It was standing room only at our Songfest held in Gullane’s Hotel on 10th May 2019.
After months of rehearsing under the leadership, direction and encouragement from the very talented Marie Power .The show consisted of a Revue containing snippets of song and dialogue from the writing of James Joyce. To set the scene, the BARA singers set the scene dressed in their flowing long skirts, frilly blouses, and topped off with wide brimmed flowery hats .
The men looked resplendent in their colourful waistcoats and bowler hats which was the attire of the day in the James Joyce era. John Boland, excelled himself as narrator .
The old favourites such as “Finnegans Wake”, “The Low Backed Car”, “The Croppy Boy “and “Sweet Rosie O’Grady” went down a treat.
The participation of the audience in the Sing a-long and the applause at the finish of the show was an indication of how much it was enjoyed by one and all.
Some lovely prizes were won in the raffle and the proceeds from the night go to local charities.
The night was a wonderful and enjoyable way to end another season of song and fun for the BARA singers. We are indeed very lucky and grateful to Marie Power for her patience and commitment...
Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O) May 2019