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TEENS TAKE CONTROL DCR97.4FM FOR ONE DAY

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Teens Take Control headed by Sean, Catriona and Cambeul (Sound Waves) will be taking over the Studio this Saturday in an extended version of their ever popular Friday night programme beginning at  9.00am going through the till 6.00pm !

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They will be doing a whole day of youth broadcasting pulling in as many favours along the way to bring you the best Dunoon’s young people have to offer.

The DCR97.4FM Facebook page Dunoon Community Radio will be kept up to date during the day with photographs and information and comments from them in the studio and they look forward to seeing your comments.

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The Sound Waves Team are still keeping everything to themselves at the moment but did announce some guest and times on their live broadcast earlier this evening

9.00am   — 10.00am  David Mitchell

10.00am –  11.00am  Blair McColm

11.00am —  12.00pm  Head Boy Arran Downie

12.00pm –-   1.00pm  Lesley Clark

1.00pm   –-   2.00pm  Folk Undecided

2.00pm   –    3.00pm  Keir Low

3.00pm   –    3.30pm  Raymond Park

3.30 pm  –-   4.00pm  Michaela Stokoe

4.00pm   —  6.00pm  Abigail Pride and Arlene MacKechnie

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This is what we know so far so listen in from 9.00am Saturday morning, we are told that team Sound Waves are hoping to set a station record for the most guests in one day!

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DUNOON SHOPS STILL DAZZLING

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SOUNDWAVES ORGANISE TEENS TAKE OVER DCR

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Teens Take Control headed by Sean, Catriona and Cambeul will be taking over DCR97.4FM (for the Day only) this Saturday!

They will be doing a whole day from 9am till 6pm of youth broadcasting pulling in as many favours along the way to bring you the best Dunoon’s young people have to offer. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we’ll release more information in the next few days.

We have already let you know that Folk Undecided will be there but we have many a guest planned and are hoping to set a station record for the most guests in one day!
Be sure to listen in and more updates will also be here on our website and of course on Cheeky Face
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POP UP CHRISTMAS SHOP IN FERRY BRAE

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“Pop Up” business’s ,Café’s , Restaurants , and shops have been very popular and not unknown in Dunoon.

Just in time for Christmas is The Collective a “Pop Up Shop” of Local Arts and Crafts  open every day now until Christmas Eve .

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Soozie Turmeau a Jeweller and Artist from Innellan is “Popping” in to chat to Victor after 5.00pm tonight on th LLLVLBS to tell us all what we can expect when we visit the shop

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(Soozie) Susan M Turmeaau –Jeweller and Artist

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CHRISTMAS PRINCESS VISITS THE LATE LATE LATE VERY LATE BREAKFAST SHOW FESTIVE SUNDAY SPECIAL

As you know about this time of year TLLLVLBS does the occasional 60 minute Festive programme.

Last year we did a programme featuring young entertainers with guest are very own Claremarie Nolan.                                                                                         Dionne Hickey –featured in that LLLVLBS special December 2013 a year older but still only 20yrs old and  still singing regularly at Hunters Quay Holiday Village and also appearing at the their Christmas Disney Princess Show 28th December where she plays the beautiful Bella from Beauty and  the Beast  and also gets to sing lots of fabulous Disney songs.

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Dionne popped into the John Street DCR97.4 FM Studio  having appeared at a Hunter Quay Holiday Village Christmas party night to chat to Victor and bring the listeners up to date to where she is in this great adventure .

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This time last year we played her single “Fast Car” this year she has released two more singles including the self-penned  “Won’t You Be Mine For Christmas” an up-tempo foot tapper which if you are quick can be downloaded absolutely free for the rest of  to-day  Sunday 14th December using the link below –now there you are Christmas has come early.

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                                                                                                              DIONNA  AT PRIDE SCOTIA 2014

You can hear Dionna telling us about her adventure appearing in a BBC TV Documentary Series and why she admitted had been a little bit disappointed with the result, they talk Cabaret, Disney,  Uni exams,  and another single for next year called “Never Let You Go” and heard today on DCR97.4FM for it’s very first “Air Play” and more tune in to DCR97.4FM 9.00am Tuesday 16th December

www.reverbnation.com/dionnehickey

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dionne-Hickey/191936577572313

 

 

 

 

HERE IS THE CASTLE TOWARD LIST AND YES IT’S BEEN CHECKED TWICE

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TLLLVLBS Tonight Derek and Victor talked the Christmas Fayre at CastleToward this Saturday the last chance of the year to visit the Mansion House.

