Glasgow Letter – with Robert Robertson

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Clydebank Association ceilidh for Erskine
The Clydebank Association continue their wonderful work fundraising for Erskine care homes with a ceilidh on Friday April 21 in the Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick, at 7.30pm.
Erskine was established in 1916 and is now Scotland’s foremost provider of care for veterans – offering nursing, respite, residential and dementia care in four homes in Scotland.
The chairman for the evening is the charity’s chaplain, the Rev Jonathan Fleming, and the singers are Norman MacKinnon, Sheena Walker, Beth Street and Eilidh Cormack. Alasdair MacPhail from Luss will play the accordion and Robert Wood and Iain McPhee will both play the pipes. The evening’s accompanist is Kirsteen Grant.
Admission at the door is £8, which includes teas and coffees as well as home baking – proceeds of which go towards this extremely noble cause.

Stirling Gaelic Choir
If you enjoy a choir who put a smile on the faces of the audience, then An Evening with Stirling Gaelic Choir in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane, on Friday April 28 at 7.30pm, is for you.
When it comes to injecting a sense of fun into performances, Stirling Gaelic Choir are among the best in the business. I performed at their annual concert some years ago and the choir performance was full of personality – particularly once the concert was over and the horo gheallaidh began backstage.
More recently, I sang at a ceilidh in Perth for An Comunn Gaidhealach and the Stirling Gaelic Choir were in attendance. They invited me to join their ranks for a song or two and, once again, were adamant that I should attend a party afterwards – although this time I unfortunately had to give it a miss.
Head along to this concert if you want to be royally entertained by great music and craic. Just be careful to avoid the after-party.

What’s on
Saturday April 15: The Highlanders’ Club Easter ceilidh dance with Susan MacFadyen’s Band from 8pm until 11pm in Partick Burgh Hall. Tickets are £9 at the door.
Saturday April 21: Clydebank Highlanders’ charity ceilidh in the Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick, at 7.30pm in aid of Erskine Hospital.
Friday April 28: The Glasgow Uist and Barra Association ceilidh dance in the Crawford Hall, Beith Street.
Friday April 28: An Evening with Stirling Gaelic Choir in the Victoria Hall, Dunblane, 7.30pm-10pm.
Saturday April 29: The Glasgow Skye Association annual spring concert (Wee Skye), in the Crawford Hall, Beith Street.
Thursday May 11: Comunn-an- Taobh-an-Iar annual general meeting in the Ellangowan Social Club, Milngavie.
Thursday May 18: Donald Black album launch in the College of Piping, Otago Street.
Friday May 26: The Uist and Barra Association annual general meeting in Lourdes Secondary School.
Wednesday June 7: The Glasgow Skye Association annual general meeting in Partick Burgh Hall.
Friday June 9: The Glasgow Skye Association end of session social in the Redhurst Hotel, Giffnock.
Pub scene
Park Bar.
Friday April 14: Iain Angus MacLeod.
Saturday April 15: Iain Angus MacLeod.
Sunday April 16: Morino Day.
Islay Inn.
Friday April 14: Deep River.
Saturday April 15: The Raggaels.
Sunday April 16: Mooki.