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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING ANNOUNCES 2015 CHIEFTAIN

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 One of Scotland’s most high profile actors has been unveiled as the Honorary Chieftain of Cowal Highland Gathering (CHG) 2015.

Greenock-born Martin Compston – who burst onto the big screen in 2002 in the lead role of Liam in Sweet Sixteen – is making the 5,000 mile trip from Los Angeles to take his place as the ceremonial head of this year’s event.

Dunoon Stadium on Gathering Saturday may be a far cry from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but Martin is thrilled at the prospect of accepting the salute from the spectacular massed bands as well as presenting the trophies in the prestigious Highland Dancing and Pipe Band competitions.

“It’s an absolute privilege to be asked to be Chieftain at the Cowal Highland Gathering,” he said.

“Having grown up just across the water in Greenock, I know what an event these games are to the West coast of Scotland. They are the perfect way to bring an end to any glimpse of Summer we may have had!

“I have happy memories of getting the ferry across with my family as a kid to
watch the Caber toss, Highland Dancing and the magnificent Pipe Band
competitions, and it is a true honour to be asked to come back as Chieftain.
“Fingers crossed for a bit of sunshine!”

 CHG Chair Ronnie Cairns said he was delighted to have Martin as this year’s Chieftain.

“Every year, we try to ensure that our Chieftain is an individual with strong ties to this area who has excelled in their chosen field, and we are very pleased to have met those criteria so spectacularly this year,” he added.

“Martin Compston is a Scottish actor who has won critical acclaim in virtually everything he has appeared in, from ‘Sweet Sixteen’ to ‘Monarch of the Glen’ to ‘Line of Duty’.

“Martin was born and brought up in Greenock, and even signed as a professional footballer for Greenock Morton before successfully auditioning for the lead role in Sweet Sixteen having never done any acting before.  The rest, as they say, is history.

“However, despite winning countless awards for his work and travelling around the world living the dream of a successful actor, he has retained his love for his home town and the surrounding area.

“We’re delighted he’s agreed to be the Cowal Highland Gathering Chieftain this year.  Although our event boasts many of the world’s top pipers, heavy athletes and dancers, Martin’s presence will add genuine star quality to the proceedings.

“We very much look forward to welcoming him to Dunoon for what is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of action and entertainment.”

This year’s Cowal Highland Gathering, with main sponsorship from the Scottish Salmon Company, runs from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 August.

For more information about the event or to buy tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at www.cowalgathering.com or contact the event office by emailing info@cowalgathering.com or phoning 01369 703206.

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ANOTHER MIGHTY EFFORT FROM DUNOON OBSERVER WEBSITE PUTS DCR97.4FM BACK ON LINE

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Thanks to the team at the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard who have re-installed the Website and the listening link to Dunoon Community Radio.

You can now catch up with the latest local news and listen to your favourite local radio station simultaneously together at the same time                                                                                      http://www.dunoon-observer.com/

MIGHTY DEMAND FOR NEWS CRASHES DUNOON OBSERVER WEBSITE AND ROCK TRISH LISTENERS DIDN’T HELP

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.–Sorry to everyone who has tried to listen to us through our website by clicking on the www.dunoon-observer.com link on our site.

The Dunoon Observer has posted on their Face Book page “our website has crashed due to a remarkably high volume of traffic”. It looks as if the website may possibly be down until Monday -

You can still listen to us via our Tunein.com link

http://tunein.com/radio/Dunoon-Community-Radio-974-s133815/

Is this the price of Fame?  All should be back to normal Monday,

On behalf of all the volunteers here at DCR97.4FM and everyone at our main sponsor the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard please accept our apologies

Please check out the Dunoon Observer Face Book for updates and news updates

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FUTURE REFERENCE –Rock Trish request that “Whatever Rocks Your Boat “ listeners when signing in do so in an orderly  fashion to prevent future overloads. You can hear a repeat of Rock Trish’s “Whatever Rocks Your Boat “ programme  Tuesday 3.00pm

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EXCITING TIME AHEAD FOR DUNOON PIER.