Here’s the list of events Derek brought into the Studio and yes he checked it twice

Doors Open 11.30am – 5pm FREE ENTRY

Teas, Coffees and Mulled Wine on sale all day in the Tea Room

12.00 – 12.20 Santa and the Giant red squirrel for photos at Santa’s Grotto
12.30 – 1pm The Cowal Fiddle Workshop Christmas Carols
1 – 1.20pm Innellan and Toward Primary School Choir performance

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1.30pm The Walking Theatre Group – Treasure Island performance
3 – 3.30pm Santa and the Giant Red Squirrel photos at Santa’s Grotto

Members of the SCCDC will be in attendance all day to answer any questions about the community buy out process and the progress to date.

Hot Food all day supplied by Winston Churchill at the main door.
Real Trees for sale by the forestry commission in the main car park.

Christmas Crafters for the kids.

Arts and Craft stalls featuring,

Brian Philips Artist
Susan Turmeau Jewellery
Jan Ferguson’s Wildlife artist
Kerrie Ferguson Baking
Ray Wither Pottery
Moira Ferguson Pottery
Jan Oliver Artist
Eric Large Wood turner
Val O’Regan Jeweller
Jackie McBurnie Wood Products

Charity Stalls including,

Crossroads Cowal & Bute
Morphed Music Dunoon Grammar School
Innellan & Toward Primary Schools
Cowal Befrienders
Innellan & Toward Family Centre
Innellan Village
Key Community Supports
RCOP Consultation Team
Happy Dayz
Hamper Raffle

 

CASTLE TOWARD UPDATE

Derek McIntyre with  his Toward hat on will be in the studio to chat to Kerry and Victor this Wednesday 5.00pm –7.00pm to bring us up to date and tell us more regards the alarming Local and National press coverage Castle Toward has had over the last week

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Ironically Derek was due to appear to tell us all about  the Castle Toward Christmas Fayre everyone was getting excited about now it seems this may be your final chance to visit the Mansion House. Regardless,  It’s not over yet and on Saturday 13th December, 11.30am – 5pm.
It’s The Castle Toward Christmas Fayre, an opportunity to pick up a Christmas gift, help local charities, listen to some entertainment, grab some hot food or even buy a real Christmas Tree.

Full programme and performance times to be announced.

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 What a brilliant Photograph of The Proud Mansion House  taken by Ronnie Cairns –He’s very tall you know

DCR 97.4 FM BIRTHDAY HONOUR –WEST COAST CINEMA DUNOON

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As you may have heard on Neil Alexander’s new Monday morning programme to mark the occasion of Dunoon Community Radio’s Fifth birthday and the start of a new five year Ofcom Broadcasting Licence we would like to acknowledge something who we have mentioned constantly over our first five years broadcasting for bringing to us weekly some of the best entertainment from the world of Cinema and more recently live Theatre, Opera, Ballet and Concert.

Thousands of locals have been entertained and we applaud the efforts made by Mr and Mrs Pitman and their dedicated team for making available such excellent entertainment for the community.
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GETTING READY FOR OUR SIXTH YEAR OF BROADCASTING WE ACKNOWLEDGE DAZZLING DUNOON WITH SPECIAL GIFTS

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As you may have heard announced last Monday night 24th November by Malcolm Scott and Gary DJ Marshall to help celebrate our sixth year of broadcasting we would like to offer two fantastic gifts to our community, one gift will be specially awarded to a retailer of Dunoon and the other to a listener .

We shall over the next weeks up to 20th December be out and about photographing Christmas Decorated Shop Windows which will feature in a special Dunoon Dazzling Windows Photo Gallery which DCR97.4FM Fiona Admin has set up on the Photos  section of our Website.

Listeners will be invited to tell us by the 20th December by texting in to the presenters of their  favourite programmes which  shop they think is the best.

