Sandbank Gala 2016 certainly drew the crowds and is being claimed as the biggest yet. Besides all the usual side stalls and attractions promoting local charities and organisations visitors where treated to several new stalls one inviting you to join in a Walk Challenge — Dunoon To The Moon ? Cowal Red Squirrel Group had all manner of Squirrel paraphernalia……
And of course the now World Famous Traditional Tug O’ War —-The Winners …………………………
Entertainment was of course First Class with once again MC Robert MacGregor from R-Mac Discos introducing a cast of thousands including The Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band, Acoustic Sounds, Joanne McGeachie Highland Dancers , The Sandbank Primary School Singers and Cowals latest sensation direct from performing at this weekends Fynefest –Ri Cheile. A Stand out Event in a weekend that offered Fynefest and a Queens Birthday Party Event!
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10.00AM – 11.00PM ITS THE MALCOLM SCOTT’S RADIO SHOW -IT’S LIVE AND IT’S RADIO LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT. –GREAT FOR THIS TUESDAY MORNING– THIS MORNING LIVE FROM THE STUDIO AS THE “FESTIVAL” SEASON IS UPON US THE SHY ONE STARTS THE 2016 SEASON OF “THE GREATEST FESTIVAL S” STARTING WITH LOCAL FESTIVAL FYNFEST —–AND THERE’S THAT BALLOON FILLED CAR AGAIN FOR A FIVER WORTH A SHOT—LISTEN OUT FOR THE RE-RUNS
7.00PM-9.PM Monday – Bright and Lively WEST COAST CEILIDH with Ian Wilson Listen to the re runs –
This week featuring amongst others Mary Duff as she gets ready for her 1st show of the Scottish leg of her UK tour tomorrow night at The Ryan Centre, Stranraer with special guests Kathy Crinion and Jordanmogeymusic – Singer/Songwriter
Sharon Blackwell and some of her team from Ardenlee Care Home have been inviting folk at Morrisons Supermarket today to guess how many balloons there are in the Red Fiat Panda they have there. Over 16 are being invited to buy a ticket for £5 to get a chance to win this fabulous prize.
If you can’t make it into town today there is another opportunity to buy tickets
If you can’t make it into town today there is another opportunity to buy ticketsTomorrow as the Fiat Panda will be leaving Morrisons tonight around 6.00pm to travel to the CO-OP car park, tickets will be on sale from 12noon. If you are out-with Dunoon but travelling to the Fynefest Festival next weekend the wee Fiat Panda will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Great evening earlier on tonight at Dunoon Grammar School at the Summer Extravaganza and a big thanks to Talyn Shaw and Stephen Kay and friends for Djing and MCing the event and playing the Tunes. Listen out for recordings and interviews of some of the people who couldn’t escape Frlly and her roving Mike
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE STADIUM TODAY TO SUPPORT THE FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUN DAY RELAY EVENT—NEARLY £2000 RAISED SO FAR
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE STADIUM TODAY TO SUPPORT THE FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUNDAY RELAY EVENT—NEARLY £2000 RAISED SO FAR What a fantastic day with a fantastic turn out. Lots of Thank You Later HERE ARE THE BEST FANCY DRESS (STARWARS ), THE BEST NAMED TEAM (BOOBY BUNCH) , THE BEST MAN “THOMAS THE PIPER” FOR THE PIPES AND SOME OF TEAM COWAL WHO STARTED IT AND (NOT PHOTOGRAPHED ) YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN.
The Stalls are ready, the bar-B-que is smoking, The Bar has lots of ice and Marco the “Barman” is practising pulling pints,and the balloons are blown up. The Candy Floss is mmmmm—yummy-yummy The Black’s of Dunoon Lorry-stage is in position, The Dunoon Redcoats are are in final rehearsal and checking the Programme, The DCR Roadcrew and Revue are ready, Everyone is heading for the Dunoon Stadium .
Everyone is heading for the Dunoon Stadium. Come and join us even if not as part of an official team, get dressed up and give a wee donation and have a shot at a few circuits so you can say you were part of the FIRST COWAL HOSPICE FUNDAY RELAY
“West Coast Ceilidh” presenter Ian Wilson and “Classics For You” presenter Angie Balmain are the latest presenters to join the line up for “Blacks of Dunoon” lorry stage at the Cowal Hospice Relay 28th May Saturday at the Dunoon Stadium.
DCR97.4fm presenters led by The Dunoon Red Coats will be providing entertainment to the competitors in the relay with lively relay music and good banter to keep the spectators informed to what’s happening
Dcr 97.4 entertainers will be encouraging competitors and spectators alike to chat to Dcr97.4fm listeners.
