Thanks to everyone who turned out for the open day at Ardenlee last Sunday the DCR Revue volunteers really did enjoy performing and enjoyed the fabulous hospitality. We think Sharon and the team at Ardenlee were very truly over the moon by the amount of folk who turned up to enjoy themselves not forgetting a record entry in the Cake Competition with a standard as good as any telly programme.
Yes listeners the very first public performance that the DCR Revue made was their appearance performing at Dunoons Ardenlee Care Home on Dunoons Bullwood Road.
Brought together when asked by the Ardenlee Care Home if DCR would like to help entertain residents and visitors at an Open Day DCR volunteers were asked if anyone could contribute a little more than what they usually did on “air” and invited to join a “Revue”
After a very successful afternoons entertainment when DCR volunteers Gary DJ Marshall ,Claremarie Nolan, Dr Phil, Frlly, Simon and Victor all led by musical Director Dave de Kort had so much fun it was decided its members would continue to entertain to help raise funds for DCR and to also perform for folk in elderly residence and in care homes and would help other local charities to raise funds.
Since that very first appearance the DCR Revue has gone from strength to strength with other volunteers offering their talents such as presenter Kerry and her Eastern Dance alto- ego Nefititi and her fellow presenter from a Tuesday evening Top Scottish Psychic Carol Stirling who have both contributed to the Revue. Presenter Tony Collins known throughout the land as The Tartan Cowboy or even Tonto MacGregor has entertained as part of the revue and just recently as part of Dunoons Sunset Ceremony Matt Ramsay Scotland’s latest singing sensation amazed the 1000 plus audience as part of the DCR97.4fm Revue opening act.
From seeing in the New Year events to Wedding Anniversaries and Birthday parties to performing at local Charity events and Galas the DCR97.4fm Revue is keeping very busy and this Sunday see’s it back to where it all started The Ardenlee Care Home Open Day.
Everyone is welcome and the DCR97.4fm volunteers would like you to come say hello and join in a good old singsong .
One of the biggest new artists in many a year chronixx was hit no1 in the reggae billboard charts in the U.S.A back in April, he also returned to the top spot in the billboard reggae charts of U.S.A in August . This week he has topped the reggae album charts in Jamaica with the album Dread & Terrible.
This weeks Wednesday addition of Reggae Reggae Source will be saluting this new artist who has done so much with his own brand of Reggae. This week as well as the normal Jamaican music charts in the second hour Rupert will be playing a mix promoting Chronixx Worldwide Tour. This is a positive artist already looked up to by a new brand of Reggae and dancehall artists ,
After their breath taking performance at the equally breath-taking PA23BIDS Sunset Ceremony Reely Jiggered the real stars of DCRs Tuesday programme CELTIC & FOLK FUSHION will be popping in to the John Street Dunoon Studio to chat to Victor.
With the New Album KALEIDOSCOPE ready to be launched at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday 20th September and some hectic promotion work ahead tonight was the last opportunity for Reely Jiggered to let listeners hear tunes from the album and the story behind KALEIDOSCOPE
We are pleased to announce that in the latest Ofcom monthly updates, Ofcom have awarded a five year Licence extension to Dunoon Community Radio.
We thank all our listeners and volunteers who have supported Dunoon Community Radio over the last nine years and shall endeavour as always to provide a radio broadcasting service that will benefit our community.
ROBIN CAMPBELL by Richard Munn Photography.
Two Scottish Legends Folk Singer Robin Campbell and Broadcaster Colin MacDonald called into the dcr97.4fm Outside Broadcasting Studio at the Dunoon Stadium on Saturday to say hello to the listeners . Robin brought listeners up to date now he has returned to his Celtic roots enjoying making folk music with like-minded musicians. He regularly performs with folk ‘n’ fiddles trio Celtic Krystal. Robin’s solo set is as fresh as ever and he can be found regularly entertaining audiences in folk venues around the UK and abroad. Robin is currently working on three new solo albums scheduled for release by January 2015.
Colin known to Dunoon Community Radio listeners for his Sturday afternoon programme Folkal Point which he has been presenting on radio since 1974 currently broadcast by DCR’S big brother Celtic Music Radio 95FM, it is also rebroadcast at various times online by Blues and Roots Radio, Ontario and Siar FM on Barra, and we of course Dunoon Community Radio relay the Saturday pm repeat from CMR across the Cowal Peninsula.
It is already Saturday and there’s lots of activity in the Stadium an the town getting ready for all today’s events including the World Highland Dancing Championship Finals, The Cowal Pipe Band Championship, the Heavy Athletics, the Argyllshire Highland Dancing Championship, the Hill Race. There are also lots to see and do around the stadium with body science, ArtiesTartan Tales, Drakes of Hazard, Clan Mountain Bike Stunt Show and the Ceilidh Tent.
The sun is also here so it is all set for a wonderful day
Jamie Campbell from Strachur won the Best Dressed Playing Piper Juvenille along with the Local Juvenille March and Local Juvenille Strathspey and Reel
After a glorious Thursday rounded of by the Sunset Ceremony, sunny Dunoon is a wee bit wet this morning. There is plenty to come and see though with the Scottish Highland Dancing Competition and the qualifiers for the World Championships taking place. It is also the start of the piping competitions and the Heavy Athletics
ARE YOU READY ? WE ARE–FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER LIVE ON RADIO ACROSS THE WORLD……COWALS MOST FAMOUS EVENT LIVE………..
Today’s the day when what looks like to be Dunoon’s busiest week all kicks off when at 1.00pm today the fringe celebrations start to the build-up of Dunoons most prestigious event the Cowal Highland Gathering.
This year the mighty organisation of Cowal Highland Gathering is helped along in promoting Cowal by the newly formed group Dizzy Dayz in Dunoon and PA23BIDS both dedicated to promoting Dunoon and Cowal and of course the legendry Kirn Gala .
