The Caledonian Society wound up the day of their epota meeting with a concert which wbb held m the Oddfellows' Hall lcwt evening. There w»b a very good attendance nnd the affair went cff very well indeed. The very abort time there had been In which to prepare a programma had prevented all the available musical talent being obtained for the oooaslon, find to tbla la probably dm the fact that there was not one lady singer last oveuiDg, Proceedings were opened by the singing of the National Anthem by the Company, followed hy a pibroch by Piper Tolmle. The Lagmhor Hlgh--1 aiders — M -Bars McLean, Mor lion, GUUIe and McrCecsle — contributed a foursome real In good style. Mr A. McKay played some reels and strathspeys on the violin spiritedly, for which he woe encored. Mr A. Har.-ieon eaug "Bine Bonnets over the Border, 1 ' and reoeived a unanimous enoore, Mr M. U'Loughlin danced an Irish jig excellently, the item being redemanded. Mr Donald McLean, the evergreen president of the Society, danced the Highland Fling. He reoalved quite an ovation on his appearing on the stage, and bis contribution was vociferously enoored. Mr Millar Bang "John Moßaw," his fff.rt being warmly ap. plotted, Mr Mao Lean Dnnn told the •\Talo of a dog," aud In response to an encore sang "Imphm." Mr Haig sang " Land of the Free," and the rjro.t part of the programme was brought to a conaln■lon by a Reel o' Utallooh by the Lagmhor Highlander*, The aeonnd part opened with another pibrooh by Piper Tolmia, followed by an Iriah reel contributed by Me W, Fitzgerald, and which was enoored. Mr Millar sang a humorous song whloh was warmly reoeived, and Mr Haig gaye ".jßileen Alannah." Mr Q Morrison danced the sword dance oapitally, thla Item being followed by the song «• Pibrooh of Donail Dhu " by Mr A. Harrison. Mr H. Gates iang a oomlc song ".Only One," whloh was loudly encored, Me Gales responding with another song sttU more fanny. Mr Healy danoed an Irish jg whloh was redemanded, and Mejara Filggerald, O'LonghliD, Soanlan, and 0. O'Connor gavo a reel. A Hlghlmd reel followed from the Lagnjhor Highlanders, and the singing of *' Aqld Lang Syne " by the oom,pan,y broaght the ooncert to a close. Mrs OUildge. and Meaaca Gates and Halg aoted as aooompanylsts daring the evening.
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SCOTCH CONCERT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888
SCOTCH CONCERT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2022, 27 December 1888
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