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You may remember at the beginning of the month reading in the Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard that the Argyll and Bute Council had invited the Dunoon Pier Community Trust to form an advisory partnership group .In a follow up to that news it has been confirmed in this weeks Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard (Friday 17th July) that the trust has responded to the councils invitation welcoming the council working in partnership with the trust.

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We are looking forward to someone on behalf of the trust coming into the Dunoon Community Radio studio to speak to the listeners, in the meantime Jim MacLean on behalf of the  trust has sent us the official statement for our listeners and would also like to remind everyone that  If anyone wishes to proffer any ideas prior to a public engagement meeting or has any views they might wish to communicate to the Trust in regard to the future of the pier or might wish to be involved in some manner in the future, then in the first instance please contact him by email at jim@dunoon-observer.com

THE STATEMENT FROM THE DUNOON PIER COMMUNITY TRUST

“The Dunoon Pier Community Trust welcomes Argyll & Bute’s recently stated commitment to its working with the Trust in partnership, to ensure the future well-being of Dunoon’s historic pier.

“The Trust is committed to ensuring the longevity of the pier and to investigating ways of preserving, utilising and renovating the pier and its immediate area, supporting sympathetic development and promoting the renaissance of the area.

“It is hoped that the pier can again become an attraction as the gateway into Dunoon, Cowal and the wider Argyll area, encouraging visitors to come to the town, which in itself will help boost the local economy. Restoring the historic and iconic pier and its buildings will give a sense of purpose and pride in the community and will lend itself to future investment and employment prospects.

“The Trust will endeavour to promote the pier for recreational purposes and as a community and heritage building for the general use and benefit of all the inhabitants of and visitors to the town and surrounding area and as a sustainable and vibrant addition to the economic future of Dunoon and the wider area.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to push forward an asset that has been dormant for some time and Argyll & Bute Council is to be congratulated in taking the first steps towards the renovation and upgrading of the pier .”

“The Trust hopes to be in a position soon to hold a public meeting, to both gauge and galvanise public opinion, on the subject, in the area, to get feedback from them and to bring on-board those who feel passionately about bringing the pier back to life for the benefit of all,” said Jim MacLean, on behalf of the Dunoon Pier Community Trust.”

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DCR97.4FM STUDIO VISIT FROM ROYAL SERVANTS IN DUNOON

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After an action packed afternoon with the Primary School Children at the Jungle Jamboree at the Hanover Street Hall  several of the Royal Servants came into the studio to Chat to Victor and to tell the listeners of their Christian Faith and the experience of sharing it with the youngsters of Dunoon

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Than-LA,California, –  Beka-Atlanta, Georgia.  - Pastor Allen (standing).  - Chelsea,- Portland , Oregon.  -                                                                       Rachel Jacksonville, Florida and Chris –Seattle Washington.

 

ROYAL SERVANTS IN DUNOON

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Over twenty five Christian Students representing dozens of Churches across America are now visiting Dunoon along with leaders to present Christian activities to the young folk in Dunoon.

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Pastor Patrick along with volunteers from the Dunoon Baptist Church with Natasha Murphy from Church Schools Greenock where at Hanover Street Hall to welcome Dunoon Primary School children for a Holiday Club Jungle Jamboree, fun, craft and song and stories.

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The  Student welcoming committee on the door catch up with the local news curtesy  of the Local newspaper The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HILLBILLY BOB

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MIND ON ALL YOU COUNTRY MUSIC LOVERS DID YOU WISH THE BOBSTER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY ? YOU DIDN’T, THEN WHY NOT SUPRISE HIM TONIGHT DURING HIS SHOW YOU KNOW HE JUST LOVES TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL! 

TO ALL OUR LISTENERS IN THE USA A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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A VERY SPECIAL HELLO TO ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT GLOBAL LINKZ RADIO BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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AND A VERY SPECIAL MENTION TO ALL OUR LISTENERS IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA  with Big Hugs to Juli Garland 

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A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA USA

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A long-time supporter and listener of Dunoon Community Radio who even hung out with the DCR crew at a Highland Gathering a few years back and who we occasionally play “The Moody Blues” has been in touch with us as she is concerned that recent events where she lives may not be being reported as they are …….,,

She lives in Charleston, South Carolina in the USA and works a few blocks away from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where as you are aware an horrific act took place a short while ago which left  six women and three men dead.

