Folk club contest remembers Sandy
Glenfarg Village Folk Club is preparing to hear entries for its annual singing competition and there is a prize for the best song.
The Sandy Watt Quaich will be presented for the best song at the meeting on Monday, November 19.
Secretary Hamish Grant explained: “Sandy Watt was a local Glenfarg man who was renowned around Fife in the early days of the Glenfarg Folk Club for his enthusiastic singing and versions of a huge variety of songs, ranging from bothy ballads to comic music hall numbers.
“Sandy died in 1981, aged 74, and in his honour the club began an annual competition with a quaich for the winner.
“It was decided that it would be most appropriate that the prize would be given to the performer who best entertained the audience with a song, the main criteria being that it was either funny or extremely sad and that the performance had also to be of an entertaining nature.”
The winner is chosen by the audience. Last year’s winning song was ‘Let’s Do It’, an arrangement of Victoria Wood’s famous ditty by Hugh and Lesley Toner, last year’s club chairman and his wife.
The meeting is in the Backstage Bar at The Green Hotel, Kinross, and entry is £3.