Tonight’s Highlights at The Conservative Club
Tonight’s event was in aid of the Dorset Children’s Foundation and was hosted by the Conservative Club in Christchurch, who generously welcomed guests with mulled wine and warm mince pies.
Entertainment was provided by the very lively band, Celtic Confusion. They played a mix of reels, jigs and polkas and soon had the feet of the entire audience tapping.
Fellow Rotarian, Janice Straughan, was the sponsor for the evening, and very kindly donated a cheque for £500 to the charity at the end of the evening event.
Tonight’s charity – all funds raised go to:
Dorset Children’s Foundation
The Dorset Children’s Foundation is an independent local charity dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children living within our community. We provide mobility equipment, therapies and medical expenses not provided by The NHS. 100% of all donations go to a disabled child, with nothing taken out for admin or wages.
The entertainment was provided by:
5th December’s surprise performers:
Gill and John formed Celtic Confusion in 2006.
Gill has been playing violin since she was 12, having previously been taught piano by her mother who was a professional pianist. She was leader of her first orchestra by the age of 15 and was in the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra whilst at college. One of their guest conductors was Simon Rattle when he was only 23.
It was Riverdance and The Corrs who started her interest in Celtic music and she was fascinated to hear instruments she had never accompanied before such as uilleann pipes, tin whistles, bodhrans and accordions. She says “it was like discovering music all over again”.
Thanks to the venue:
Thanks to the local sponsor:
Private sponsor – thank you!