She says “It was a horrific act by someone not from our city ….but whereas, in some other high profile tragedies in other cities OUR city has come together in unity and solidarity to try to overcome the grief and help the families through the process. Other people from other places sometimes come in and try to stir up hate and division.

We keep exhibiting that we do not react the way others do…no rioting or looting or other negativity from our citizens. In fact, over 10,000 people joined hands across a bridge span to show we stand as brothers and sisters. Last night some people tried to stir up trouble in front of the memorial in front of the church where it occurred…only to be met by those who were there paying their respects in turn spontaneously singing “We Shall Overcome”.

Sorry for the length….but in case only the bad stuff is being relayed across the pond…I wanted you to have a glimpse into some realities.

All this to say, please keep us all in thoughts and prayers….and would you please play a Beatles tune if you can ….All You Need is Love.”

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We ask all our listeners that when you next pray to your God ask your God to give strength to all those who believe in equality and oppose the wrong doings in this world of ours.

We have many listeners  across the USA not just in Charleston, South Carolina or Baltimore Maryland through our sister radio Station Global Links Radio who we exchange programmes with, our thoughts and prayers are with you–Communities linking the World –Bless

 

 

 

OVER £1200 SO FAR FOR WATERAID FROM YOU AND CAROL

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On May 1st Carol Gillies  set off on her Suzuki V-Strom motorbike to ride around Scotland anti-clockwise, riding mainly b and c roads, in order to take in as much of the coastline as possible. (Apart from the obvious bit where the border is! and the land ends ) she completed nearly 2000 miles in total

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For a great deal of the journey Carol could see water a constant reminder to her of why she was doing this, and whilst she travelled  along the coast the greatest amount of water she could see was undrinkable because it is salt water.

For many folk in this world undrinkable water is the only water they know, in fact it is dirty filthy, full of bacteria, parasites and animal faeces and as it is the only water available.

Every single day, 1,400 children die from drinking it.

That’s one a minute, every day.

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Carol did this trip on her motor cycle in the hope of attracting your attention just for a wee while enough time to make you aware of Water Aid

WaterAid is a charity that works in places all over the world where people have no access to clean water.  At all…………One in ten people in the world have no access to clean, drinkable water.  That’s about 748 million people.  Every day is a struggle just to find enough to stay alive.

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Every day Water Aid try to make a difference and every day they appeal for money to do so Carol raised over £1200 to help people across the world get access to clean water and safe loos.

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Carol would like to thank our local paper, The Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard and all their staff the team at Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 FM , MotoScotland for their invaluable support and promotion for this great cause, to all the folk who came to the “Thank Funk It’s Friday” Disco Nite! And to every one who donated.

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Carol will be coming into the DCR97.4FM Studio very shortly to say a personal thankyou to everyone in the meantime Carol say’s,  “Anyone who would like to donate money to WaterAid…it’s online, doesn’t matter if it’s through Just Giving or directly to the charity. Or take out a standing order for a couple of squid a month….NEVER take our lovely, safe, clean water for granted! Thanks again everyone. Xx

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You can hear Carol tell her story after 5.00PM Monday night on TLLLVLBS with Victor

ANOTHER GREAT DUNOON SATURDAY

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Another great Dunoon Saturday with so much going on, doubtful if every one could take full advantage and it was all Free.

Congratulations to all the organisers you all know who you are the whole community from events like these.

We here at Dunoon Community Radio had our DCR Executive Producer Hamish on one of his “meet the listeners Days” out and about at today’s events with DCR DJ Stereo Simon.

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Sandbank’s annual community event had something for everyone and for the youngsters a really good selection of inflatables, funfair rides, Bodyzorb Balls, and Face painting all seemed to be busy.

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There was also a Junior Dog Show and new for this year Dog Agility! For other animal lovers there was  Mountain Rescue Dogs, Hoots Owls and Shetland Ponies
Main Raffle prize for this year was a HIGHLAND COO  carving from Andy Mac at Chainsaw Craft.

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Food and drink stalls include Winston Churchill’s venison burgers,hot dogs & filled rolls from The Pit Stop plus sandwiches/snacks and sweets, Candyfloss, ice cream, home baking also available.

