Special concert was a huge hit with all
A special '˜homecoming concert' held in Allanton was a huge success.
The Whiteadder Burns Club event was opened by Chairman John Marjoribanks of Gavington, who welcomed everyone and introduced the Master of Ceremonies, Tim Sewell, a past chairman now lives in Shilbottle.
Dixie Scott, from Eyemouth, lead the audience in the singing of a community song, Burn’s Corn Rigs.
Young star in the making, Rebecca Richards, a Chirnside Primary School pupil, gave her recitation of Willie Wassel, Sic A Wife as Willie Had. There were songs from vocalists Diane Redden and Kirsty Jamieson, from Berwick, a performance from Jemima and Eliza Bevan and songs from Kirsten Blair, from Duns, as well as a recital from Alistair Lyndsay and the Eyemouth Poodlies in the first half.
The second half featured Eliza Bevan playing the trombone and Jamima playing the trumpet. Further songs from the Poodlies, Kirsty, Diane and Kirsten followed. There was also additional comedy provided by Ronnie Simpson of Duns and recitation by Sandy Watson, of Eyemouth.
Closing the show chairman John Marjoribanks thanked honorary president and Allanton resident Walter (Watty) Turnbull , the Whiteadder Burns Club Committee and all the volunteers and entertainers who helped.