On the Saturday 20thDecember during SEAN’S SECRET  DCR97.4FM TAKE OVER  it will be announced by Sean which Shop Window has Won a Dazzling Prize. Also announced by Sean will be the name of a listener picked at random  from all the listeners who have contributed and winning  another  incredible Dazzling Prize

Sean will announce that the Winning Dazzling Christmas Shop Window has won  a full year’s Advertising Contract.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The initial Advert will be produced by Sean and his SoundWaves team featuring the voice as smooth as chocolate Dave de Kort.

The Listeners prize will be an opportunity to broadcast a special one hour radio programme produced by Sean and the SoundWaves team .

Listen out for more information

DUNOON DAZZLES PHOTOGRAPHS AND THERE WILL BE MORE –CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF

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DCR97.4FMs Fiona Admin was out and about taking photographs of yesterday’s great event the BID PH23 Dunoon Dazzles Christmas Lights Switch which every one is talking about

Fiona has opened a Dunoon Dazzles 2014 photo Gallery on the DC97.4FM Website just click on Photos on the right hand side of the task bar –

As soon as the Chemist opens on Monday Fiona will put in more spools of film for developing so keep your eyes open for more photographs

DCR97.4FMs Fiona Admin was out and about taking photographs of yesterday’s great event the BID PH23 Dunoon Dazzles Christmas Lights Switch which every one is talking about .

Fiona has opened a Dunoon Dazzles 2014 photo Gallery on the DC97.4FM Website just click on Photos on the right hand side of the task bar –

As soon as the Chemist opens on Monday Fiona will put in more spools of film for developing so keep your eyes open for more photographs

BIG THANKS TO EVERY ONE FROM ALL AT DCR97.4FM FOR MAKING THIS LIVE RADIO EVENT HEARD ALL OVER THE WORLD AND ANCHORED BY FRLLY LOCKED IN THE STUDIO ALL DAY SUCH A GREAT SUCCESS

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Big Thank You To BIDS PA23 for inviting Dunoon Community Radio to take part in this incredible event and of course a really Big thank you to Derek McIntyre sometime DCR97.4FMs celebrity presenter who makes events like this happen who surprisingly enough seems to be included in only one photograph but it is the one he bullied the Editor of the Dunoon Observer and Argyll Standard Colin Cameron publicly from the stage that this should be on the front page next Friday.

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DCR97.4FM MUSIC REVUE JOIN BIDS PA23 AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

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Opening Dunoon Community radio contribution to the BIDS PA23 Dunoon Dazzle Christmas Light Switch on was DCR97.4FM youngest presenter Claremarie Nolan who sang two classic Christmas songs and her hit single from last year “Lipstick On Your Collar”

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Making it Country with two popular Christmas Country songs The Man with the voice as smooth as Chocolate DCR97.4FM Monday night presenter Dave de Kort.

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Swing is the Thing with Gary DJ Marshal alto ego  Dino Martino who had the Dunoon Dazzle Crowds singing along to Ruddie  the Red Nose Reindeer and A Winter Wonderland

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Making a very welcome return to Dunoon after his sensational show stopping performance at the Dunoon Sunset Ceremony DCR were very pleased to add  Scotland’s Newest Singing Sensation Matt Ramsay once again to the DCR 97.4 Revue Cast

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He’s introduced many of his fans from all over the world to DCR97.4FM and truly is one of the most popular artist on Dunoon Community Radio with an incredible following in Dunoon. To help us celebrate our Fifth Birthday he suggested coming into our John Street Live Studio and singing —this was so much better, for the very first time singing in public in Dunoon at the Dunoon Dazzles Christnmas Lights Switch on “The voice Of Europe” the incredible Ferdinand Rennie

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DUNOON SWITCHED ON AND DAZZLED (AND THAT WAS BEFORE THE LIGHT SWITCH ON )

 

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“Breath in” The crowds came out to see Dunoon Dazzle
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The Kids Santa Dash once again proved very popular and competitive and each runner received a special Dunoon Dazzles Santa Dash Medal

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And of course a special acknowledgement to a special person from the Community  with last years recipient  presented by Emily Middlemass Star Of Dunoon Dazzles

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dcr97.4fm Radio Music Revue Stars “The Voice Of Europe” Ferdinand Rennie and Scotland’s latest Singing Sensation  Matt Ramsey  join Rising X Factor Star Emily Middlemass for the Grand Finale of tonights Dunoon Dazzles Christmas Lights Switch On

