Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy II, sells out and sets new standards!

Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner was very cool – CRAZY – CHAOTIC but cool.

We arrived in Seattle's Chinatown, to see men in kilts walking towards a common direction.

We
saw a large poster on a street corner with the image of a Chinese Lion
Dance Mask headed kilt wearing figure.  Beside the words “Direct from
Vancouver – Toddish McWong!”

Gung Haggis Fat Choy II
Sunday, February 24: 5-9 p.m.

Ocean City Restaurant Noodle Cafe

609 S. Weller St.

Seattle, WA 98104

The evening opened with 5 Lion Dancers on the dance floor and stage, with drummers up on the stage.  I haven't yet had a lion dance featured at the Vancouver Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner, so this was soooo impressive.  18 people altogether

Next, the Washington Chinese Youth Orchestra took over the dance floor while I did the MC thing and welcomed people to the event.  They played a few songs, on Chinese dulcimers, Chinese zithers, and then a song on drums. 15 people altogether

Bagpipes were heard as the Northwest Junior Pipe Band came marching in.  Bagpipes blaring and drums banging – in perfect tune and rhythm.  About 16 altogether.

Amazing entertainment from:

Red McWilliams, “America's Celt”
Master David Leong's Martial Arts & Lion Dance School
Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Washington Chinese Youth Orchestra
Susan Burk – Cape Breton style fiddler
Don Scobie – Bag Pipes & Bodran
Ben Rudd – Jimbe drum
Lensey Namioka – author of “Half and Half”
Melody Dance Group – Chinese dancing

+ MC Toddish McWong and Joe McDonald/flute/bagpipes/singing

More later….

One thought on “Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy II, sells out and sets new standards!

  1. Anonymous

    My first Gunghaggisfatchoy was a delight. I really enjoyed the children performing their music so well. The most memorable part was the young Asian girls of the Melody Dance group dancing a jig to the Celtic fiddle band. The whole evening was amazing but that was special.
    Thanks Todd

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