Friday, July 27, 2012

Community Celidh Success Story

Every Thursday night at the Royal British Legion Nairn  - Mid June to Mid-September

The Nairn Ceilidh Group had another packed house for their regular Thursday night performance at the British Legion Highland Hall this week.

The Group played host to the Chernobyl Children’s lifeline (Nairn link) and there was also a large party of visitors from Holland to boost the numbers.

“We had to put up the house full sign just a few minutes after the performance began. Although five of our seven ceilidhs this year have virtually played to full houses it was the first time the hall has been full five five minutes after ‘curtain up’ so to speak, “ said CG Chairman Donald Wilson.

“We have played host to the Chernobyl children for several years and it’s always a great pleasure to see them there with their carers who do an incredible job bringing these youngsters into their homes. There are many heart warming stories to be told and I spoke to one young lady, Olga who first came to Nairn several years ago and she returned again as an adult helper and has just graduated in Mathematics at university.

“You learn so much about how these children benefit from their stay in Scotland and our organisation is just one of many in the Highland community that helps the lifeline make their stay here a happy and rewarding experience.”

Donald added: “We also have links with a Dutch travel company who have now sent three groups to our ceilidhs. We are getting more local volunteers coming on board to help and VisitNairn has been fantastic promoting our ceilidhs in local hotels and guests houses. The whole show is becoming very much a community success story and we hope visitors and locals will continue to support us.”

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