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DCR97.4FM LIVE ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM DUNOON DAZZLES

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DUNOON COMMUNITY RADIO BIG LIGHT SWITCH ON

Come along and say hello to your favourite DCR97.4FM presenters from 11.00am at the Argyll Gardens Bandstand where nearby will be situated the Famous Santa Slay pulling Reindeer as they get ready for the  first procession of the day commencing  at 12.noon

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Your presenters will also be keeping you informed about to what’s happening ,where and when and of course playing all  your favourite Christmas Tunes oooohh yes they will.

There will also be an opportunity to see members of The Dunooon Radio Music Revue warming up on the Band Stand so please go along and say hello they would love to see you and you may also see DCR97.4FM Witchy Mac Woman taking photographs for our website and Cheeky face she may even take photographs of you with DCR97.4FM presenters — don’t forget to smile

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Derek McIntyre will be out and about with other presenters with their roving mic’s interviewing as many people as possible and not just performers and there is certainly enough performers taking part in this big event , they would like to talk to shop keepers and stall holders giving them the opportunity to tell listeners to DCR97.4FM  just what they are missing. Most important they will want to talk to you,  ………. OOOOHH YES THEY WILL …………..so you can mention friends and relations especially if they live abroad because folk all over the world will be able to listen on the internet through are website  OOOHH YES THEY WILL……………….

Up to the time when The Big Stage comes into it’s own DCR97.4FM will be broadcasting from the Argyll Gardens right up to and from the Burgh Hall where there is a full day of activities for the whole family including the now legendry Lantern making workshop and don’t forget only 200 lanterns to be made.

To see the full programme of events click here and visit our Home Page  http://www.dunooncommunityradio.org/2014/11/27/we-are-ready-hh-ooo-yes-we-are-are-you-ready-come-make-your-mark/

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To make sure that listener’s don’t miss anything the desk in our John Street DCR97.4 FM Live Broadcasting Studio will be controlled by a special guest presenter who is no stranger to linking big events

They will make sure that No matter where you are,  No matter what time it is, you will hear all the important  parts of the event as they happen live.

Check out the Destination             Dunoon Facebook for the programme of events and What, When and Were

https://www.facebook.com/DestinationDunoon

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 3.00PM–5.00PM THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS DUNOON DAZZLES 2014

THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE LISTEN IN LIVE ON DCR97.4FM  

We will be there Live on the Big Stage with DCR97.4FMs Favourite Present ….OOOOHH YES HE IS………Derek MacIntyre…….. and this is what you can expect

3.00pm
LIVE FROM THE BIG STAGE
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Santa Dash announcement
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The Fabulous DCR97.4FM Music Revue and guest featuring 
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DCR97.4FMs youngest presenter The Exciting Claremarie Nolan
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Dunoon’s Own Singing Swinger Dino Martino
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Scotland’s Newest Singing Sensation Matt Ramsay

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The Voice Of Europe Ferdinand Rennie
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STILL ON THE BIG STAGE 
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4.00pm pm The Christmas Lights Countdown Show.
Tina Cairns Dancers
The Govan Salvation Army Brass Ensemble and Choir
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Dunoon’s Open Mic Winner Ben Doherty
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The Star From The Sunset Ceremony Singing his latest record release Matt Ramsay

The Lantern Parade

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From X factor The ever talented Rising Star Emily Middlemas

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From Dunoon’s very Own Sell Out Pantomime “The Bairns in The Magic Wood “                                                                                                                                                                 The High Kirk Players Panto Stars

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AND THE BIG STAGE LIGHT SWITCH ON AND GRAND  FINALE

Emily Middlemas, Matt Ramsay and Ferdinand Rennie

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EURO STAR FERDINAND RENNIE SO HAPPY (OOOH YES HE IS ) TO HELP CELEBRATE DUNOON’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON CELEBRATION

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When receiving the latest DCR97.4FM batch of listeners good wishes and request Ferdinand told presenter Gary DJ Marshall that he was overwhelmed by the listeners response and as he is practically a resident of these parts was so proud to have been invited by the BID PA23 to be part of the event even without the sixty piece orchestra (Dave de Kort’s Guitar strumming and Dino Martino’s humming will do. He said he was looking  forward so much to singing to a home audience on the big stage.

