2019 – Jean Armour Trust in Mauchline
On Saturday, May 24th I had the pleasure of representing Greenock Burns Club (The Mother Club) at the official opening of the new seating area for the residents of the Jean Armour Homes Trust in Mauchline.
As part of the event I accompanied, on the piano, Greenock soprano Sophie Bysooth, who sang four of the bard’s most beautiful songs – Leezie Lindsay, By Yon Castle Wa’, My Heart is Sair and Ae Fond Kiss.
The invited audience of around fifty members of various Burns clubs, thoroughly enjoyed the event which included the usual speeches and also an excellent BBQ … even the weather held out until the event was over.
Pictured left to right, – picture 1, Alan Beck (President of Greenock Burns Club), Bobby Shaw (Vice-President of Bridgeton Burns Club) and Iain T Gordon (President of Bridgeton Burns Club and Secretary of The Jean Armour Homes Trust).
Picture 2, Sophie Bysooth (Soprano) Alan Beck (Piano).
Alan D Beck, President