Bingo at the Comrie Hotel – 25th February

Reminder – Gig of Two Halves – 4th March

Have a wee listen and you’ll hear why Charlie and Joe are through to the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young folk awards; https://vimeo.com/171310426

Coffee Morning – 8th April for Comrie Bowling Club

Comrie Bowling Club is having a Coffee Morning on the 8th April 2017 in the White Church from 10am to 12 noon with a Raffle.

Bingo Tea – 10th March – Comrie Primary School Fundraiser

Comrie Primary P7 parents, carers and children are holding a fundraising Bingo Tea on Friday March 10th, doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30pm.
There will also be a raffle as well as refreshments and home baking at half time.
We’re raising funds for the annual Primary 7 Big Day Out. This has become a tradition to give the Comrie kids a big send off to the High School with a day they will remember!

Community Council Minutes

Hi Folks, firstly let me apologise for not having these out sooner.  I am very unwell right now so not been able to keep up with things, Sorry x

Please find a link to the page where draft copies of the January & February minutes have been added

http://www.comrie.org.uk/community-council/meeting-minutes/

Beetle Drive – Fund Raiser for Comrie Youth Club – 8th March

A Message from Comrie Pipeband

The band are currently looking for an experienced chanter tutor to take a class on Thursday evenings from 7pm at Comrie primary school.

Anyone interested should get in touch by phoning Pipe Major Willie Nicol 07592 339802 or email the Secretary – drumcomrie@aol.com

We’re also needing to recruit pipers and drummers to bolster numbers for the coming season

Musique san Frontières – 19th February – White Church Community Centre

Musique sans Frontières”
White Church Community Centre
3-5 pm Sunday 19 February 2017
An Afternoon of Music, Song and Dance

Admission Free
Donations to Maryhill Integrated Network (MIN)
and Syrian Refugee Charities

This international cultural event organised by Comrie Cares will be an afternoon of music, dance and song to assist refugee families who have been relocated to Scotland. As well as celebrating the common talents of musicians from different countries, the festival aims to extend a hand of friendship from Comrie to refugee families fleeing terror and oppression. The programme is part of the overall campaign “Refugees Welcome” which is being organised by communities throughout Scotland.

Local and international musicians, singers and dancers will feature in the programme. The local Comrie-based Earnsong Choir will open the programme with a mix of traditional and contemporary songs. The exciting Maryhill Joyous Choir is travelling from Glasgow to perform at the event. The choir comprises of refugees and asylum seekers who have come together through music and song. The choir was founded and supported by the Maryhill Integration Network (MIN), a Glasgow based charity. A group of five Syrian dancers are also performing as part of the Maryhill Integration Network.

Local music lovers are particularly excited that Ayman Jarjour, an internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist, will be performing at the event. Ayman has performed in venues all over the world, but is currently devoting his energy and music to highlighting the plight of refugees from his native country. Interestingly, Ayman has a special relationship to Strathearn as his wife, Alyson, comes from Crieff.

Margaret Bennett the accomplished folklorist, Gaelic singer, author and broadcaster will be singing at the event. Margaret who lives in Comrie was brought up on the Isle of Skye “in a household where singing, playing music, dancing and storytelling were a way of life.” In keeping with the theme of the event, Margaret’s songs will highlight the plight of Scots families who were uprooted and transported to far off lands. A piper will be on hand to extend a warm, Comrie welcome.

Comrie Film Festival – 11th & 12th February

Comrie Cinema and Events Club – 11th and 12th February from 10.30am in the White Church. Comrie Cinema Club’s second Film Festival on theme of ‘Take a Stand’.

Food by Hansen’s Kitchen available all day and a bar.

10 great movies and a live performance by Dmytro Morykit – great value at £15 weekend ticket, or £5 for individual films.

Something for everyone, including triptych by local visual artist, Helen McCrorie, featuring the rituals of the Comrie flambeaux and the ordination of a young priest.

Kids’ film both days – only £2.

The personal experiences tree will be back for folk to record their own ‘stands’. Weekend tickets available at Hansen’s and Eventbrite.

Individual film tickets on the door. See local posters and http://www.comriecinema.co.uk/web/filmfestival.html for details of films.

A Gig of Two Halves – 4th March

Chris’s Gigs is delighted to offer a Gig of Two Halves. This will be a very special concert with two distinct performances from two very different artists.

We welcome back to Comrie, Sharon King, the award winning Edinburgh singer songwriter, who so delighted the Comrie Audience when she performed with her Reckless Angels several years ago. This time on a solo tour, she uses her thoughtfully eloquent vocals and astute observations on Scottish life to delight us, through her beautifully crafted contemporary songs peppered with tales of her travels. Be prepared to be moved and entertained.

Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach, are two young and precociously talented traditional musicians who are currently in the semi finals for the BBC Radio Two Young Folk Award, to be held in Kendal on the 22nd Jan 2017. We’ll know by the gig time how they got on!

Their background lies at the heart of some of Scotland’s native musical traditions, but the music they play is as much based on self-penned material as it is informed by this upbringing. A captivating fiddle style supported by sensitive pianism isn’t big, loud, in-your-face music, but something to be relaxed in to. It’s a journey, rising and falling with total spontaneity.

Tickets £15 from Hansen’s Kitchen, Comrie Post Office and https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharon-king-with-charlie-grey-joseph-peach-a-gig-of-two-halves-tickets-31363975495