A COUPLE who worked with others to turn their small Sutherland community into a by-word for music, have announced that they are standing down.The decision by Dave and Mary Goulder brings to an end 40 years of voluntary music promotion at Rosehall.But the Goulders are going out on a high, marking the end of an era with performances from two international bands tonight and next Friday.Dave said: “We are sad to call it a day but I will be 80 next month and Mary is 70 and we think now is the right time.“There is no-one to take over the reins. It would have been nice if some younger folk had stepped in and we could have dropped into supporting roles, but that has just not happened.”Songwriter Dave, who plays the classical guitar and Jew’s Harp, and a friend, Charlie Menzies, started out by organising hugely successful three-day ceilidhs in the late 1970s with groups performing across three venues – the Achness Hotel, Inveroykel Lodge and Rosehall village … [Read more...] about Rosehall’s musical era comes to an end
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It may have been 85 years since Anything Goes was first performed but this production by Falkirk Operatic Society was still delighting its audience in 2019. A light-hearted, comic caper, it is packed with Cole Porter songs that you’ll have heard before although perhaps never knew where they originated. With six strong principal roles, the company is fortunate to have such a talented team to call on to take up the challenge and every one was outstanding.This playful tale of goodies and baddies pokes fun at the aristocracy and has a liberal smattering of romance.Set aboard the SS American which is sailing from New York to England, amongst others it is carrying American heiress Hope Harcourt (Hannah Gillies), her mother (Carol Sutherland) and her English fiancé, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (James Cassidy). The latter role could so easily have been over played but James got the comic caricature just right and the laughs he got were testament to how the audience loved … [Read more...] about Anything goes as Falkirk Operatic Society takes to town hall stage
News / Dundee by Lindsey Hamilton April 9, 2019, 6:05 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Family days out can be a real challenge for Dundee mum Lori Taylor and her three young children. Eldest son Aiden, 10, lives with ADHD, daughter Kaitlin, 9, is on the autistic spectrum and her youngest son Jordan, 6, is currently being tested for ADHD and autism. However, thanks to a new spectrum-friendly programme at a Dundee trampoline park, Lori is delighted to have a place to go where the confidence of her children can flourish. Ryze trampoline centre has introduced its new Ascend session aimed exclusively at people with additional support needs. The first sessions held recently attracted more than 100 people. The sessions are open to everyone, from the age of five to adult, and offer activities for those living with a number of conditions, in particular those on the autism spectrum. Lori, who is a committee member on the local branch of the National … [Read more...] about Dundee trampoline park Ryzes to the challenge to support autistic children
PUBLISHED: 16:25 06 April 2019 Steve Russell A band that gave value for money Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Remember The Trevor Copeman Band and venues such as Norwich’s Norwood Rooms, the Samson and Hercules in Tombland, and the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth? Looks like a night to remember. The Trevor Copeman Band at the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONSome people had fathers who devoted their evenings and weekends to bowls or digging the allotment. Not the Copeman sisters. Their dad usually got people’s feet a-tapping when he wasn’t doing the day-job.For drummer Colin was the leader of a big-band that entertained East Anglians at venues such as the Norwood Rooms in Aylsham Road, Norwich; Samson and Hercules in Tombland; The Garibaldi in St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, and Gorleston’s Floral Hall.For middle daughter Sally-Ann and her two sisters, life must have seemed like an adventure … [Read more...] about Did you dance to Colin’s band at Tower Ballroom?
Here we profile 20 women who are making their mark in Welsh business. This is by no means a definitive list and there many women working in numerous businesses across Wales who have made it to the top, despite the continuing issues around the glass ceiling, and we couldn’t feature them all. We have picked out 20 women from a variety of industries and holding an array of positions in companies across Wales. The businesswomen are listed here alphabetically. 1. Debra Barber, chief executive of Cardiff Airport Debra Barber was promoted to the role of chief executive officer at Cardiff Airport in 2017. She joined the team at the Rhoose-based airport in 2012 as operations director, after a 28-years in the Royal Air Force, leaving as Group Captain. The airport delivered a 8% growth in passenger numbers and welcomed more than 1.58 million people through Wales’s national airport in 2018. This figure follows growth of 9% in 2017 and 16% in 2016. Passenger growth has now reached 60% … [Read more...] about These 20 businesswomen are making their mark in Wales