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AT THE SUNSET CEREMONY WITH REELY JIGGERED

 REELY JIGGERED LAUNCH

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After their breath taking performance at the equally breath-taking PA23BIDS Sunset Ceremony last Thursday night Reely Jiggered the real stars of DCRs Tuesday programme CELTIC & FOLK FUSHION  will be popping in to the John Street Dunoon Studio to chat to Victor.

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With the New Album KALEIDOSCOPE ready to be launched at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday 20th September and some hectic promotion work ahead tonight was the last opportunity for Reely Jiggered to let listeners hear tunes from the album and the story behind KALEIDOSCOPE

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OFCOM COMMUNITY RADIO LICENCE EXTENSION GRANTED TO DUNOON COMMUNITY RADIO

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We are pleased to announce that in the latest Ofcom monthly updates, Ofcom have awarded a five year Licence extension to Dunoon Community Radio.

We thank all our listeners and volunteers who have supported Dunoon Community Radio over the last nine years and shall endeavour as always to provide a radio broadcasting service that will benefit our community.

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AT THE COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING WITH ROBIN CAMPBELL AND COLIN MACDONALD

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Two Scottish Legends Folk Singer Robin Campbell and Broadcaster Colin MacDonald called into the dcr97.4fm Outside Broadcasting Studio at the Dunoon Stadium on Saturday to say hello to the listeners . Robin brought listeners up to date now he has returned to his Celtic roots enjoying making folk music with like-minded musicians. He regularly performs with folk ‘n’ fiddles trio Celtic Krystal. Robin’s solo set is as fresh as ever and he can be found regularly entertaining audiences in folk venues around the UK and abroad. Robin is currently working on three new solo albums scheduled for release by January 2015.

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Colin known to Dunoon Community Radio listeners for his Sturday afternoon programme Folkal Point which he has been presenting on radio since 1974 currently broadcast by DCR’S big brother Celtic Music Radio 95FM, it is also rebroadcast at various times online by Blues and Roots Radio, Ontario and Siar FM on Barra, and we of course Dunoon Community Radio relay the Saturday pm repeat from CMR across the Cowal Peninsula.

COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING – SATURDAY COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING -SATURDAY

 

World Highland Dance Championships

World Highland Dance Championships

 

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Stuart Liddell of Inveraray and District collecting the Argyll Trophy

 

 

Hamish Trys the 56lb weight

Hamish Trys the 56lb weight

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Dunoon Grammar School Media Team in the DCR studio

Dunoon Grammar School Media Team in the DCR studio

 

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Argyll Trophy Dancers

Theres lots to come and try today including Mountain Biking and a Bucking Bronco

Theres lots to come and try today including Mountain Biking and a Bucking Bronco

Setting up Saturday Morning

It is already Saturday and there’s lots of activity in the Stadium an the town getting ready for all today’s events including the World Highland Dancing Championship Finals, The Cowal Pipe Band Championship, the  Heavy Athletics, the Argyllshire Highland Dancing Championship, the Hill Race.  There are also lots to see and do around the stadium with body science, ArtiesTartan Tales, Drakes of Hazard, Clan Mountain Bike Stunt Show and the Ceilidh Tent.

The sun is also here so it is all set for a wonderful day

 

SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scottish Championship Winners

Scottish Championship Winners

Christy Graham of Dundee - Top Resident Scottish Dancer

Christy Graham of Dundee – Top Resident Scottish Dancer

Connor Woodcock - Best Male Dancer

Connor Woodcock – Best Male Dancer

 

SOLO PIPING

Burgh Cup Winner - Daniel McDermott from Rothesay

Burgh Cup Winner – Daniel McDermott from Rothesay

 

Jamie Campbell

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Jamie Campbell from Strachur won the Best Dressed Playing Piper Juvenille along with the Local Juvenille March and Local Juvenille Strathspey and Reel

COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING 2014 – FRIDAY

Laura Cathie from Coylton competing in the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championship

Laura Cathie from Coylton competing in the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championship

After a glorious Thursday rounded of by the Sunset Ceremony, sunny Dunoon is a wee bit wet this morning.  There is plenty to come and see though with the Scottish Highland Dancing Competition and the qualifiers for the World Championships  taking place.  It is also the start of the piping competitions and the Heavy Athletics

SUNSET CEREMONY A RUNAWAY SUCCESS

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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING —DAY ONE –SCOTTISH NATIONAL HIGHLAND DANCING CHAMPIONSHIP

 

AND THE CHAMPIONS

 

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Congratulations to this years winners of the Scottish National Championships.  Well done to all the dancers who took part in the opening competition of this years Cowal Highland Gathering.

ARE YOU READY ? WE ARE–FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER LIVE ON RADIO ACROSS THE WORLD……COWALS MOST FAMOUS EVENT LIVE………..

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Today’s the day when what looks like to be Dunoon’s busiest week  all kicks off when at 1.00pm today the fringe celebrations start to the build-up of Dunoons most prestigious event the Cowal Highland Gathering.

