Kin­tyre cul­tural life

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -

A WEEK ago Scot­tish Opera was sur­prised by the de­mand in Camp­bel­town and had to rapidly add an ex­tra 30 seats.

It is some years since peo­ple have had a chance to en­joy opera from in­ter­na­tional per­form­ers. Kin­tyre Cho­rale’s recitals are al­ways full, so per­haps it would not have been hard to pre­dict.

Three days later, a one man rock band, Jeff Jeffrey, re­turned to the Wee Toon. His Ma­sonic club per­for­mance, vir­tu­ally at po­lar op­po­sites to opera, in­cluded many jokes un­print­able in the Courier and at­tracted about 30.

Fun­box’s High­land Fling show on the same night saw fam­i­lies packed into the Vic­to­ria hall for a pan­tomime-like ex­pe­ri­ence.

On Satur­day Ch­eryl Brown’s 90s and 00s gig gave the 20-some­things crowd a great night out, sold out at the town hall and raised £4,000 for char­ity.

Across town about 35 peo­ple were given an in­sight into the life of Dr He­len Fuller­ton who passed away in 2005. She was a pioneer of record­ing Scot­tish and Ir­ish trav­ellers’ bal­lads on a reel-to-reel por­ta­ble tape ma­chine.

It is an eclec­tic mix...

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