Absolutely fabulous! That’s the
only way you could describe two concerts in Maybole Town Hall last
weekend. With around 200 people on stage on Friday evening and 160
on Saturday evening local musical talent certainly provided their
audiences with some brilliant entertainment.
Carrick Academy pupil Scott Crawford was
the compere for both nights and on Friday introduced Maybole Concert
Party; then trombone soloist Fiona Galbraith; Carrick Academy Cluster
Guitar Ensemble; local uniformed organisations with a campfire sing song;
Gardenrose Primary School choir; Maybole Majorettes; St Cuthbert’s Primary
School country dancers; Cairn Primary School choir; a play from Maybole
Old Church Guild; West Parish Church choir, singer dancer Marion Morris,
Aileen Robertson School of Highland Dancing, and Maybole Pipe Band.
On Saturday evening performers were the
concert party, the uniformed organisations, a sketch from the Trefoil
Guild, Carrick Academy disco dancers, Carrick Stompers linedancers, local
band Fusion, Maybole Old Church choir, a community sing-a-long led by Dave
Whiteman and Jim Stevens,, Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, and Maybole Pipe
The concerts were first suggested as a
"Musical Showcase" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the forming of
Maybole Community Council and as the Queen’s Golden Jubilee coincided it
was decided to combine the two celebrations.
The entertainment was a real
extravaganza of a wide range of musical tastes with something to suit
everyone. There was also lots of humour from old style plays to the
hilarious antics of some of the young performers who had the audience in
fits of laughter. Saturday night’s finale, which will long be remembered
by those who were there, combined Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and Maybole
Pipe Band in "Flower of Scotland" and "Amazing Grace"
In his vote of thanks, community council
chairman David Kiltie said, "We have had marvellous entertainment from
very talented local people of all ages and all of them plus their teachers
and leaders deserve our grateful thanks."
He went on to thank everyone who had
helped in any way, those who had helped backstage, front of house,
committee members and especially Scott Crawford.