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Ferdinand  grew up in Deutschlandsberg , Austria and has been living for the past several years here in the west coast of Scotland, as a singer, actor, songwriter and music publisher Ferdinand also spends time at his second home near Frankfurt  his base for his European touring organisation which not only sees him touring throughout  Europe but all over the world.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ferdinand-Rennie-music/112323258830774

http://www.fabscots.com/ferdinandrennie.html

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WE ARE READY (-OOOHH YES WE ARE) -ARE YOU READY! COME MAKE YOUR MARK

DUNOON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” AND DUNOON BURGH HALL WORKSHOPS 29thNOVEMBER

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Drawing BURGH HALL

 

Visitors’ drawings from Frank McElhinney’s “Slate -Drawing Exchange” — with Colm Docherty at Burgh Hall Dunoon.

Dunoon Burgh Hall will be closing its doors for renovation this Saturday and before they do they are asking you to come along for this unique even and make your mark on the building.  Working with professional artists, musicians, animators and dancers they are giving everyone the opportunity to create an impression of the Burgh Hall.

For all members of the family from 11.00am

If you intend to be joining in the Great Lantern Workshop to take part in the Fabulous Lantern Parade  as part of the DUNOON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” brought to you by  BID PA23 please book in early, unfortunately only enough materials for 200 Lanterns.

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Draw the Building – with Colm Docherty, Sam Jones and Sandi Kiehlmann

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Using charcoal, graphite and pencil sketch the Burgh Hall for our records.   Draw around yourself on the walls of the Burgh Hall to leave your mark!

Music making– with Alan Bryden and Anneke Kampman

Make the Music of the Burgh Hall, record digital soundscapes and create the samba band to lead a celebration through the town.

Parkour – with Scott Houston and Paul Lagah

Move and leap your way around the building.

NB: Only for those who have previous experience in Parkour.

Animate the Burgh Hall – with Inigo Garrido

Working with a professional filmmaker create a short animated piece inspired by the Burgh Hall and your time spent there.

T-shirt printing – with Hannah Clinch and Gillian Stewart

Using Heat Transfer decorate t-shirts and bags with Dunoon Burgh Hall images from past events and architectural gems.

Photography – with Jean Donaldson and Ken Clark

Take a photo of your favourite part of the Burgh Hall using iPads, mobile phones, and digital cameras and upload onto Pinterest.

Jewellery – with Soozie Tarkenter

Make your own copper brooch inspired by the Burgh Hall, taking inspiration from the cornicing and gargoyles.

Street theatre – with Diane Thornton and Suzie Ferguson

There are undercover “make-believe builders” at work in the Burgh Hall who have top secret plans to turn the building into something completely different. Join their training sessions and learn how to disappear.

 

 We want you to photograph your artwork and upload it onto Dunoon Burgh Hall’s Instagram page.

 

UPDATE DCR97.4FM LIVE BROADCAST DUNOON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” AND DUNOON BURGH HALL WORKSHOPS SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER

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Derek MacIntyre will be back in the studio Monday 5.00PM to bring listeners up to date and to tell listeners whatmore they can expect to see on this fun filled day to celebrate the Switching On of the Dunoon Christmas Lights .

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BIDPA23 representing the retailers and commerce of Dunoon have organised a fabulous pre – Dunoon Christmas lights switch on. You may have seen the posters about town but there is much more going on –oooohh yes there issss than printed on the Poster.

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DCR97.4FM REVUE ARTIST DAVE de KORT

The Dunoon Community Radio Revue will be performing on the Big Stage along with published artist.

The Burgh Hall will be holding a full day of activities that the whole family can join in with workshops that will truly amaze with Drawing the Building with Colm Docherty to Music and Animated film making, T Shirt Printing, Photography and Jewellery making, Street Drama and for those with experience Parkour and what a lot of you are waiting for—oooohh yes you are  for 200 hundred only the fabulous Lanter making workshop. All the fun kicking off at 11.00am

Here is the latest Update from Ann at the Burgh Hall

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Draw the Building – with Colm Docherty, Sam Jones and Sandi Kiehlmann

Using charcoal, graphite and pencil sketch the Burgh Hall for our records.   Draw around yourself on the walls of the Burgh Hall to leave your mark!

