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By Ragne Hopkins, Jan 27 2019

.... or the SNS has got Talent!

The New Year started on a cheerful note with a musical evening as has been our tradition for many years. With Adam now taking a back seat, other members surprised us with some excellent performances.

Our Vice President Tommy Thompson organised the programme and with his guitar entertained us with some well known Glasgow songs like "I'm Sam the Skull, a Glasgow Cat" and along with George Ferguson introduced us to one of Glasgow's most infamous women, Hairy Mary - the floor o' the Gorbals with "Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice" by Hamish Imlach.

January means Burns and Tommy brought Weaver Willie Wastle and his terrible wife to life in the poem. George, an accomplished singer, also with his guitar, sang the beautiful Burns song "Ae fond kiss". He further brought some culture into the proceedings with the lovely Gaelic song "Chì mi na mòrbheanna" or "The Mist Covered Mountains of Home" by Ian Rob . Katherine and Ragne on their ukuleles added volume to the two guitar players and the band played and sang some jolly songs, "The Barras", "Johnny Lad" and the "Rattlin' Bog" made popular by the Corries and Alistair McDonald, and "Hompetitten" by Alf Prøysen for a touch of Norwegian.

The audience joined in singing the choruses and, along with the performers, seemed to enjoy this lively evening. Bring out more hidden talent to join the band!

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