Homecoming Scotland Finale Celebrations
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Carrick Academy’s St Andrew’s Night Finale was a phenomenal success on Thursday November 26. With over 100 artistes taking part and Maybole Town Hall filled to capacity, it was a fabulous end to the Year of Homecoming celebrations in the town where the parents of Robert Burns first met and then married. Top of the bill were The MacDonald Bros who had come home to the town where they were born and Craig and Brian really raised the roof with their set. The whole evening had the audience, which included South Ayrshire’s Provost Winifred Sloan, clapping their hands, stamping their feet and thoroughly enjoying the night as the singers, dancers, pipers, and fiddlers went through the whole range of Scottish music. To close the show, most of those taking part took the stage for a grand finale singing Caledonia, the song adopted as the anthem for the Year of Homecoming, ending with young piper Scott Barrie playing the chorus as he left the hall. The whole finale richly deserved the standing ovation it received.
Photos by David Kiltie and Senga Fergusson. Click on the image above or those below to view full size.

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