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There was music from Acoustic Soundz and volunteers from the audience did solo spots

Heron Valley took time out from their increasing heavy schedule making an awesome reputation  for themselves.

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Displays from Joanne McGeachie School of Dance and Dunoon Baton Twirlers and with dozens of interesting Stalls with something for everyone and plenty of prizes and bargains to be had.
The annual Tug O’ War competition for Adults with  £100 and a trophy and a  Junior Team getting  £50 and a trophy.
Emergency service vehicles were very popular as they usually are with Police, Fire and Mountain Rescue.

DCR Executive Producer Hamish visited the Burgh Hall Pop Up Craft Shop at bottom of Argyll Street which is gradually filling up with lovely wares of all descriptions.

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Old DCR friend Colm Docherty  was welcoming any visitors on this the very first open afternoon. Colm being Colm was busy making look alike guitars from cardboard (no we thought we should not ask) What does a talented artist do when they have time on their hands? Make copy like classic guitars from cardboard of course! Didn’t realise there was so much space and light this is going to be a very, very busy place.

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The bunting outside Book Point again at the bottom of Argyll Street welcomes visitors at the start of Book Week-with fantastic book offers and all manner of events happening over the next week DCR Executive Producer Hamish called in to check if h old friend Wally  would be making an appearance and yes he will be in the shop next Saturday 27th June

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Last on the list of today’s events for DCR Executive Producer Hamish and DJ Stereo Simon was the Happy Daze CLYDE CHARITY SWIM CHALLENGE just in time to see the first swimmers arriving at the finishing point at the foot of Dunoon’s Castle Hill a very focal point of Dunoon that always has a warm welcome for all the heroes who choose to step up to this challenge. Well done every one who competed.

Lots of pictures from today on DCR facebook  https://www.facebook.com/dcr97.4fm

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SO MUCH TO DO IN DUNOON SANDBANK GALA 2015

At Sandbank Gala.2015 Another great family event in Dunoon today An excellent day of family activities and fun for all!

And a fantastic  opportunity to win this lovely carving from Andy Mac from Chainsaw Craft.
in the famous Sandbank Raffle

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Music – Live Entertainment – Rides – Games – Stalls – Refreshments – Displays – Tug ‘o’ War – Face Painting – Junior Dog Show – Dog Agility and much more!

Sandbank’s annual community event has something for everyone!

We will have inflatables, small funfair rides, Bodyzorb Balls, Junior Dog Show and Junior Tug O’ War plus face painting and new for this year Dog Agility!

Raffle prize for this year is this lovely carving from Andy Mac at Chainsaw Craft.
Food and drink stalls include Winston Churchill’s venison burgers,hot dogs & filled rolls from The Pit Stop plus sandwiches/snacks and sweets, Candyfloss, ice cream, home baking also available. There will be music from Acoustic Soundz and Heron Valley plus displays from Joanne McGeachie School of Dance and Dunoon Baton Twirlers.

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We will have a huge variety of stalls with something for everyone and plenty of prizes and bargains to be had.
Why not get a team together for the annual Tug O’ War competition?
Adults win £100 and a trophy! Winning Junior Team gets £50 and a trophy.
Emergency service vehicles will be on display including Police, Fire and Mountain Rescue. For animal lovers the Mountain Rescue Dogs, Hoots Owls and Shetland Ponies will also be visiting.

With free parking for over 100 cars and toilet facilities we can cater for everyone.

Don’t miss out! Come along for a great day and bring all the family!

Sandbank Gala Today 11am-5pm at Sandbank Primary

 

TODAY IS THE DAY –THE CLYDE CHARITY SWIM CHALLENGE

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The Clyde Swim charity challenge is now in its 4th year and has become a renowned event in Dunoon’s calendar.  The swim itself starts at the Cloch Light house in Gourock and crosses the 1.6nm of famous shipping lanes of the River Clyde, finishing at the foot of Dunoon’s Castle Hill, a very focal point of Dunoon that always has a warm welcome for all the heroes who choose to step up to this challenge.

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Safety cover is always there keeping all taking part safe.

It all starts around 2.00pm today when the swimmers leave the Dunoon breakwater to be picked up by the Ribs to take them across the Clyde to the starting point at the Cloch Lighthouse.

