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DUNOON COMMUNITY RADIO ROADSHOW IN ARGYLL GARDENS

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DCR are very pleased to have been asked by the Cowal Community Events Association to stage a Radio Roadshow in the Argyll Gardens on Saturday the 22nd August between 12noon and 5pm.
We are planning lots of entertainment to appeal to the whole family which will include local live musicians, dancers, entertainers and local personalities making appearances to support DCR. Confirmed so far are The Argyll Majorettes, Christina Cairns School of Dancing, Marjory Barton, Cowal Pipe Band and Dunoon Satori Karate Club. Helping our presenters we have a guest presenter from L107 Radio, Mr Derek McIntyre.
There will also be a special appearance from Scotlands newest singing talent 16 year old Holly Ogilvie who recently “brought the house down” at “The Loft” and is returning to Dunoon especially to support DCR.
There will also be all the favourites-, Charity Stalls, Tombola and there will be one or two special treats. Local artiste Bill Williamson who will be demonstrating how he makes his sought after Pottery on the Potter’s wheel and letting people try it for themselves.
This will all be recorded live for transmission so you may be asked to say a few words for the radio audience.
We still have a couple of free spots in the programme and we would love it to be a showcase of Dunoon’s Talent so if you think you have something to offer give us a call 01369 703 201.
Watch this space for further attractions

Swamp Soccer New World Championships

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A report and pictures of Sunday’s events are available on the Roadshows Page, full results can be found on the Swamp Soccer site www.swampsoccer.co.uk

Swamp Soccer

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MEMORIES OF THE US HOLY LOCH BASE

Holy Loch Speakers

An enthusiastic audience gathered at the Hunter’s Quay Dolphin Leisure Centre’s Lyle Suite on Thursday 7th May to enjoy an evening of memories of the US Holy Loch Base. The event was held as part of the Holy Loch Communities Homecoming Celebrations with guest speakers: Lord George Robertson, former NATO Secretary General; the Right Honourable Brian Wilson, former British Government Minister, both of whom grew up in Dunoon; Robert McSeveny former local businessman and Gordon Trapp who was Dunoon Provost 1965-68.
Dunoon Community Radio where invited to record the speeches for prosterity, which we were only too happy to do so and shall shortly have them available here for you to listen to.

INNELLAN SWRI FASHION SHOW

Innellan SWRI held a fashion show in association with local Dunoon shop The Feminine Touch on Friday night. Dunoon Community Radio where there providing music, lighting, helping with the raffle and sampling the nibbles.

SWRI Fashion Show

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DCR Presenters Invite You To The Loft

After many requests to present regular Road Shows Dunoon Community Radio are about to take on a regular residency up stairs in the LOFT at the newly refurbished CROWN CAFÉ BAR. Biting the bullet we shall be setting up the CD player, turning up the mike and switching on the recorder starting on Thursday 30th April in the LOFT and everyone is invited.

Douglas & Victor will be there playing mostly the oldies that other radio stations hardly ever play but are instantly recognisable and will also be looking to you to request your favourite tunes. The boys are hoping to recruit guest including live acts for future nights; and even have some Themed Party Nites planned were you will be invited to don Fancy Dress for the Shannanigans.

From 8 till late every Thursday Upstairs in the Loft at the Crown Café Bar.Crown Bar

And did we mention, the Bar will be open should you take the desire to dance and then require suitable refreshment. Come along and support your Local Community Radio and enjoy a good night out. Watch Out for more details.

Local Piper at the Tartan Day Parade

Alasdair and MikeLocal piper Alasdair Henderson took part in the New York City Tartan Day Parade as a representative of the Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama (RSAMD) where he is currently a student. The parade was lead by Alan Cumming a former RSAMD student and now president of their American Foundation, he was using the parade to launch a new Scholarship Fund in the US for the RSAMD.
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The Great West Bay Beach Clean

Well they had a lovely sunny day for their cleanup and I am looking forward to hearing how it went!

CLANN need your help on Sunday 5th April from 2.30pm for a couple of hours. They would like you to meet them and people from the Guides, Scouts, Dunoon Baptist Church, young people from the HELP project, Members of Aoradh, Timebank Volunteers and many more in the West Bay Play Park (more…)

In Case of Emergency – Dial ICE

Have you had a e-mail informing you about “ICE” a new initiative from the Ambulance Service to help in case of a emergency?
We all carry mobile phones with names and numbers stored in its memory. But, if we were to be involved in accident which one of those hundreds of numbers would the people attending us phone in case of an emergency?

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GOOD WAY FOR DCR TO START THE YEAR

Victor and Douglas CHC Jan 2009Having received an invitation from the Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Society to send along a representative from Dunoon Community Radio to their first meeting of 2009, Douglas and Victor were despatched along to the meeting held at the Camera Club premises in Dunoon’s Castle Street.

The Camera Club premises for those who donated know is a wonderful venue for meetings which are held in their small cinema.

