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The Route 66 Big Birthday Bash Report!

Last night was BRILLIANT! Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it a success!

1) The DJs! Give it up for their awesome work!

2) The Turk’s Head! What a fantastic venue and dance floor!

3) Jessica! Thanks so much for organising the card, that was so lovely! πŸ™‚ And, of course, the swing scene in Dublin wouldn’t be what it is today without all the hard work she’s done to help build and enrich it! Also, thanks to everyone who signed the card, it’s cool to see how many lives we’ve touched. πŸ™‚

4) YOU GUYS! As much as we’ve touched some of your lives, believe me, you’ve touched mine at least as much. It’s my experiences as a dance teacher that helped me decide to do a course (starting at UCD at the end of August) to get qualified as a secondary school teacher (science/biology and math). So thank you all for everything over the years.

Here’s to the next 10 years! πŸ™‚

All the best,

Jamie and Clare

The Return of the β€œTheme” Set!

Hello swingsters!

As some of you may recall, a while back (could it even be a couple of years now?? Where does the time go…) I did a few “theme” DJ sets at Route 66, featuring either a particular artist or else songs that were thematically linked. Well, the time has come for it to make its triumphant return! I’m hoping this will be a great way to not only vary the music a bit more, but also to give greater exposure to some artists (or to other, maybe lesser known/lesser played songs by some of the more famous artists).

To kick off the series next week (Thursday, March 24th), I thought, what better way to start than with Nat King Cole? As I’m sure all of you know, his birthday was only just celebrated yesterday: March 17th! He is, of course, the inspiration behind the worldwide celebrations of “St. Nat’s Day” (though of course the Irish, for some reason, choose to celebrate some obscure Catholic saint on the same day instead; what’s up with that?). So expect to hear plenty of your favourite Nat King Cole tunes, from “Straighten Up and Fly Right” to “Orange Coloured Sky”, and maybe a couple you didn’t know as well. πŸ™‚

See you when we swing you!
All the best,
Jamie and Clare