This year the mighty organisation  of Cowal Highland Gathering is helped along  in promoting Cowal by the newly formed group  Dizzy Dayz in Dunoon and PA23BIDS both dedicated to promoting Dunoon and Cowal and of course the legendry Kirn Gala .

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Dizzy Days in Dunoon have a very well publicised programme of events starting off today at Dunoon’s Argyll Gardens with entertainment from the Dunoon Community Radio Revue team amongst others and continuing daily till Sunday with events in and around Dunoon .

PA23BIDS bring back to Dunoon the legendry Sunset Ceremony enlisting the organisational skills of professional broadcaster and  DCR97.4FM Celebrity presenter Derek McIntyre who has put together a very stylish programme of entertainment and to ensure every one can see and hears the event a very large stage indeed will be built with a  superb sound system

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Included in the line up of entertainment will be  internationally known Scottish Ceilidh bands, a vocalist billed as Scotland’s newest singing sensation, local performers and dancer’s,  a  Scottish Singer billed as one of the few authentic Traditional singers  performing today and as a very special treat a guest appearance of one of the most sought after personalities of the moment Scotlands own  sporting hero of the commonwealth Games, The Men’s Lightweight Gold Medal winner Charlie Flynn will visit Dunoon to take part in this years Sunset Ceremony. Even at this time additions to the line up are being added  and running order may not be decided till just before the event but as announced on Dunoon Community Radio you can expect to see at this time

The Dunoon Community Radio Revue –

Dave de Kort,  Claremarie Nolan, Dino Martino, Nefertiti and special Revue Guest Scotlands New Singing Sensation  Matt Ramsay.

The Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band

Tina Cairns Dancers.,

Tom Irving,

Abigail Pryde,

Cowal Fiddle Workshop,

Reely Jiggered,

Vattersay Boys

and presenting Scotlands own sporting hero of the commonwealth Games,

The Men’s Lightweight Gold Medal winner Charlie Flynn

Plus much more

Of course it is appreciated that not everyone will be able to attend the Ceremony and to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy Dunoon’s Sunset Ceremony Dunoon Community Radio will be broadcasting the whole event Live on 97.4FM and for all our “Out Of Cowal” listeners on www.dunooncommunityradio.org

And just to show you how serious we take this, here are our top men Derek McIntyre and ITArchie In the final test broadcast from the Argyll Gardens to our main DCR Studio in John Street

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and as regular listeners know ITArchie really does not like having his photograph taken unlike the Sunset Ceremony co-ordinator her ITArchie checks out the receiving mast

 

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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 50 YEARS SPECIAL FROM RUPERT

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It’s about  this time every year that DCR 97.4FM Top DJ award nominated Rupert takes  us on a journey  to visit another world famous music event The Notting Hill Carnival the other event a little nearer to home is of course the Cowal Highland Gathering.

Both these music events have several things in common , both celebrate the music culture of a country but bring together  a worldwide audience and both grow each year getting stronger and stronger each year.

As the Gathering is yet to start the Notting Hill Carnival is well and truly underway as this special  four hour programme proves.  In this  programme Rupert presents two DJ who have each compiled awesome music mixes which well and truly capture the flavour of the Notting Hill Carnival The first programme is mixed by DJTriple M and the second DJ Empire who as put together 137 top class tunes for us to listen to for this special Sunday night listening.

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This year the Notting Hill Carnival celebrates 50 years here is to the next 50

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ARGYLL COUNTRY FOLK GATHERING SPECIAL–WITH FRLLY—

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This time next week Frlly will be in the Outside Broadcasting Studio at the Dunoon Stadium with her  Mod Squad colleagues including original member Victor as they report live  on the greatest Scottish event  in the World “The Cowal Highland Gathering .

Listen in today as Frlly will bring you up to date with all that is happening at this great event and how you the listener can get the best from it.

She will also tell you about the Fringe events happening in and around the town and if you can’t manage to get here in person yourself she will tell you how you need not miss out as the

“Next Best Thing To Being There”

is to listen in to Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 fm for full coverage and live commentary of Highland dancing as the Gathering host the Scottish and World Championships   which once again this year will be streamed in vision on the Gathering web site

http://www.cowalgathering.com/live-feed.php

 

DCR97.4FM ANNOUNCE LINE UP FOR SUNSET CEREMONY WARM UP

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RETURN OF THE SUNSET CEREMONY 

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST ARGYLL GARDENS 7.00PM 

 

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THE DCR97.4FM REVUE WARM UP 7.00-7.25 

                           WITH

                   DAVE de KORT   

              CLAREMARIE NOLAN 

                   DINO MARTINO   

                      NEFERTITI

               AND INTRODUCING

         OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST

   YOU’VE HEARD HIM ON THE RADIO

                 SEEN HIM ON TV

                     SCOTLANDS

          NEW SINGING SENSATION

                 MATT RAMSAY

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Singing His Debut Single

        “SAY WHAT YOU WILL”

   written by Robert John Puzey

 

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And as a special treat for all dcr 97.4fm  listeners click here to see Matt sing his debut single on TV

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MATT RAMSAY SCOTLAND’S NEW SINGING SENSATION TO APPEAR LIVE AT DUNOON SUNSET CEREMONY CELEBRATIONS

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Dunoon Community Radio have announced that listener favourite Matt Ramsay who’s music has been played on DCR974.fm since he appeared live on the station last April will as promised come back to Dunoon to perform his debut single released this week and available to download on iTunes.