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DCR at PACCT Christmas Party

We Come to Dance

Douglas, Victor and Fiona joined an excellent turn out on the 22nd of November, at the Park Hotel for the first Christmas Roadshow of 2008. DCR had been invited to supply the music and banter for the P.A.C.C.T Christmas Party. Suitably armed with a good supply of Christmas tunes old and new, and with plenty of Christmas cracker jokes the DCR trio were ready to party.

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DCR SUPPORTS ‘IN THE PINK’ AT SINBADS

In the Pink Sinbads 31st October 2008

It was with great pleasure that the DCR Roadshow set up the
music machine on Friday the 31st upstairs at SINDBAD’S, providing music and PA for the ‘IN THE PINK’ fundraiser. The Ladies Only Pink Party was in aid of Breast Cancer Care and with a wonderful turn out, was at times practically standing room only.

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Royal National Mod – Falkirk 2008

Congratulations to Alexander Mackechnie of Strachur Primary who came away with a clutch of medals on Saturday. He won a Silver Badge in the Accordian (under 13) Highland March, Strathspey and Reel in traditional style, and Bronze Badges in the Piano (under 13) Slow Gaelic Air and March, and the Fiddle (under 13) Slow Gaelic Air and March, Strathspey and Reel competitions. (more…)

QE2s Final Trip Home

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DCR Raising the Roof at Innellan Village Hall

To celebrate the completion of the recently re-roofed Innellan village hall and to thank all those involved, a grand evening of entertainment took place on Saturday 13th September to an excellent turn out. The DCR roadshow was invited to entertain alongside a first class programme of Entertainers .

RAISING THE FUNDING

The hall committee and other volunteers have worked very hard over the last few years to secure funding for the re-roofing of the hall. They organised events, obtained donations from the local community, along with grants from the Lottery Fund, EB Scotland, HIE, the Robertson Trust and Argyll and Bute Council. The work has been carried out by local building contractor Duncan Lauder ““an Innellan resident who agreed to start the work before the funding was secured. This generous gesture of faith paid off as all the funding was secured as the job was completed.

TOP MC STARTS IT OFF

Band at Raising the Roof Party

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Congratulations from DCR to Cliona and Nuala

We are pleased to report that Cliona and Nuala McCheyne successfully scaled their 50th Munro on Saturday 6th September. The twins climbed Ben Lomond with their parents Neil and Diane along with a reporter from BBC Scotland. Some of you may have heard them on Radio Scotland on Saturday morning, if not they will apparently be on again this Saturday and Sunday on Radio Scotlands programe “Out of Doors”. The BBC also have some great photographs of the girls on their “Scotland Outdoors – Galleries” page; including one showing the chocolate cake their dad presented them with at the top of Ben Lomond along with some DVD’s as a reward for their great achievment. They also made it into the Sunday Post after that paper spotted them on a website!
They have currently raised over £1,182.00 for the Schiehaillon Ward at Yorkhill Childrens Hospital with more money still to come in. I wonder what they will do for their 100th Munro? (more…)

DCR At The Kirn Gala 2008

Kirn Gala 2008

SMILES BRIGHTEN THE DAY

If only smiles were sunshine, this years Kirk Gala would have been the brightest yet, for although the skies were grey and the canopy erected over the big stage it didn’t stop the smiling crowds converging on the beautiful Argyll seaside village to enjoy the entertainment on the main stage, the side shows and all the charity stalls.

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Blairmore Twins Reach For The Sky For Cancer Charity

Just to let you know that Cliona and Nuala are hoping to scale their 50th Munro on the weekend of the 6th/7th September, if the weather is kind to them. currently they have raised £1000 but are hoping to add to this wonderful total by the time they descend. This photograph shows them just after they had reached the summit of Beinn Fhada in Glen Shiel, their 48th Munro.

Twins on moutain

Dunoon Community Radio would like to wish all the best to Blairmore twins Cliona and Nuala McCheyne, who this September are intending on climbing Ben Lomond which will be their 50thMunro (for the uninitiated a Munro is a mountain over 3000 feet). If that is not enough they aim to raise lots of money for the Schiehallion Ward at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow which cares for children with cancer.

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See You At Kirn Gala 2008

It’s that time again and DCR are proud to announce that once again We have been invited to put up our gazebo amongst the Charity stalls. And along with some lively banter from the road crew, provide Music and Entertainment for one and all.

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Music Reviews

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Jane Basford Sings for DCR

One of the activities we are involved in at the moment here at DCR is editing, amongst other things recordings from the MOD 2006 (doesn’t time fly that’s two years in October) which we have had many request for. We hope to have highlights here on the web before to long.
Some of you may remember Morag Martin from the MOD who as well as interviewing and recording contestants was the link between many programmes and was refeered to many times on air as Morag Mod. Morag will also be heard again here shortly.
Whilst working away here in the “office” a tune everyone likes listening to is a wee gaelic tune sung cappella by Jane Basford. This song was one of several Jane recorded for DCR that were broadcast during our MOD programmes.
We like it so much we thought we would share it with you, the song is called “A Thousand Curses On Love” ,to listen to Jane please go to our PROGRAMME INFO page–enjoy