With an audience in the region of 200 the church, whilst not full to capacity was more than enough to create a really good atmosphere.
Music was provided by the Ashbourne Town Band, under their conductor, Russell Bevan, a young man who really made the evening buzz. One of the presenters fro Ashbourne Radio, Steve Jenner was the compere for the evening.
The music took a tour around Britian with Men of Harlech, Mull of Kintyre, accompamnied by a lady called Liz on the bagpipes(sorry Liz but I can't recall your surname), Londonderry Air and British Grenadiers setting the scene. We were marvellously entertained to several solos, from Cathy Oldfield, who I believe is a local celebrity.
After a refreshment break the music stepped up into the realms of Pomp and Circumstance No 1, Dam Busters March and Jerusalem, all with accompanying flag waving and hearty singing by the audience.
|Conductor - Russell Bevan|
|President Chris amid a sea of read white and blue|
Pres. Chris, with Notty and the Mayor and Mayoress
The piper - LizAt the (almost) conclusion to the evening, the President of Asbourne Rotary Club, presented cheques to three First Responder Units from the Ashbourne area and thanked the various people that had arranged the event and made itr happen.