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DCR PRESENTERS JOIN REDCOATS AT COWAL HOSPICE RELAY

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West Coast Ceilidh” presenter Ian Wilson and “Classics For You” presenter Angie Balmain are the latest presenters to join the line up for “Blacks of Dunoon” lorry stage at the Cowal Hospice Relay 28th May Saturday at the Dunoon Stadium.

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DCR97.4fm presenters led by The Dunoon Red Coats will be providing entertainment to the competitors in the relay with lively relay music and good banter to keep the spectators informed to what’s happening

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Dcr 97.4 entertainers will be encouraging competitors and spectators alike to chat to Dcr97.4fm listeners.

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Ian Wilson will be encouraging relay competitors to fit in some reels as they walk around the stadium circuit hopefully in fancy dress as he presents a mini edition of his West Coast Ceilidh. A Strip The Willow around the stadium circuit would be something to see and Ian feels even the mum’s with push chairs would enjoy the challenge with a little modification to the dance of course.

 Angie will be presenting a shortened version of her Last Night of the Proms and will be reviewing her play list for her Friday afternoon programme between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. To get into the part Angie will be dressed in her finest evening gown and of course a conductors baton.

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Keeping the entertainment moving along several DCR97.4fm presenters will be joining The Dunoon Redcoats including Gary Nolan (singing a song or three) Frlly and Tara with Gaelic words of encouragement and Clare Marie Nolan will entertain with songs of the sixties entertainment will be joining The Dunoon Red Coats

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Listen in to find out what other DCR Presenters will be doing Live on the Blacks Of Dunoon LorryStage 

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MEN’S SHED UPDATE

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Samantha Stubbs Third Sector and Volunteer Support Officer – Cowal and Bute has announced the next Men’s Shed Meeting

We’ve set a date for another meeting – Also some rather exciting news – and a wee wander to our Men’s Shed premises, so make sure you’ve got good footwear!

If you could give Sam a wee call or email to confirm your attendance, that would be appreciated – 01369 700100.

 

 

COWAL HOSPICE RELAY FUN DAY–JUST WAITING ON YOU

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Entry packs for the relay event on the 28th of May are now available in the Dunoon Hospice Shop at 130 Argyll Street and Teams of 4 are invited to enter at only £10 a team!

The rules are very simple, for each team to Qualify for a prize at least one member of the team must be walking the circuit between  1.00pm till 5.00pm.

Top prizes will be awarded to the best fancy dressed team and there will also be prizes for the best named team and the most entertaining team on the day.

Anyone can enter and everyone is invited to come along to the stadium and enjoy this special Fun Day with Lots of Attractions for all the family including amongst other things a Barbeque, Balloons, Face painting, stalls and the Cowal Hospice Tombola.

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Providing entertainment and keeping everyone up to date with what’s happening we will have the Dunoon Community Radio Roadshow on a Blacks of Dunoon trailer, DCR Presenters will be giving a lively commentary to the proceedings and looking out for the best fancy dress and most entertaining of the relay competitors. Joining the DCR97.4 Crew during the afternoon will be artist from the DCR revue including the lovely Clare Marie Nolan, Dave de Kort and his fabulous line dancers, Gary DJ Nolan and appearing for the first time in the Stadium the Fabulous Dunoon Red Coats with Jimmy Livingstone plus , yes there is more, special guest                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Dunoon Grammar School who will be opening the event and the Cowal Pipe Band will be playing at the close of the evening

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Listen in Thursday at 5.00pm When “Dunoon Red Coat” Jean Debney will be presenting a special programme with guest Jimmy Livingstone and chatting about The Cowal Hospice Relay

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DGS STUDENTS VISIT DCR STUDIO TO SING AND EXPLAINE THE 1st JUNE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA —–AND EVERYONE IS INVITE

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On the  1st June DGS Students will be inviting everyone to a Summer Extravaganza 5.30pm –7.30pm to be held at the school. DCR97.4FM  will organise students to play background music and generally let folk know what is happening through a PA and become DCR presenters for the event. 

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There will be live music provided by Karen McChesney and her Students, Arts and Crafts and Stalls provided by other departments.Beauty services will be on offer and there will be Face Painting and a Bouncy Castle

The local bouncy castle is there and we provide face painting and beauty services.

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Students will be calling in on Malcolm this morning to chat and sing and get a wee bit of mike experience during his morning programme which can be heard again 6.00pm Tuesday and 7.00am Wednesday

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DJ DAVIE & THE ESSENTIAL EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

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It’s time again for DJ Davies favourite show of the year on his THE ESSENTIAL DANCE SESSION, it’s the ESSENTIAL EUROVISION SPECIAL. The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and taking place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm Sweden following Sweden’s victory at last years excellent Contest with the song “Heroes“, performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.

Will this years Eurovision Song Contest be as good as last years Contest, DJ Davie will be bringing you a show packed with “what’s hot” from this years’ contestants, playing the best tracks ahead of Saturdays’ final and seeing if we can guess this years’ winner for a third year on the run.

