Maybole Musical Showcase
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Two concerts in Maybole Hall on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2002 celebrated the 25th anniversary of the forming of Maybole Community Council and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  Click on the images below to view them full size. Story below

In step: Aileen Robertson Highland Dancers

Soloist Marion Morris

Sweet sounds: Cairn Primary School Choir

MC Scott Crawford

Top brass: Fiona Galbraith performed a trombone solo

String-a-longs:guitarists from Carrick Academy cluster primaries

Fitting finale: Maybole Pipe Band and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

Jim Stevens (right) and Rev Dave Whiteman

Young stars: uniformed kids putting on the style

Howdy partners: the Carrick Stompers line dance team

Cheer leaders: Maybole Majorette and Dance School

Golden Oldies: the Old Church choir in fine voice

St Cuthbert's Primary country dance team

Gaiety gals: Maybole Concert Party on stage

Boogie nights: disco dancers from Carrick Academy

Rock on: pop band Fusion made a big impression

In harmony: the Gardenrose Primary School Choir

Go West: songsters from the West Kirk

Comic capers:comedy sketch by ladies of the Trefoil Guild

Sell out: there were no spare seats at Friday's showAbsolutely 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 Band.

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.