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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

 

POP UP SHOP TO HOST FILM LOVERS SOCIAL

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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The Blue Lenas                                        Touring along with The Blue Lenas

 

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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ALLREADY FOR THE FIRST RADIO BROADCAST FROM DUNOON PIER

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With the installation of Broadband by Argyll and Bute council on the newly renovated pier it now looks almost certain that the whole event will be broadcast live on Dunoon Community Radio on 97.4FM and on the internet www.dunooncommunityradio.org allowing listeners from all over the world to tune in and follow the days proceedings—The Next Best Thing To Being There!

BID Manager Colin Moulson has said “what better way to hi-light the public opening of the Pier by assuring that no matter where you are in the world you can be part of this historic day”

The Pier was officially opened in a ceremony at the beginning of March by Argyll and Bute Council Leader Dick Walsh in a ceremony attended by contractors ,councillors and council officers who had contributed to the work on the refurbishment of the Pier.

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And now with the Public opening Colin Moulson and his team along with Media Guru Derek Macintyre are ready to present a unique event of Cycling, Running, Music & entertainment not seen on the pier for a long,long time.

Using the Pier as the main event Hub for the day’s activities spectators will be able to see the start of of the multi – stage cycling and running events that will take in some of Cowal’s most popular routes with some of Scotland’s most scenic views. During the course of the day Derek Macintyre and his team from DCR97.4FM will be keeping you updated with the latest information from course check point where runners and cyclist will be greeted by the sounds of the bagpipes urging them on.

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The Run is scheduled to start at 11 .00am along a 14.7 km or in old money 9.1 mile route and will include road, trail and track running, participants will get a real flavour of Cowal with seascapes, country lanes and even secret beauty spots and of course the famous esplanade. Stages have been described as Flat, Undulating, Sprint and Hilly.

Cowal Pipe Band Players wanted

It won’t only be the competitors in the Dunoon Run and Ride that will be treated to the sounds of the pipes the Cowal Pipe Band will be in attendance at the pier with one of their first events in what is looking to be a very busy year as they reclaimed their former glory as a major Argyll Pipe Band.

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Meeting and greeting folk at the Pier will be the fabulous Red Coats who as anyone who has come in contact with them will agree a legend in holiday entertainment and will be so much at home entertaining visitors to the pier with their specially erected stage and deck chair seating area. We will of course for our listeners who may not be acquainted with the Red Coats be chatting to Jeanie and her fellow entertainers and listening to them entertaining on the Pier “That’s the way to do it”

Rumour has it that the Red Coats have something special planned for the start of the runners event!

This year’s Run & Ride is going to be extra special with all the combining events using the grand re-opening of Dunoon Pier as an event hub hopefully the first of many future events that could be held on the pier.

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With Stalls including the Doon the Watter memorabilia, Home Baking tea’s and coffee’s music from Dunoon Community Radio plus the fantastic Red Coats this will be an event not to be missed and of course for visitors there is the fantastic Argyll Street and adjoining streets with all those unique interdependent shops and of course Dunoon’s popular Charity Shops.

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Dunoon Community Radio presenters will be there as well as Hamish the Execuitive producer who will be only to pleased to have his photograph taken with you.

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SO MUCH PLANNED FOR THE ESPLANADES CLASP FUNDRAISER –THE ULTIMATE FAMILY EVENT

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Dunoons Famous ESPLANADE HOTEL will be hosting a very special Fundraising Teddy Bears’s Picnic this Sunday 3rd April 2016, 12noon until 4pm 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.

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This year they are hosting 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 needsAs part of the day’s proceedings the Esplanade have organised a fantastic auction with some outstanding auction prizes waiting for your bids with all the proceeds going to Cornerstone.

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With prizes ranging from major concerts VIP tickets and events to the ever popular and desirable football memorabilia to unique items so many we couldn’t mention them all here this is a must for all you auction devotees

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There are so many activities for all the family to enjoy that we don’t know how families will fit them all in and besides the yummy picnic in the gardens the auction jam packed with lots of goodies there will also be some larger than life friends and a Bouncy Castle.

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Dunoon Community Radio presenters will be there as well as Hamish the Execuitive producer who will be only to pleased to have his photographe taken with you.

