16th July 2018
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Wonderful night of music

I have just come home from a wonderful night of Shetland song at the Hamefarin’ Club, where five singing groups and choirs performed at Islesburgh.

I felt a word of thanks was called for and a congratulations to all the people who took part. What a lovely evening and what a good way to celebrate home and homecomings.

The choirs all sang beautifully, with a wide variety of music and styles. There was a real atmosphere of warmth and comradeship in room 16.

So, to the Sandyburn Singers, Sing Shetland, SWRI choir and Bluemull Sound, well done. Special thanks must go to the Singing Saturday’s group of young singers who looked great and sang well and enthusiastically.

I also feel that we must thank the audience who were appreciative, responsive, and took part in the singing with great gusto and feeling. I do not think <i>Beloved Thule</i> has been sung like that in a long time.

Lastly, congratulations to the Hamefarin’ committee and to Maurice Mullay who organised the event.
I am looking forward to the next one.

Andy Ross
ASF Shetland and GlobalYell Music
Sellafirth,
Yell.

One comment

  1. Meilo So

    Yes, it was very enjoyable, and don’t forget the accompanists, which add much enthusiasm to the voices for all the non Shetland songs.

    Reply

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