Music making– with Alan Bryden and Anneke Kampman

Make the Music of the Burgh Hall, record digital soundscapes and create the samba band to lead a celebration through the town.

Parkour – with Scott Houston and Paul Lagah

Move and leap your way around the building.

NB: Only for those who have previous experience in Parkour.

Animate the Burgh Hall – with Inigo Garrido

Working with a professional filmmaker create a short animated piece inspired by the Burgh Hall and your time spent there.

T-shirt printing – with Hannah Clinch and Gillian Stewart

Using Heat Transfer decorate t-shirts and bags with Dunoon Burgh Hall images from past events and architectural gems.

Photography – with Jean Donaldson and Ken Clark

Take a photo of your favourite part of the Burgh Hall using iPads, mobile phones, and digital cameras and upload onto Pinterest.

Jewellery – with Soozie Tarkenter

Make your own copper brooch inspired by the Burgh Hall, taking inspiration from the cornicing and gargoyles.

Street theatre – with Diane Thornton and Suzie Ferguson

There are undercover “make-believe builders” at work in the Burgh Hall who have top secret plans to turn the building into something completely different. Join their training sessions and learn how to disappear.

You are invited to photograph your artwork and upload it onto Dunoon Burgh Hall’s Instagram page.

 

 

DUNOON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” AND DUNOON BURGH HALL WORKSHOPS 29th NOVEMBER DEREK TELLS ALL (WELL NEARLY) 1.00PM MONDAY

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Another opportunity to hear Derek MacIntyre tell listeners what they can expect to see on this fun filled day to celebrate the Switching On of the Dunoon Christmas Lights with this repeat from last week .

BIDPA23 representing  the retailers and commerce of Dunoon have organised for your pre – Dunoon Christmas lights switch on a fabulous Christmas market along Argyll Street from 10.00am, a live Reindeer parade at midday, Dunoon Grammar School pipe band (dressed as never seen before ! ?) A Santa Dash for children aged 5-15 (Argyll St) and 3 pm for adults (Argyll St to Kirn and back) Big Rory and Ochie, his chaotic pet dog  and a fabulous lantern parade at 4pm and that is just getting in the mood and ready for The Big Show on the Big Stage where X Factor Star Emily Middlemas will be supported by  “Dunoon’s Got Talent” Winner Ben Doherty . Direct from their world tour of Glasgow The Govan Salvation Army Brass Ensemble and Carol Singers will be playing Christmas CarolsReturning to Dunoon and the Big Stage after his outstanding success at this year’s Sunset Ceremony TV, Radio and recording Sensation the ever popular Matt Ramsay.

THE DCR97.4FM REVUE will be taking to the Big Stage with outstanding talent Miss Claremarie Nolan, the man with the voice as smooth as chocolate Dave de Kort, the Singing Swinger Dino Martino . bringing creditability to the Dcr Proceedings the Voice of Europe International Recording artist and “pure dead famous” the impeccable Ferdinand Rennie.

More will be revealed at 1.00pm this afternoon Monday 24th November and an opportunity to hear artist that can be seen and heard live onDCR97.4fm  Live  from   DUNOON’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON”

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DUNOON COMMUNITY RADIO ARE GOING TO THE SPARKLY BALL —HOO,HOO, HOO, OOOOHH YES WE ARE !!!!!!! ”

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As we have been telling you on our Face book page and on Air DCR97.4fm along with guest presenter DEREK MCINTYRE will be there OOOOOOOHHHHH  YES THEY WILL and it will all be Broadcast LIVE on 97.4FM DCR from 12.00pm

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DUNOON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS “SWITCH ON” AND DUNOON BURGH HALL WORKSHOPS 29th NOVEMBER.  Another opportunity to hear Derek MacIntyre tell listeners what they can expect to see on this fun filled day to celebrate the Switching On of the Dunoon Christmas Lights.

