Sadly, we have to report that Davie Barr, affectionately known as one of The Three Amigos (Davie, Harry and Bert), has passed away this week. The trio of Davie, Harry and Bert sat together at the same table each week and were real characters whose presence is very much missed by Opry regulars. It would be fair to say they were real characters who frequently graced the dance floor and whose candid comments on the bands were often expressed in no uncertain terms ! They were also referred to by some as “The Last of the Summer Wine”, as their patter was likened to that of the stars of that TV programme. Davie was the last surviving member of the group, but he had not been able to visit the Opry for several months due to illness and he was missed by his regular dancing partners and his many friends in the Club. Davie’s funeral will take place on Thursday 12th September at 2pm at Woodside Crematorium, thereafter at Renfrew Golf Club. All friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Big D’s Country Music Quiz
Big D’s Quiz No.13 is now up on the Quiz page. Why not have a go to win two free admissions to a Club night ?
Gunslingers Re-enactment Group
Meeting every Tuesday in the Opry from 7.30 – 10.00pm, new members always welcome. Next date Tuesday 17th September 2019.
Next meeting will be held on Monday 16th September 2019 at 7.30pm. Please note change of time – now 7.30 to 9.30 pm. All welcome.
There are now over 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 2017 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.
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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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