There will be plenty to do whilst you await the first swimmers to arrive at the finishing including a prize tombola with some amazing prizes, a chance to win an overnight stay with breakfast & dinner at the fabulous Portavadie and there will be a donation station for anyone wanting to give to Happy Dayz.

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Still time to donate here are some useful links

http://www.clydecharitychallenge.com/event-info.html?

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DCR STILL AT THE ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

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Another busy day at the Ingliston showground in Edinburgh with Fiona Admin and team reporting for all our listeners on Dcr97.4fm and meeting even more folk from the Cowal. With lots of stalls  and things of interest to see. Looking forward to meeting lots of interesting animals and folk of course tomorrow

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Check out the DCR Facebook page for more Photos and Information

https://www.facebook.com/dcr97.4fm

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DCR97.4FM AT THE ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

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Well that’s the first day over of The 175th Royal Highland Show at the Ingliston showground in Edinburgh reporting for all our listeners on Dcr97.4fm and meeting several folk from the Cowal. The event which showcases Scottish rural living, farming, food and drink including from the Cowal will run until Sunday 21 June.

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The event will include the showcasing of thousands of livestock, equestrian shows, forestry events and cooking competitions and demonstrations. The show, organised by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, has a major focus on food production this year, all to tie in with 2015 being Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink.

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There will be live tastings and cooking demonstrations designed to educate both children and adults on how the food they eat is produced “The Rural Matters Stand” was very popular with everyone including many known faces like this young lady doing a Tommy Cooper impression “Just Like That”

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SNP WILLIE MACRAE CONSPIRACY PLAY HAS DUNOON AUDIENCE ENTRANCED

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Playwright and actor Andy Paterson brought his one man play 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae to The High Kirk Hall, Hanover Street last night and gave a very impressive powerful performance that left the audience with many a question in the Q and A session that followed and only ended when Andy was reminded that the last ferry was shortly to leave Dunoon whereby there was a mass scrabble as folk assist to remove the Stage equipment.

Last nights performance performance came on the tail of the 30th anniversary of Willies  passing. A petition was  launched on 6 April to ask for a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the lawyer’s death.

Andy told the audience that he would love to bring his next play to Dunoon once the finance is available, this will be another powerful play “Sex Offence”which tackles the current paedophile scandals in the establishment head on. In the new drama, a corrupt Home Secretary who has increased minimum jail terms for convicted paedophiles finds himself facing allegations of historic abuse. The play will be produced later this year and there were suggestions from the audience that Dunoon would be the place to premier it.

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 A MESSAGE FROM ANDY POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIA THIS MORNING  

Great show in Dunoon last night. First time the audience have helped with the get-out! Thanks to you all for helping us catch the last ferry home. Special thanks to Lachie MacquarieVictor Thomas at Dunoon Community Radio and all at the Forward Shop in Dunoon. We can confirm that the people of Dunoon do go out on Tuesdays! We made some new friends last night – another memorable stop on this tour. Working in the studio today on more recording of the songs from 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae which will soon be available to buy on CD at performances and on the website. Oban tomorrow – see you at the Corran Halls.

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Andy Paterson, artistic director, can be contacted directly on 07522 194 467.

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SNP WILLIE MACRAE CONSPIRACY PLAY COMES TO DUNOON –AUTHOR TALKS TO DCR

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Playwright and actor Andy Paterson comes to Dunoon this Tuesday 16th June to The High Kirk Hall, Hanover Street with his one-man play,

3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae.

The play was a sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is currently touring Scotland.

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The play tackles the death, in 1985, of SNP politician and anti-nuclear campaigner Willie MacRae who was found dying in his car on a lonely highland road with a single gunshot wound to the head.

It was believed by many at the time that Willies death, far from being a suicide, was murder.

Winnie Ewing then President of the SNP and herself an accomplished lawyer – was directed by the SNP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to conduct an internal investigation for the party to come to a conclusion as to whether she  ”was satisfied or dissatisfied with the official version that he committed suicide”. Having been refused access to police records of the investigation and rebuffed by both the Lord Advocate and the Procurator Fiscal in her attempts to conduct private, confidential meetings with them, Winnie, as she later wrote, came “up against a brick wall”, she reported to the SNP NEC that she was not satisfied with the official account of suicide: “I do not know what happened, but I think it is important that the truth emerges, despite the time that has passed.

