Our annual residential weekend took place at the Well Rd Centre in Moffat.
27 of us had a great weekend of singing, socialising, eating, origami, waltzing, Oscars, chocolate spoons and more‘¦ It might have been slightly chilly, but we soon warmed up thanks to the lovely food on offer.
Eileen P. led us in some singing on Friday evening and on Saturday morning the Song Leaders put us through our places, we soon warmed the gym up. Penny taught us The Article 6 Waltz and there were some smart moves in the dancing. Although one member was heard to say that it was difficult to harmonise and waltz at the same time. Shereen fairly woke us up with Big Sky, for many their first experience of Shape Note Singing. This proved to be quite a challenge, but as ever we all rose to the occasion and our voices rose as well as we were encouraged to shout our parts. Poor Jane then had the unenviable task of leading us in a very poignant song about refugees, When Death Was Behind Me.
One of the highlights, as ever, is the ‘œSaturday Pairty‘, very ably compered by John and the glamorous Maggie who did a sterling job with awarding the chocolate spoon Moffat Oscars. At the end of the evening we were all commenting on the huge and varied talent pool that is Protest in Harmony.
Thanks to Kathy and her able accomplices of Liz B, Hilary, Hilery and Liz E who made the weekend run seamlessly. If you missed it, make sure you are free for next year.