The Scottish Band from the Borders
featuring KENNY SPEIRS & JUDY DINNING
A first class concert with the ground prepared brilliantly by our resident performers during which time the room gradually filled. Then just when everyone thought they were having a good time Real Time burst upon us with Kenny starting off with The Gallowa' Hills, a fine traditional romp followed by some stirring violin, flute and whistle playing from Claire Mann and ably supported by Tommy Rosebugh on keyboard wo also created thir excellent sound and finally Judy Dinning with her guitar and bodhran.
Johnny provided us with a night to remember or rather to never forget. We had a really good audience in cabaret style and he was MAGNIFICENT!!!! He was enjoyed so much that we begged him to continue longer so for the first time ever he took a short break and come back to play a third set. He said it was unique in his experience too but that he was delighted. Five minutes later he said he would sing until 11.30pm but finally reached a great climax at 11.45pm blowing everyone away with his mixture of folk, jazz, blues, comic songs etc but most of all because he is such a lovely man. He did it for the love of the people who so much appreciated him. What a man! What a night!