Folk club con­test re­mem­bers Sandy

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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.

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