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Celebration to mark Alasdair’s Gold Medal February 2007

Evening Celebration to mark Alasdair’s Gold Medal Saturday 24th February 2007 8pm till late. Isle of Mull Hotel, Craignure. Enjoyed by all.
The workshop on the afternoon was enjoyable and very useful

Riona, Alasdair and Alastair MacDougall, Councillor

To the tune of ‘An cluinn thu leannain’

I’ll sing you a song of a boy you all know
Who went to Dunoon and came back with the Gold
Not bad for a balach just nineteen years old
We’re so proud of our wee boy, Alasdair.

But when first down in Glasgow he didn’t like it at all
He didn’t like being stuck in the Maryhill halls
Depressed he decided to give his mother a call
He really didn’t like being in Glasgow

Riona said ‘Alasdair has gone round the bend
He says he’s in Islay nearly every weekend
Or a walk in the Park down in the West End
I’m really worried about my wee boy, Alasdair’

But in a Kelvindale flat, three girls down from Skye
One was his cousin so each night he’d go by
They’d do his washing, he’d eat the pies
‘Cause life was good now in Glasgow
‘Join the GG’ said Kenny, ‘I’ll know you’ll go far
I’ve got hundreds of women and you’ll be a star
And, oh did I mention they drive their own cars
There’s no need to be lonely in Glasgow.’

But the girls in the choir they just didn’t believe
That Kenny had signed up some prime Muileach beef
With immaculate hair and all his own teeth
He’s very well groomed is our Alasdair

So tonight we are gathered in this swanky hotel
It’s the end of the story, no more can I tell
He’s the pride of the island and Morvern as well
Raise your glasses and toast our Alasdair!

Stuart Jackson, February 2007

Alasdair singing
Alasdair sends his thanks to the choir for organising the night

Strictly Gaelic

Over 200 people met in the isle of Mull Hotel on Saturday 24th February to celebrate the success of Alasdair Whyte winning the Gold medal and the Mull Gaelic Choir winning the Sherrif-MacMaster Campbell Trophy.

This was without doubt an old style Mull night when people came from far and wide to help us celebrate. Gaelic songs could be heard from 1pm on Saturday until 6am on Sunday morning. . The Gaelic tongue could be heard throughout the day. Who says Gaelic is dead on Mull.? The Call-Ewe Ceilidh Band from Glen Elg really gave us the true west coast lift for dancing. Their sound was unbelievable.

The day started with a workshop under the capable hands of Kenny Thompson, conductor of the Glasgow Gaelic Choir. We all thoroughly enjoyed this. After a great meal and a few sensations the party started. Alasdair MacDougal said a few words on behalf of Argyll & Bute Council, who kindly donated £500 towards the reception.

The dancing and singing went on to the small hours of the morning. The Mull Gaelic Choir would like to thank everyone who made this a super evening. First of all the Isle of Mull Hotel for being such perfect hosts, for the wonderful food they served and for allowing all the music and singing to go on. Thanks to Joan.Christine, Avis, Christine, Audrey and all the other staff.

Thanks to the band, the choirs and all the singers.
Lastly thanks to all who attended and helped make it a successful evening.
Those who came from Lewis, Skye, Uist, Islay.Taynuilt, Oban, Morven and the other places, too numerous to mention.
And last of all thanks to The Golden Boy himself for bringing this great honour to Mull and also for entertaining us last night.
A Big Thanks to all concerned.

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