Ian Wilson will be encouraging relay competitors to fit in some reels as they walk around the stadium circuit hopefully in fancy dress as he presents a mini edition of his West Coast Ceilidh. A Strip The Willow around the stadium circuit would be something to see and Ian feels even the mum’s with push chairs would enjoy the challenge with a little modification to the dance of course.
Angie will be presenting a shortened version of her Last Night of the Proms and will be reviewing her play list for her Friday afternoon programme between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. To get into the part Angie will be dressed in her finest evening gown and of course a conductors baton.
Keeping the entertainment moving along several DCR97.4fm presenters will be joining The Dunoon Redcoats including Gary Nolan (singing a song or three) Frlly and Tara with Gaelic words of encouragement and Clare Marie Nolan will entertain with songs of the sixties entertainment will be joining The Dunoon Red Coats
Listen in to find out what other DCR Presenters will be doing Live on the Blacks Of Dunoon LorryStage
Samantha Stubbs Third Sector and Volunteer Support Officer – Cowal and Bute has announced the next Men’s Shed Meeting
We’ve set a date for another meeting – Also some rather exciting news – and a wee wander to our Men’s Shed premises, so make sure you’ve got good footwear!
If you could give Sam a wee call or email to confirm your attendance, that would be appreciated – 01369 700100.
Entry packs for the relay event on the 28th of May are now available in the Dunoon Hospice Shop at 130 Argyll Street and Teams of 4 are invited to enter at only £10 a team!
The rules are very simple, for each team to Qualify for a prize at least one member of the team must be walking the circuit between 1.00pm till 5.00pm.
Top prizes will be awarded to the best fancy dressed team and there will also be prizes for the best named team and the most entertaining team on the day.
Anyone can enter and everyone is invited to come along to the stadium and enjoy this special Fun Day with Lots of Attractions for all the family including amongst other things a Barbeque, Balloons, Face painting, stalls and the Cowal Hospice Tombola.
Providing entertainment and keeping everyone up to date with what’s happening we will have the Dunoon Community Radio Roadshow on a Blacks of Dunoon trailer, DCR Presenters will be giving a lively commentary to the proceedings and looking out for the best fancy dress and most entertaining of the relay competitors. Joining the DCR97.4 Crew during the afternoon will be artist from the DCR revue including the lovely Clare Marie Nolan, Dave de Kort and his fabulous line dancers, Gary DJ Nolan and appearing for the first time in the Stadium the Fabulous Dunoon Red Coats with Jimmy Livingstone plus , yes there is more, special guest The Dunoon Grammar School who will be opening the event and the Cowal Pipe Band will be playing at the close of the evening
Listen in Thursday at 5.00pm When “Dunoon Red Coat” Jean Debney will be presenting a special programme with guest Jimmy Livingstone and chatting about The Cowal Hospice Relay
DGS STUDENTS VISIT DCR STUDIO TO SING AND EXPLAINE THE 1st JUNE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA —–AND EVERYONE IS INVITE
On the 1st June DGS Students will be inviting everyone to a Summer Extravaganza 5.30pm –7.30pm to be held at the school. DCR97.4FM will organise students to play background music and generally let folk know what is happening through a PA and become DCR presenters for the event.
There will be live music provided by Karen McChesney and her Students, Arts and Crafts and Stalls provided by other departments.Beauty services will be on offer and there will be Face Painting and a Bouncy Castle
The local bouncy castle is there and we provide face painting and beauty services.
Students will be calling in on Malcolm this morning to chat and sing and get a wee bit of mike experience during his morning programme which can be heard again 6.00pm Tuesday and 7.00am Wednesday
–It’s time again for DJ Davies favourite show of the year on his THE ESSENTIAL DANCE SESSION, it’s the ESSENTIAL EUROVISION SPECIAL. The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and taking place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm Sweden following Sweden’s victory at last years excellent Contest with the song “Heroes“, performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.
Will this years Eurovision Song Contest be as good as last years Contest, DJ Davie will be bringing you a show packed with “what’s hot” from this years’ contestants, playing the best tracks ahead of Saturdays’ final and seeing if we can guess this years’ winner for a third year on the run.
Join DJ Davie this Thursday at 7.30pm
As many of the regular listeners will know over the last few months Dave de Kort has been spending a lot of his time out and about with his keyboard and guitar entertaining locally not only with the DCR Roadshow Revue entertaining at local nursing home like Dunoon’s Ardenlee but there’s more.
Just lately as Dave told us on one of his visits to TLLLVLBS he has been travelling wider afield entertaining in all manner of venues and has also in between being a vital part of the DCR backroom team managed to find time to visit a recording studio to make a “Record”
Dave will be calling in to chat to TLLLVLBS host Victor on Monday to chat about this new development and Victor will on behalf of folk of a certain age be asking is this the “Proper Job” you have been waiting to do…………………
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 .
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 .
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 .
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