The contest will also be the first to implement a new voting system since 1975, with each country now awarding two sets of points: one from their professional jury and another from televoting.

Join DJ Davie this Thursday at 7.30pm

 

DCR PRESENTER DAVE de KORT TO LAUNCH ALBUM

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As many of the regular listeners will know over the last few months Dave de Kort has been spending a lot of his time out and about with his keyboard and guitar entertaining locally not only with the DCR Roadshow Revue entertaining at local nursing home like Dunoon’s Ardenlee but there’s more.

Just lately as Dave told us on one of his visits to TLLLVLBS he has been travelling wider afield entertaining in all manner of venues and has also in between being a vital part of the DCR backroom team managed to find time to visit a recording studio to make a “Record”

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Dave will be calling in to chat to TLLLVLBS host Victor on Monday to chat about this new development and Victor will on behalf of  folk of a certain age be asking is this the “Proper Job” you have been waiting to do…………………

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POP UP SHOP TO HOST FILM LOVERS SOCIAL

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With the much anticipated opening of the refurbished Burgh Hall later in the year and the great opportunities this will offer to all manner of entertaining events including film appreciation It’s time to think about the 4th Dunoon Film Festival and the Cowal Cinema Club 2016/17 season.

This “Film Lovers Get-Together” to be held at the Pop Up Gallery at 7.30pm 29th April is meant as a thank you to all the loyal supporters of the CCC and the Dunoon Film Festival and an opportunity to look back on the film scene in Cowal over the past three years’

Supporters are encouraged to bring along non-members to the Pop Up Gallery .

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ANOTHER NEW EVENT FOR DUNOON BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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Not long to go now for the Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike Series, Round 2 event.

Another new top event for Dunoon and it’s all happening Bank holiday weekend 30th April/1st May with an exciting weekend of activities and spectator fun for all the family

And for those members of the family who would like to try out their riding skills there is going to be a Pump Cycle Track at the West Bay over the Bank Holiday Weekend for everyone to try and don’t worry if you haven’t a bike .

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The Dunoon Presents Team will have bikes available so every one can come along and experience the Pump Cycle Track you are of course welcome to bring your own along.

Children and adults are really going to love it! and It’s all part of the Scottish Cross Country Mountain Bike Series, Round 2 event and completely FREE .

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Loads of other outdoor activities too…Dunoon Community Radio will be out and about chatting to folk and recording your views on this Dunoon’s latest SportFun event —seeeeee you there

 

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THE BEAT MOVEMENT IN SESSION

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The Beat Movement caught the Ferry last week  to cross the Clyde to bring the listeners and the many fans this side of the Clyde up to date and brought their  guitars. The session was recorded to feature in LUKES ANYTHING GOES, BUT ONLY IF HE LIKES – as the featured artist to be broadcast Tuesday 10.00pm

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Formed in 2011 hailing from Greenock The Beat Movement Mark Maclean Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Lyall Mooney Lead Guitar:  Lyall Mooney Bass: & Marc Heron Drums/ Backing Vocals : have been taking their own form of High energy Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soulful grooves & Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and entertaining across the UK. and now Europe as the Band are heading to Italy at the end of April to do their own mini World Tour of ITALY!
Touring along with The Blue Lenas, Jamie Reilly, Scott Beaton and Jordan Kelly, dates confirmed at this time are:

FRIDAY 29th – Alzati Lazzaro, Gattorna ( Near Genoa ) With The Pottos!
SATURDAY 30th – Clyde Scottish Pub, Atina (near Rome)
SUNDAY 1st – Clyde Scottish Pub, Atina

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The Beat Movement caught the ferry the Ferry last week  to cross the Clyde to bring the listeners and the many fans this side of the Clyde and brought their  guitars –Bon  Voyage guys see you when you return

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Both The Beat Movement & The Blue Lenas will play a local gig Live @ The Loft Greenock on Saturday 23rd April before heading off to play 3 dates in Italy the following week . We ask you all to come & show your support for the two Greenock bands . There will be a Dj playing between & after the live sets , indie , funk, soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes through until 1am !!! Entry is £5 on the door & you will receive a copy of each of the bands latest EP’s on entry !!! “We will use your hard earned door money to help fund our forth coming Italian tour & English dates we have the following month which are yet to be announced !!! We look forward to seeing you all there please share this event & support the new music scene !!!”

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STILL TIME FOR “ELSEWHERE AND OTHER PLACES”

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Still not too late to view this fabulous exhibition currently on in The Dunoon Pop Up Gallery.                                                                      

It’s called “Elsewhere and Other Places”and features Anoushka Havinden, Colm Docherty,

Sandi Kiehlmann and Jenny Hunter. 4 GSA alumni’s.

It’s on till the 30th April but you may find you may want to view this fab exhibition more than once and even purchase a unique piece of Art

FM TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

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Sorry everyone but we seem to have an intermittent problem on our FM transmission.

