Sell-out success for Common Riding concert
Published at 01:00, Thursday, 02 August 2007
THE Langholm Common Riding concert in the Buccleuch Centre last Wednesday was a sell-out.
The chairman for the occasion was ex-Cornet Tommy Morrison, who is the vice-chairman of the Common Riding committee.
The concert was again produced by Alex Pool who also shared the compéring duties with his son, David.
Marion Pool carried out the investiture of Cornet Andrew Johnstone with his sash and riding crop and also presented an inscribed shepherd’s crook to semi-jubilee Cornet Roger Maxwell.
It was an enjoyable concert with a delightful mixture of seasoned and young entertainers. The Langholm pipe and town bands played through the streets to the centre where a good crowd had gathered to welcome them.
The town band started off the concert and later the junior band and young learners played with them. Margaret Howe was the accompanist and there were songs from teenager Steven Milligan, Jackie Beckett, Irving Stuart, Langholm Folk and ex-Cornet David Pool, along with a recitation from Alex Pool.
The pipe band opened the second half and there were songs from Anne Halliday, Alex Pool, Niall Borthwick and friends and a recitation by Bob McLure.
The company sang Bonnie Langholm and after a vote of thanks from the chairman, everyone sang Auld Lang Syne and God Save the Queen.
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