Every month we invite our members and visitors to perform a song or poem based on a particular theme.
It's not compulsory, of course, but we have found that having to come up with something has produced some novel and extremely imaginative choices.
COME ALONG AND HAVE A GO. IT'S GREAT FUN.
25th Jan - Burns Night
A celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s National Bard. We invite you to sing a song, recite a poem or tell a story relating to the great man. It’s less formal than a full-blown ‘Burns Supper’ but just as much fun – and we have Haggis.
15th Feb - Hugs & Kisses
To celebrate Valentines Day (or as close as we could manage) we invite you to sing your favourite songs of love and romance. Be a s soppy and cheesy as you like – as long as you’re loving it.
21st March - My Favourite Irish Song
The Emerald Isle has given us some truly beautiful songs. Romance, comedy and the almost inevitable fighting – Irish music has it all. Come along and sing us some of your favourite songs of ‘Ould Ireland’.
18th April - When I Was 30
What music were you listening on your little Dansette record player when you were in your 30’s? Was it Elvis, The Beatles, Neil Young? Let’s hear your favourite tunes from your halcyon days.
16th May - Blues & Country
Most of what we know as ‘Americana’ has its origins in the deep music of blues and country. From the field hollers of the African slaves to the Cajun music of the French settlers in Louisiana, there’s rich pickin’s in thar. Let’s hear your favourites.
20th JUne - Trains and Boats and Planes
Travelling, by whatever means you prefer, has always been a rich source of songs and music We’d like all you happy wanderers to join us and share your favourite songs of faraway places.
18th July - Short Songs Marathon
Here’s a challenge for you. How many songs can we pack into one evening? The secret, of course, is to keep the songs as short as possible – this applies to your intros as well. Let’s see if we can set a record.
15th August - Trees, Rivers & Lochs
The Scottish landscape has inspired poets and songwriters since time immemorial. From Loch Lomond and The River Clyde to The Bonny Yew Tree; the list endless. What’s your favourite?
19th September - Must Have a CHorus
It’s in the rules. We simply have to have some songs that everybody can ‘jine in’ with. We all know a few of these songs so let’s hear you sing them and let there not be a silent voice in the room.
All Together Now…..
17th October - What's in a Name?
Let’s hear your favourite songs that include the name of a person – real or imaginary, historical or contemporary – it’s up to you.
21st November - Make Us Laugh
Are you game for a laugh? Come along and let’s hear you tickle our funny bones with a comical song, poem or story. This is always a popular evening so make sure you don’t miss it.
19th December - AGM & Christmas Party
We round off the year with our annual AGM, followed by our Christmas party, with music, food, a quiz and a special visit from a familiar white bearded gentleman.