The Oban Times - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Two new com­mu­nity singing groups are hit­ting the right notes in Taynuilt.

Or­gan­iser Emma Bub­ber­man says the groups are fast be­com­ing part of vil­lage life with an im­pres­sive takeup from young­sters and adults.

Each week around 16 peo­ple are turn­ing up for the Thurs­day re­hearsal in the vil­lage hall at 6.30pm. The ju­nior sec­tion, which meets at 4pm, has nine mem­bers so far.

‘We take a re­laxed and fun ap­proach to mu­sic and sing a range of hits from mu­si­cals to mod­ern chart mu­sic. We also un­der­stand and ap­pre­ci­ate that life hap­pens and are fully sup­port­ive of mem­bers dip­ping in and out when oc­ca­sion calls.

‘We’re not gear­ing up for any com­pe­ti­tions. We are just a group of peo­ple who love to sing. It’s good for the soul,’ added mum-of-one Ms Bub­ber­man orig­i­nally from New Ze­land.

The new choirs are sep­a­rate to the well-es­tab­lished Gaelic choir in the vil­lage.

Ms Bub­ber­man, who works at Bran­der Lodge, sang in mu­si­cals and streams her own mu­sic on Sound­cloud. She also used to run Taynuilt school choir.

One of the adult singers join­ing her is An­nette Gray: ‘I just love singing. Com­ing along and singing with other peo­ple makes a change from just singing at home alone to CDs. I look for­ward to it.’

New­comer to Taynuilt Steve Harold is the only man in the group but hopes oth­ers will join him.

‘It’s been great so­cially to come and meet peo­ple as some­one new to the vil­lage. I’ve been made very wel­come.

‘Singing is won­der­ful, it cheers peo­ple up.’

The next singing ses­sions will be on Thurs­day Novem­ber 15.

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