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GLENFINART WALLED GARDEN OPENS

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As folk poured into the Ardentinny Picnic site where the famous Easter Eggstravaganza taking place The Glenfinart Walled Garden Team Linda, Anna, Jeannie and all the new members where ready to open the Garden this Easter Monday for the 2016 season and only to pleased to inform everyone of this years plans for the Garden

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To mark the opening there was lots of activities especially for the children and young at heart including face mask painting and egg painting which were planted in the egg tree garden.

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For the more active visitors there was the Coconut Shy and Ping Pong into the flower Pot throwingther was ,there was also other childrens activities including the very popular “Plant A Seed” in a pot and take it home to grow.

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Of course the day would not have been complete without the World Famous “in Ardentinny”  Glenfinart home baking and teas from the garden shed.

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Several Hundred Families visited the 2016 Easter Extravaganza the yearly event held at the Ardentinny Picnic site to enjoy activities for all members of the family to celebrate the coming of spring at this popular family fun day out.

As usual the Forestry Commission Scotland was hosting the annual event which is over ten years in the making with all the favourite activities like the famous “must take part” Bunny Hunt where children and a few big people with the aid of a map track down the bunnies all hiding of course.
FCS Man Stephen Gillen was out and about with his team of forest rangers helping the Bunnies do there best to hide .

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One Bunny that was very hard to hide was the famous White Rabbit who invited children to take a magical adventure searching for Alice –no,no, not the Alice that used to live next door from the song but Alice in the blue dress, on the adventure there was the opportunity for children to play some of the forest characters and to even meet the famous Mad Hatter.

The Egg Decorating competition always a favourite was here again with many children decorating eggs,

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and from last year instead of having a Easter Bonnet competition and instead of looking at heads the judges will be looking at Feet and giving away spot prizes for the most outrageous foot wear, from Funky Wellies, Dazzling Trainers to X Factor Boots, with members of all the family joining in and winning fabulous prizes.

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Something new this year was the bubble measuring competition (if you could catch them)

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Winston Churchill legendary Venison Burgers where on sale just before they embark on a full on season tempting the crowds at nearly all of Scotland’s most prestigious food and music festivals

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and to help keep everyone informed as to what was happening DCR97.4FM presenters Stereo Simon and Kate from Gaultys Answers to everything radio programme where there strutting their stuff.
With so much going on Dunoon Community Radio will be in attendance to keep you informed as to how, were and when and playing music request.

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HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR LISTENERS

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NO SUNSHINE BUT EASTER WALK OF WITNESS LIT UP ARGYLL STREET

 

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Although the heavens did open not with Sunshine but with rain it didn’t put of the few dozen brave souls who gathered at the gates of St Johns Church to hear the Rev Tom Elsby welcome everyone and led the assembled folk in singing Easter hymns “There is a Green Hill Far Away” and “Here Is Love” accompanied by Alison Ireland on accordion and Gordon Blair on Fiddle .DSCN7499

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The assembled folk then followed the cross carried by several of the congregation in turns along Argyll Street to the Baptist Church on the promenade a much warmer and dryer than the original destination the Bandstand at the Argyll Gardens .

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The Rev Tom Elsby then invited Captain John Coleman to say a few words who had incidentally earlier in the week appeared with Pastor Norman Wright on Dunoon Community Radio each giving their own Easter message, Captain John with the help of several of congregation told the Easter Story as written by apostles Matthew, Mark , Luke, John and Corinthians. Hymns sang where “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” “Amazing Grace” and “I Will Sing The Wondrous Story” Musical accompaniment was provided by Jennie Wright on piano , Richard Reed on Guitar and Gordon Blair on Fiddle.

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Ahead of his appearance at the Gospel Rally The Meaning of Easter with Cowal Baptist Church and the New Life Christian Fellowship at 7.00pm Senior Citizens Hall Alfred Street tonight Evangelist Malcolm Macpherson addressed the congregation. Those who have read his book In search Of Ancient Paths :An Evangelist’s Walk Of Faith through the Length and Breadth of Scotland will know he says it as he sees it and is now slouch when it comes to spreading the Lords words and will do what ever is required to illustrate the the meaning of his believe so you fully understand the meaning of the lord. A passionate speaker who cannot fail to leave the listener with a lot to think about even if you feel you are a devout Christian.