Why the State refuses to let the truth be known is a pertinent question.

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Andy Paterson’s play takes on a journey from Willie MacRae’s service as an officer in the Royal Indian Navy, where he was marked out as ‘subversive’ for supporting Indian independence, through his anti-nuclear campaigning, his involvement with radical groups and on to his death. Throughout this journey, the complex and sometimes troubled Willie MacRae tells his own story.

Andy will be visiting the DCR97.4FM Studio on Monday after 5.00pm during the LLLVLBS to chat to Victor about this colourful larger than life character who came to such a tragic end and left so many unanswered questions.

Victor will also be asking Andy  does he regret not becoming an actor earlier than he did , Andy didn’t take to acting until a few years ago after graduating from the  Royal Conservatoire in 2011 at the age of 47, prior to this he had a varied career as a journalist, musician and designer.

3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae is at The High Kirk Hall, Hanover Street, Dunoon on 14th June. Show starts 7.30pm .

There will be a Q&A session with Andy Paterson after the show.

Tickets are available on the door priced £12/£10 or in at www.3000treesdunoon.brownpapertickets.com

ANOTHER FIRST FOR RUPERT’S UMB–RITCHIE RUFTONE AWARD WINNING SCOTTISH DJ ON RUPERTS URBAN MUSIC BOX

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Ritchie Ruftone  The Award winning Edinburgh-based DJ. Winner of x 6 DMC DJ Championships titles has invited Rupert to play this special “Old School Hip Hop Mix” for his Urban Music Box listeners Ritchie famed for his Dark Vader appearances and his impressive achievements in DJ competitions Richie has achieved amongs other things such prestigious titles ads

2014 IDA Technical World Dj Champion

2013 DMC Battle For World Supremacy Champion

5 x UK DMC Champion

3 x UK IDA Champion

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Asked if has a game plan when entering so many competitions any advice for any budding turntablist that will be tuned in  Richie says

“The main goal at the finals is to impress the judges and show lots of different skills and techniques – obviously scratching, but also juggling, body tricks, using the mixer to full effect, music selection, drumming, the musical choices, composition and flow of the set, and more too. The judges all people who really know their stuff and when you’re competing at this level, you’ve got to develop new tricks and do everything you can to push the boundaries and make it original.  In the past, I’ve even given myself over to the dark side and competed as Darth Vader… !

Well, I need to get back to practicing, but before I go, Do all your listeners know about my vinyl release Practise Yo Cuts which is a collection of non-skip loops to scratch with – a perfect tool for any aspiring turntablist!  Anyway, hope to catch up at my next gig or competition – I’ll be the Scottish guy trying to make turntable history, leave a legacy and achieve DJ immortality!

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If you can’t wait and have the facilities Rupert has with permission made the mix available now—Thanks Richie

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FYNEFEST 2015 GETS OFF TO A GREAT START

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FyneFest, the UK’s best wee Beer, Food and Music festival, got off to a great start last night with the promise of a great weekend

Sean and CambuelSEAN and CAMBEUL aka SOUNDWAVES on the way to report from FYNEFEST

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Very busy first day for the Soundwaves Fynefest team aka Sean and Cambeul who have managed through the tight security to get recorded snippets with several of the artist appearing at this year’s festival, all for future broadcast of course. Artist making a name for themselves at this year’s festival so far, amongst others are new Cowal Bagrock Band “Pipe Mhor” who’s members, Pipers Connor Honeyball and Grant Gibson, Guitarist Ben Doherty and Drums Calum MacPherson have certainly had folk taking notice to their very own brand of Celtic Fusion. In an exclusive interview for DCR97,4FM listeners Connor says that one of the bands ambition’s at this time is to perform on the main stage at Fynefest. A lot of folk think that may be next year!

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A big shout out to The Cowal Pipe Band whose members have been organising the car parking to help raise much needed funds and Good Luck for their first competition this year at Helensbrugh next weekend

 

CELEBRATION OF KIRN PRIMARY SCHOOL– LOOKING BACK OVER THE YEARS

 

 
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