23rd February 2018
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Variety show boosts CLAN

A variety concert was held at Clickimin on Saturday in aid of the CLAN 1,2,3 appeal, raising £4,000.

All who performed generously gave their services entirely for free and the night was sponsored by Lerwick Port Authority, meaning all of the money taken from tickets went directly to the cause.

The night was a mixture of music, comedy and dance. It was kicked off with a rousing performance from the Lerwick Brass Band.

Next up were pipers Gussie Angus and Ian Morrison, with Bryan Morrison, who were followed by an act from John Sinclair from Rerwick. He told a humorous selection of poems and stories in dialect which went down a treat.

After a break for refreshments the second half of the night began with an impressive display of dancing from Shetland Highland Dancers.

Shetland Youth Jazz also performed, as did Jillian Isbister.

There were also performances from the Donald Anderson Band, the Calum Nicolson Trio, Bryan Gear and Violet Tulloch and comedy from familiar duo Tamar and Beanie.

CLAN appeal chairwoman Elaine Jamieson said the night was a resounding success and was particularly successful due to the generosity of the performers in giving up their time for free and the sponsorship of the Lerwick Port Authority.

Mrs Jamieson said: “Unfortunately with an event like this some overheads are just impossible to avoid, but the sponsorship from the port authority covered the cost of all these, which meant all the money went to the cause.

“We had a really good response. The feedback has been really positive and everybody enjoyed themselves so we’re really pleased.”

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