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.