ORGANISATIONS It’s friends reunited at meeting of Burns club
Full house for event
It was a welcome return to Kilbryde Burns Club for one of the organisation’s long-standing friends this month.
Club president John Haining kicked the evening off with some hilarious tales of his career in Strathclyde Police before introducing Jimmy Law.
Mr Law is long-time president of the Poosie Nansies Burns Club in Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire and entertained members with a tour of Scotland with verse and anecdotes.
The highlights were a hilarious rendition of Old Lochgelly, a poem about the leather tawse, and a couple of W D Cocker poems.
A number of his Poosie Nansie members came along to enjoy the evening and they were among an audience entertained by Jim King who played a selection of Scottish tunes on the accordion.
After the tea break, Kilbryde club member May Lobban recited another W D Cocker poem before Mr Law launched into the second half of his presentation.
Harvey Littlejohn delivered a fitting vote of thanks with the evening being brought to a close by the company singing Auld Lang Syne accompanied once again by Mr King on the accordion.
The evening was regarded a tremendous success with the pavilion full to bursting.
Kilbryde Burns Club meets on the first Monday of every month from October through to April.
A club spokesperson said: “The next meeting on Monday, December 3 will welcome Cameron Goodall from Edinburgh, who will propose a toast to Scotland.
“Having been entertained by Cammy before, we look forward to an interesting and informative evening. Visitors will be welcome.”
Anyone interested in attending club meetings should contact secretary Patricia Leslie on (01355) 235189.
Welcome return Kilbryde Burns Club president John Haining with Jimmy Law