00:00December 27th, 2021|Articles, Music Reviews|

17 tracks give a flavour of the music Back in October, I went on my first Dance Road Trip since Lockdown.  The trip was planned around an invite to visit the first Perth Party Night since dancing reopened in Scotland.  To make my trip worthwhile, I called in at a freestyle in Ormskirk on the [...]

A New Music fix from The Southport Weekender (Sept 2021)

By |2021-12-01T18:55:00+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Articles, Music Reviews, My Favourite Tracks, Weekenders|

Fresh new music lights up Southport The Ceroc weekender at Southport in September was a joyous occasion which I tried to capture in my article 15 Things we missed about Southport (see link below).  One fabulous aspect of this weekender was being able to dance to lots of new music.  During the sixteen months we [...]

The Spirit of the Ceroc Thrill Weekender in 12 Tracks

By |2021-01-08T17:31:17+00:00February 19th, 2020|Articles, Music Reviews, My Favourite Tracks|

A look back over this new fab new weekender It's some time now since I experienced the fun and dancing at the first-ever Ceroc Thrill Weekender, run by Nicola di Folco at The Jury's Inn, close to Aberdeen Airport, but I always promised myself a retrospective look back over the music.  Music is a great [...]

John Baker’s Soul & Funk Hour at Ceroc Breeze Weekender

By |2020-01-23T13:06:50+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Music Reviews, Weekenders|

We love the Speciality Hours So what makes a great session of dancing?  No 1 The music.  Music you love and more importantly music you can connect with.  We all have our favourite tracks that we love dancing to. Hopefully, you get to dance to a run of them.  The DJ gets you in the [...]

Spotify Playlist Links

By |2021-11-04T13:14:50+00:00January 21st, 2020|Music Reviews|

My Expanding Spotify Library As I publish my music album articles on the blog, I also put the playlist on Spotify so that you can listen to them without interruptions and adverts.  I'm also slowly adding playlists of some of my old music album articles.  This has resulted in the list of playlists slowly growing [...]

The Spirit of the Ceroc Breeze Weekender in 12 tracks

By |2021-01-08T17:31:31+00:00December 20th, 2019|Music Reviews, My Favourite Tracks, Weekenders|

A look back over this once a year dance fest It's some time now since I experienced my first ever Breeze, the Ceroc Weekender held in the Pontin's Holiday Camp at Brean Sands in Somerset, but I always promised myself a retrospective look back over the music.  Music is a great way to tell the [...]

Smooth Jive: Contemporary Chill-out: Volume 2

By |2023-10-27T13:29:12+00:00July 4th, 2019|Music Reviews, SILC and Smooth Jive|

I owe a debt to the many Chill-out DJs Since I published Volume 1 of the contemporary music suited to smooth jive, back in February, I've become even more of a chill-out music junkie.  Because I've been visiting more chill-out venues I've had the opportunity to practice my smooth slotted technique, and hear a lot [...]