Glas­gow Let­ter

The Oban Times - - Leisure - ROBERT ROBERT­SON robert.d.robert­son@hot­

A busy week­end in prospect

There are a num­ber of lovely events on in Glas­gow this week­end. I am look­ing for­ward to start­ing off my week­end at the Glas­gow Is­lay Gaelic Choir an­nual con­cert in the Wester­ton Hall, Bears­den. I have been con­duct­ing the Glas­gow Is­lay ju­niors for al­most two years now and they re­ally are a great bunch of teenagers who are great fun to work with. I should also per­haps men­tion that we are al­ways on the look out for new mem­bers, so if you know any bud­ding singers in Glas­gow be­tween the ages of eight and 18, send them along to the Gaelic School on Mon­day evenings at 6.15pm or bring them to hear us on Fri­day at the con­cert. The fol­low­ing evening, I am an­tic­i­pat­ing a great din­ner of tat­ties and her­ring at the Glas­gow Skye be­fore I sing. The lovely voice of Kirsty McKin­non from Tober­mory will also fea­ture that night – that’s as long as the pair of us can sing af­ter a hearty feed of salt her­ring.

Mull and Iona gath­er­ing suc­cess

As read­ers will seen on this spread, the Mull and Iona Asso- cia­tion had an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic night last week­end. All the per­form­ers at the con­cert sang and played their socks off and the large au­di­ence had a great night. New pres­i­dent Ross Wil­son and the com­mit­tee, ut on a great night which was steered per­fectly by the chair­man­ship of pre­vi­ous pres­i­dent, Char­lie Kirk­patrick. The dance af­ter­wards was ab­so­lutely rammed. It was such a great night – I even man­aged to win a bot­tle of Pros­ecco in the raf­fle.

An­other great Cly­de­bank ceilidh

As al­ways, an en­joy­able evening was had by all on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 10 at the Cly­de­bank High­landers’ ceilidh in the Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick. The as­so­ci­a­tion’s sup­per dance will be held in the Napier Hall on Satur­day March 18 and the band for that evening will be Char­lie Kirk­patrick. For more in­for­ma­tion on the sup­per dance, tele­phone 01389 879749.

What’s on

Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 24: Glas­gow Is­lay Gaelic Choir an­nual con­cert at 7.30pm in the Wester­ton Hall, Bears­den. Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 24: Glas­gow Uist and Barra ceilidh dance in the Craw­ford Hall, Beith Street. Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 25: Glas­gow Skye As­so­ci­a­tion tat­ties and her­ring evening ( Bun­tata ’s Sgadan) in the Craw­ford Hall, Beith Street, 7.30pm. Wed­nes­day March 01: Seisean- Ciùil Gàidhlig / An Lochran’s Gaelic mu­sic ses­sion, The Lis­more, Dum­bar­ton Road. Satur­day March 4: The Glas­gow Uist and Barra As­so­ci­a­tion an­nual pip­ing com­pe­ti­tion in the Pip­ing Col­lege, Otago Street. Thurs­day March 16: Co­munn an Taobh-an-Iar clos­ing con­cert in the El­lan­gowan So­cial Club, Mil­ngavie. Fri­day March 17: The Glas­gow Skye As­so­ci­a­tion Cothrom na h-Òi­gridh ( youth con­cert), Craw­ford Hall, Beith Street. Satur­day March 18: Cly­de­bank High­landers’ sup­per dance in the Napier Hall, Old Kirk­patrick. Fri­day March 31: The Glas­gow Uist and Barra As­so­ci­a­tion ceilidh dance in the Craw­ford Hall, Beith Street.

Pub scene

Park Bar. Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 24: Dùn Mòr. Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 25: Beinn Lee. Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 26: Beinn Lee.

The lovely boys from Trail West were in fine form.

The dancers had a great time.

Janet MacNaughton, Joanie Mackay and Mary Bow­man.

The Wilsons of Bunes­san. Happy birth­day to El­iz­a­beth who was cel­e­brat­ing an­other 21st.

All the fun from the Mull and Iona Gath­er­ing.

Iain McDon­ald and Eilidh Orr.

Sandy and Jane Brun­ton.

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