Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Club will be held on Wednesday 28th June at 8pm. Doors open 7pm. Membership Cards should be brought with you to gain admission.
The next meeting of the Gun Club will be held on Monday 19th June at 7pm. All welcome.
A Date for Your Diary
For one night only, 50s and 60s music, The Legends Show, with Live Band, Rattled, with ‘Elvis Preseley’, and featuring Donna Wylde, Britain’s No.1 2015 Single Female Country Artist. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from Linda 07969353585 0r from the Opry 0141-429 5396.
The Committee of the Club are inviting members to submit suggestions for bands they would like to appear at the Opry. If you know of any bands that you wish to be considered, could you forward their names and contact numbers by e-mail to the Opry at grandoleopry @live.co.uk, hand a note in at the door, or mail to Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Rd, G51 1HS. There is also a book at the entrance for this purpose.
Big D’s Quiz resumes this month in the new bi-monthly format. The prize is now free entry to a club night for two people. It will also appear in the Country Music and Dance in Scotland magazine to widen its appeal.
There are now almost 2,000 members in the Opry Facebook community – and it’s growing all the time. Keep up to date on the latest Opry happenings and debates by joining in. It’s often a very lively forum! Why not join the Opry Club itself and enjoy reduced admission charges on Fridays and Saturdays?
There have been almost 67,000 visits to our website since June 2014, and 1,159,316 hits. Hopefully this results in more people visiting the club itself. The software has recently been updated to make the site easier to browse on mobile phones and tablets.
Country Music Needs More Support
With bands folding all too often these days it is increasingly urgent for country music fans to support the clubs and bands still in existence. The Opry offers members free admission on a Saturday evening for the payment of just two extra pounds on a Friday evening. You can’t get better than that – two nights of live entertainment for just £6! If you know of any members who haven’t been at the club for a while, why not encourage them to come along again to enjoy the music, dancing and keenly-priced drinks from the bar! Since the start of 2012 the club has been well attended on Saturdays, and Fridays have also picked up which is encouraging in these strained economic times. Visiting parties (birthdays, hen and stag nights, etc) have helped to swell the figures but we also need the members to support the club as much as possible. Spread the news among your friends and neighbours that the Opry offers a great night out. The number of visiting parties demonstrates that it is seen as a fun venue and is somewhere a bit different to celebrate an event. The Opry can be hired for private functions too – even wedding receptions – at very competitive prices.
If anyone wishes to submit an article or news item for inclusion on this page, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand it in at the club for the attention of Fionna Downie.
Some Useful Links
Here are some websites which might be of interest:
Country Music & Dance in Scotland & Ireland magazine : www.cmdscotland.org.uk
Country Music people magazine: www.countrymusicpeople.co.uk
UK Country Radio: www.ukcountryradio.com
Regal Country with Willie Evans, every Sunday at 10am for 2 hours Willie plays the very best of old and new country : www.regalradio.net
CMR Nashville – Internet Radio: www.cmrnashville.net
Tranquility Wild West Town: www.tranquilitytown.yolasite.com
and check out www.cmib.co.uk, the site for all things country in the UK with many links to the rest of the world.
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