Our IT volunteers hope to have the problem solved very soon

WELCOLM BACK THE BEAT MOVEMENT

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The Guys who helped us celebrate our Third Birthday way back on the 1st December 2012 with an incredible live gig at Dunoon’s MacClures Bar are heading to Italy at the end of April to do their own mini World Tour of ITALY!
Touring along with The Blue Lenas, Jamie Reilly, Scott Beaton and Jordan Kelly, dates confirmed at this time are:

Tickets available at you nearest Italian Consulate 

FRIDAY 29th – Alzati Lazzaro, Gattorna ( Near Genoa ) With The Pottos!
SATURDAY 30th – Clyde Scottish Pub, Atina (near Rome)
SUNDAY 1st – Clyde Scottish Pub, Atina

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Although we haven’t managed to get the whole group back to play for us in Dunoon (we are still hopeful we will see them later in the year)  we couldn’t allow them to start this stage of their career without a personal update

Formed in 2011 hailing from Greenock The Beat Movement Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Mark Maclean Lead Guitar: Lyall Mooney Bass: Chris McEwan Drums: Marc Heron have been taking their own form of High energy Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soulful grooves & Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and entertaining across the UK.and now Europe.

Mark Maclean, Lyall Mooney and Chris McEwan will be catching the ferry to cross the Clyde to chat to the listeners and the many fans this side of the Clyde and have promised to bring their  guitars

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RED COATS BACK IN DCR97.4FM STUDIO

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Still Flush with their outstanding success at The Dunoon Presents Ride and Run Event, from the fabulous Red Coats we have coming into the DCR97.4FM Studio not only the glamorous talented Ms Jean Debney but the musical arranger of the Red Coats Mr Jimmy Livinston. You can hear the all the latest news from team Red Coats and where you are likely to see them again when they pop into the John Street studio to talk to Victor and Carol Lee on Tuesday.

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AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC CONCERT AT SANDBANK PARISH CHURCH.

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Classical guitarist Ian Kelleher will present an evening of Classic Guitar Music this Friday at Sandbank Parish Church in support or the Sandbank Church Heritage Centre. Featuring a selection of guitar favourites from around the world including works by Albeniz, Tarrega, Pernambucco and Pujol which is sure to delight classical music lovers.

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Ian will be popping in to talk to Victor on Wednesday after 5.00pm when he will tell us more about the concert and his latest album, he has also promised to give the listeners a preview playing his guitar live in the studio including a George Harrison composition

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HAIL OUR CONQUERING HERO

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He told us he didn’t know why he was doing it but we are so pleased and proud that he did

 

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YOU CAN HEAR IAIN’S TUESDAY BROADCAST “THE RETURN” AGAIN WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL 12.00pm AND SATURDAY 9th APRIL 1.00pm

GREAT TIME AT THE ESPLANADES CLASP FUNDRAISER –THE ULTIMATE FAMILY EVENT


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Dunoon’s famous Esplanade Hotel hosted a very special Fundraising Teddy Bear’s Picnic today, even though because of the weather it all started indoors. Every year the Shergill family, SGE Hotels, choose a local charity to raise funds for by hosting a charity fun day and auction at one of their properties. 
This year they hosted an event here in Dunoon at The Esplanade Hotel with all the proceeds going to Cornerstone CLASP the Scottish charity and provider of social care services to over 2,600 adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs

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The main part of a day’s with many fantastic thing happening was a fantastic Charity Auction with some outstanding prizes waiting for your bids with all the proceeds going to Cornerstone.
With items ranging from major concerts VIP tickets to see Beyonce in July, Tin the Park passes, and local event the Cowal Games and Gig at The Gathering to the ever popular and desirable football memorabilia signed tops from Rangers, Celtic and Scottish Rugby to unique items so many we couldn’t mention them all and brought many bids from the packed ballroom of the Esplanade.

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 With the weather not being so kind until later in the afternoon most of the earlier activities took place indoors including decorating Cup Cakes with the Fyne Cakes team Anne, Jessica and William and decorating Candles with the KMR Candles team Anne, Casey and Kirsty on hand to show you how it is done.

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The ever popular Tomblola as well as a Grand Prize Raffle organised by Cornerstones Elaine, Rebecca and Barbara  

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Dunoon Community Radio presenter Stereo Simon was there as well as Hamish the Executive producer who just loved having his photograph taken with many children and some big people

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CLASSIC END OF PIER ENTERTAINMENT COMPLIMENTS CLASSIC RIDE AND RUN SPORTING EVENT

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DCR LISTENERS LISTEN IN TO HISTORIC FIRST EVENT AT RESTORED DUNOON PIER

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Even after for some a 34 mile cycle ride and 9 mile run in what was billed as “A fun and friendly duathalon challenge through stunning sea and forest landscapes” there was still breath to talk to DCR97.4FM listeners across the world.

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and some even had breath to tell the listeners exactly how it was

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CONGRATULATIONS TO IAIN FROM DCR LISTENERS

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