There were fifty happy members and guests at our informal Burns Evening held, for a change in the Wilson Hall, which had been ‘Tastefully’ decorated for the occasion.
All enjoyed a full programme of traditional music from our guest duo-‘The Border Reivers’, our resident choir- ‘Burnt-oot’ helped lead the singing, accompanied by our special guest pianist- Betty McPherson who did a heroic job keeping us in tune. Ian Fulton joined Eileen Williams for a fabulous duet – ‘The Crooked Bawbee’, Ian also sang ‘Ye Banks and Braes’.
There were poems from Gwyn Williams-‘Westlin Winds’, ‘In praise of Women’ from Eileen Williams ,’The Deluge’ from David McMahon, plus a very atmospheric rendition of ‘Holly Willie’s Prayer’ by Douglas Moore – in his night-clothes! Compere David McMahon addressed the Haggis- borne in by John Black, and added a wee bit local interest in proposing the Immortal Memory. Rev. Rona Young proposed a vote of thanks, and the evening came to wonderful climax with a rousing rendition of ‘The Star O’ Rabbie Burns’ and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by the entire company. Everyone enjoyed a veritable feast of Oatcakes and Cheese, Tattie Scones, Cake, Shortbread and delicious Tablet- all made and provided by Church members and friends. All washed down with Tea, Coffee, Ginger Wine, Irn Bru or Juice. Thanks must go to all on the Events Committee, especially the ladies, who worked really hard to make certain that our new format Burns Evening was a resounding success.
Look out for more pictures soon!