Matt will be joining members of the DCR97.4FM Revue live on stage 7.00pm Thursday 28th for the PA23BIDS sponsored Sunset Ceremony

And as a special treat for all dcr 97.4fm  listeners click here to see Matt sing his debut single on TV

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WE ARE GETTING READY –ARE YOU –COWALL GATHERING WEEK –DINO MARTINO IS GETTING READY

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Spotted recently in the DCR97.4FM Studio on the news that a certain favourite male singer of DCR97 fm listeners was about to be announced as a very special guest, to sing live on the Sunset Ceremony warm up presented by Dunoon Community Radio.

Dino Martino decided to get down to some very serious rehearsals Live on Victor’s TLLLVLBS

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ARE YOU READY– COWAL DJ ACADEMY MASTERCLASS AS PART OF DUNOON DIZZY DAYZ

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        8.00pm till 10.00pm  DCR97.4FM  ARGYLL GARDENS ON THE BANDSTAND  

                               WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST 

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Cowal DJ Academy Masterclass

Since 2010 Cowal DJ Academy have provided local young people with the chance to learn how to DJ and take part in local events. From vinyl to CDs to controllers they cover it all and welcome anyone who wants to come and try it.

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Dunoon Community Radio in association with Dizzy Dayz  are proud to present this unique opportunity to see the Cowal DJ Academy present a very special programme highlighting the talents of these youngsters with their  different operating styles  and different genres of mainstream and not to mainstream music

 Produced & Directed by Craig Anderson

Visit their page at www.facebook.com/cdjacademy for more details.

SUNSET CEREMONY UPDATE WITH DEREK & TOM IRVINE

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Join us live on Dunoon Community Radio Tuesday after 5.00pm for The Late Late Late Breakfast Show when Victor will be joined by DCR97.4FM Celebrity presenter Derek McIntyre co-ordinator for PA23 BID who will tell us more of the  line up for the most famous Legendry evening event The Sunset Ceremony that takes place here in Dunoon in the run up to the Cowal Highland Gathering mid-week at the Argyll Gardens . Derek shall be introducing one of the entertainers that night local man Mr Tom Irvine and possibly a tune or two. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO DUNOON GRAMMAR SCHOOL PIPE BAND

CONGRATULATIONS to Inveraray & District Pipe Band  who did fantastic at the World Pipe Band Championships   leaving as the second best in the world only beaten by Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band .We look forward to greeting Inveraray & District Pipe Band at The Cowal Highland Gathering along with our very own Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band who narrowly missed out on qualifying but put in a great performance –and that is what matters, you did us all proud.

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FIRST SINGLE RELEASE FROM MATT RAMSAY “SAY WHAT YOU WILL”

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                    THE VERY COOL SO DOWN TO EARTH MATT RAMSAY 

Was it really last April that Matt Ramsay born and bred just outside Glasgow in East Kilbride came into the DCR97.4FM studio to talk to Margaret and Victor about his passion for singing.

This professional Commercial Sport Co-ordinater dealing with the co-ordination of Football, Off-ice Skating , Gymnastics and Swimming had  been wooing DCR listeners with songs from the musicals and not just musicals,  as a special surprise to Matt his management team unknown  to him had sent a Lady Ga Ga song he had recorded in the studio just to show he could do it and this was the first time Matt has heard the finished version, he told  listeners  he listens to such popular artist as Michael Buble, Tom Jones ,The Undertones and classical artist as Andrea Bocelli, Alfie Boe and Il Divo to Tony Bennet, Michael Ball and Frank Sinatra.

The Boy from East Kilbride told listeners how he loves  football & sports, but music is his first passion and how he found his voice singing in the choir of The Salvation Army.

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                MARGARET IS IN LOVE -THINK SHE WOULD KNOW BETTER

Since he had been  discovered by his manager Marc D Nixon his life had really changed recording some of his favourite songs in a big studio with an orchestra and being  introduced to renowned songwriter Robert John Puzey who wrote smash hits for The Dooley’s and The Nolans including the world famous ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’. Robert was so impressed by this new Scottish talent he has written especially for Matt’s incredible voice a new song “Say What You Will” which he was just about to go into the studio to record as his fist single CD.

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Well the waiting is over and  ‘Say What You Will’ will be released on a exciting new record label Monkay Ltd. and will be available by download from itunes this Weekend  but of course, listen in to DCR97.4FM and you just may hear this incredible new song by surely one of Scotland’s Top Singing Talents.

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Matt has promised as soon as he can to re-visit the studio to say hello again to our listeners and bring everyone up to date and to share this great adventure he has embarked  upon. Matt tells us he is taking it all one day at a time at the moment  still doing the day job and enjoying the precious time with his family “as you just don’t know what tomorrow will bring” now he is in the “Music Business”

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