Dizzy Days in Dunoon have a very well publicised programme of events starting off today at Dunoon’s Argyll Gardens with entertainment from the Dunoon Community Radio Revue team amongst others and continuing daily till Sunday with events in and around Dunoon .
PA23BIDS bring back to Dunoon the legendry Sunset Ceremony enlisting the organisational skills of professional broadcaster and DCR97.4FM Celebrity presenter Derek McIntyre who has put together a very stylish programme of entertainment and to ensure every one can see and hears the event a very large stage indeed will be built with a superb sound system
Included in the line up of entertainment will be internationally known Scottish Ceilidh bands, a vocalist billed as Scotland’s newest singing sensation, local performers and dancer’s, a Scottish Singer billed as one of the few authentic Traditional singers performing today and as a very special treat a guest appearance of one of the most sought after personalities of the moment Scotlands own sporting hero of the commonwealth Games, The Men’s Lightweight Gold Medal winner Charlie Flynn will visit Dunoon to take part in this years Sunset Ceremony. Even at this time additions to the line up are being added and running order may not be decided till just before the event but as announced on Dunoon Community Radio you can expect to see at this time
The Dunoon Community Radio Revue –
Dave de Kort, Claremarie Nolan, Dino Martino, Nefertiti and special Revue Guest Scotlands New Singing Sensation Matt Ramsay.
The Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band
Tina Cairns Dancers.,
Cowal Fiddle Workshop,
and presenting Scotlands own sporting hero of the commonwealth Games,
The Men’s Lightweight Gold Medal winner Charlie Flynn
Plus much more
Of course it is appreciated that not everyone will be able to attend the Ceremony and to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy Dunoon’s Sunset Ceremony Dunoon Community Radio will be broadcasting the whole event Live on 97.4FM and for all our “Out Of Cowal” listeners on www.dunooncommunityradio.org
And just to show you how serious we take this, here are our top men Derek McIntyre and ITArchie In the final test broadcast from the Argyll Gardens to our main DCR Studio in John Street
and as regular listeners know ITArchie really does not like having his photograph taken unlike the Sunset Ceremony co-ordinator her ITArchie checks out the receiving mast
It’s about this time every year that DCR 97.4FM Top DJ award nominated Rupert takes us on a journey to visit another world famous music event The Notting Hill Carnival the other event a little nearer to home is of course the Cowal Highland Gathering.
Both these music events have several things in common , both celebrate the music culture of a country but bring together a worldwide audience and both grow each year getting stronger and stronger each year.
As the Gathering is yet to start the Notting Hill Carnival is well and truly underway as this special four hour programme proves. In this programme Rupert presents two DJ who have each compiled awesome music mixes which well and truly capture the flavour of the Notting Hill Carnival The first programme is mixed by DJTriple M and the second DJ Empire who as put together 137 top class tunes for us to listen to for this special Sunday night listening.
PUT TOGETHER BY DJ EMPIRE
This year the Notting Hill Carnival celebrates 50 years here is to the next 50
This time next week Frlly will be in the Outside Broadcasting Studio at the Dunoon Stadium with her Mod Squad colleagues including original member Victor as they report live on the greatest Scottish event in the World “The Cowal Highland Gathering .
Listen in today as Frlly will bring you up to date with all that is happening at this great event and how you the listener can get the best from it.
She will also tell you about the Fringe events happening in and around the town and if you can’t manage to get here in person yourself she will tell you how you need not miss out as the
“Next Best Thing To Being There”
is to listen in to Dunoon Community Radio 97.4 fm for full coverage and live commentary of Highland dancing as the Gathering host the Scottish and World Championships which once again this year will be streamed in vision on the Gathering web site
RETURN OF THE SUNSET CEREMONY
THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST ARGYLL GARDENS 7.00PM
BROADCAST LIVE 97.4FM
THE DCR97.4FM REVUE WARM UP 7.00-7.25
DAVE de KORT
OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST
YOU’VE HEARD HIM ON THE RADIO
SEEN HIM ON TV
NEW SINGING SENSATION
Singing His Debut Single
“SAY WHAT YOU WILL”
written by Robert John Puzey
And as a special treat for all dcr 97.4fm listeners click here to see Matt sing his debut single on TV
Dunoon Community Radio have announced that listener favourite Matt Ramsay who’s music has been played on DCR974.fm since he appeared live on the station last April will as promised come back to Dunoon to perform his debut single released this week and available to download on iTunes.
Matt will be joining members of the DCR97.4FM Revue live on stage 7.00pm Thursday 28th for the PA23BIDS sponsored Sunset Ceremony
And as a special treat for all dcr 97.4fm listeners click here to see Matt sing his debut single on TV
Spotted recently in the DCR97.4FM Studio on the news that a certain favourite male singer of DCR97 fm listeners was about to be announced as a very special guest, to sing live on the Sunset Ceremony warm up presented by Dunoon Community Radio.
Dino Martino decided to get down to some very serious rehearsals Live on Victor’s TLLLVLBS
8.00pm till 10.00pm DCR97.4FM ARGYLL GARDENS ON THE BANDSTAND
WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST
Cowal DJ Academy Masterclass
Since 2010 Cowal DJ Academy have provided local young people with the chance to learn how to DJ and take part in local events. From vinyl to CDs to controllers they cover it all and welcome anyone who wants to come and try it.
Dunoon Community Radio in association with Dizzy Dayz are proud to present this unique opportunity to see the Cowal DJ Academy present a very special programme highlighting the talents of these youngsters with their different operating styles and different genres of mainstream and not to mainstream music
Produced & Directed by Craig Anderson
Visit their page at www.facebook.com/cdjacademy for more details.