BIDPA23 representing  the retailers and commerce of Dunoon have organised for your pre – Dunoon Christmas lights switch on a fabulous Christmas market along Argyll Street from 10.00am, a live Reindeer parade at midday, Dunoon Grammar School pipe band (dressed as never seen before ! ?) A Santa Dash for children aged 5-15 (Argyll St) and 3 pm for adults (Argyll St to Kirn and back) Big Rory and Ochie, his chaotic pet dog  and a fabulous lantern parade at 4pm and that is just getting in the mood and ready for The Big Show on the Big Stage where X Factor Star Emily Middlemas will be supported by  “Dunoon’s Got Talent” Winner Ben Doherty .

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Direct from their world tour of Glasgow The Govan Salvation Army Brass Ensemble and Carol Singers will be playing Christmas Carols

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Returning to Dunoon and the Big Stage after his outstanding success at this year’s Sunset Ceremony TV, Radio and recording Sensation the ever popular Matt Ramsay.

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DCR Revue

THE DCR97.4FM REVUE will be taking to the Big Stage with outstanding talent Miss Claremarie Nolan, the man with the voice as smooth as chocolate Dave de Kort, the Singing Swinger Dino Martino .

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ARGYLL AND BUTE COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE TELLS WORLD OF DGS PUPILS SCHOOL CHARITY SONG

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Argyll and Bute Council are telling the world of the outstanding success of Arlene MacKechnie  and Abigail Pryde  from Dunoon Grammar School which has now been reported widely in the national press and of course covered first in our own Dunoon Observer and Argyllshire Standard in an excellent front page report by Gordon Neish .

Here is the press release in full

SCHOOL CHARITY SONG SPARKS CELEBRITY STIR ON CYBERSPACE

 Abigail and Arlene

                                  Abigail Pryde  and Arlene MacKechnie  

Pupils at Dunoon Grammar School are celebrating the success of a song released to commemorate the centenary of World War 1 which is proving to be a big hit on social media all over the world and has attracted compliments from celebrities.

 

Arlene MacKechnie (15) and Abigail Pryde (17) from the Argyll and Bute school obtained permission from composer Eric Bogle to publish a version of his iconic song ‘No Man’s Land’ on social media on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2014.

 

Launched on YouTube, with a link to War Child’s JustGiving donation page, the song sparked massive interest across the country and achieved impressive statistics on social media within just three days – including huge interest on Twitter, a 20,000 Facebook post reach and attracting 1,750 direct views on YouTube from 30 different countries.

 

The school had planned to record a video to support the song and release it on iTunes and other online music stores early in 2015 – with proceeds going to the children’s charity War Child. However, with the launch of a Joss Stone and Jeff Beck version earlier this month the pupils decided it was time to air their very own version.

 

Many celebrities have shared the song on their twitter feeds including Jools Holland, Eddie Reader, John MacKay of STV News, ex-Scotland captain Colin Hendry, former First Minister of Scotland Lord McConnell, Dougie Vipond, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Nick Nairn, Christopher Brookmyre, Graham Speirs, Jim Gellatly and Jonathan Watson.

 

A particular highlight for the pupils was a message of good luck from Judy Murray.

 

Arlene MacKechnie who played piano on the track commented, “We are overwhelmed with the support the song has received from our local community and amazed with the reaction nationally on social media. We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our chosen charity War Child.”

 

Abigail Pryde who performed vocals on the track, said, “To get such amazing feedback from Eric Bogle relating to our interpretation to his iconic song is astonishing. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us in this project – especially the staff in the Business and Computing department in Dunoon Grammar and also our fellow musicians in our band ‘Heron Valley’ who helped us record and produce the track.”

 

Head Teacher of Dunoon Grammar, David Mitchell added, “We are delighted with the response the song has received and the recognition of Arlene and Abigail’s talents. We believe the Dunoon Grammar School version of ‘No Man’s Land’ is a fitting memorial to former pupils of our school who lost their lives in World War 1. I would like to thank Mr Bogle for granting us permission to record his song. We are also delighted to raise awareness of the work of War Child in supporting children across the globe, innocent children who are currently caught up in conflict. I would urge listeners who enjoyed the song to consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause through our JustGiving page.”

 

The Dunoon Grammar School version of ‘No Man’s Land’ can be found at: youtu.be/LV3huPJOC7U

 

Donations can be made to War Child at:

https://www.justgiving.com/dgsnomansland