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Nancy Stewart

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Nancy Stewart, much loved wife of Charles (Durango). A member of the Opry for many years, Nancy will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our condolences go to Charles and the family. The funeral will take place at Westmuir Church, Parkhead, on Monday 15th October at 1.00pm, thereafter to Daldowie Crematorium at 2.00pm.

Big D’s Country Music Quiz

Apologies for missing the Quiz due to my increased domestic duties as a result of my wife’s illness. She is now on the mend and I am able to return to quiz setting. So have a go at the latest set of anagrams of country stars’ names. Good luck!

 

 Free Country Music Cassettes

150 music cassettes of  mainly older country music by various artists (see below) have been offered to anyone interested. They are free and will be delivered to the Club or any address within the Glasgow area. Contact Thelma Will on 0141-956 2198, or,  thelma.will@btinternet.com .

Dave Allan Coe. Bobby Bare .Willie Nelson. George Jones. Janie Fricke. Joe Ely. Billie Jo Spears.
Tanya Tucker. Larry Willoughby. Emmy Lou Harris. Waylon Jennings.Larry Gatlin. Ed Bruce.
Razzy Bailey. Boxcar Willie. Guy Clark. Johnny Cash. Earl Thomas Conley. Oak Ridge Boys
Nitty Gritty Dirt Ban. Garry Morris. Jimmy C Newman. Patsy Cline. Merle Haggard. John Conlee
Freddy Fender. Eddy Rabbitt. Ricky Scaggs.
 Gun Club

Next meeting will be held on Monday 15th October at 7pm.  All welcome.

 

Facebook

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?

 

Website

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.

 

News Items

If anyone wishes to submit an article or news item for inclusion on this page, please e-mail it to f.downie@ntlworld.com 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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