VALENTINES WEEKEND AT BOURNEMOUTH
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We have just returned from yet another fantastic weekend at the Carrington. We only wish we could print all the wonderful compliments we have received, it certainly makes it all worth while. Maybe we can create a Reviews page for folk to comment. All the bands put on great shows, the large dance floor was full every night. It is a dance floor to be envied with both size and quality. The morning and the afternoon shows also attracted many dancers especially a new act, Shillelagh who was a big hit one afternoon. We started with Sean Wilson and Tony MAC who always give their all and get the dancers going. Stephen Smyth with Chris Blair and John Taylor took all our breaths away, what talent and delightful people. On Saturday morning we had the usual popular bingo which was followed by another great talent, Dave Sheriff singing many songs from his brand new Cd, Donegal Time. In the afternoon Pete Brazil hit the stage needing no introduction, Pete produced yet another great show, the crowd love him. The evening started with Dave again singing a completely different set , thanks Dave for stepping in do an extra set following a late band cancellation. He was followed by the lovely Bonnie Diamond accompanied by Coe, husband David. They sang lots of country and sixties and, once again dancing was popular. Sunday brought yet another different set from Dave and in the afternoon came Pat Rainey as Shillelagh, he absolutely brought the house down with lots of Irish songs and humour. The welcome return to a New World weekend came in the shape of Cardy & Coke, a very polished set and the crowd loved them. Wes and Jan finished with their own Special Absent Friends dedicated to Jim Blake and Gary Perkins.
To finish the weekend in his own inimitable style came Pete Brazil. It is great to see him now so confident and his version of Athenry is second to none. Lots of new material mixed in the songs like The Red Rose Cafe which brings so many memories. We finished with Pete inviting us, Nite and Malcolm, Dave Sheriff, Cardy & Coke, Pat Rainey to the stage for Dave to sing his very own Always Be the Best of Friends , a stunning ending to a perfect weekend. Thanks to you all, for creating that special NEW WORLD atmosphere we are known for. Lovely to see Cynthia again. Our Charity Raffle raised £510 which was split equally between Macmillan, Cancer Research and The Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes with sick children. Thanks everyone for your support in both the Raffle and the whole weekend. You are the stars that make these things happen.
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We now have 100 bookings for November so if you want to join our happy family, enjoy yourselves listening and dancing to popular acts please book quickly to avoid disappointment. Click Here to download the November 2019 Booking Form.