By Bernie Bell
The Royal music nights started about 7 years ago, with a nucleus of local supporters, who welcomed all and sundry to come along and have a go. This means anyone who would like to sing, play an instrument or recite poetry – any kind of performance – within the bounds of decency and legality!
How the evening goes varies a lot depending on who comes along and what they do – that’s part of the charm of it. We can have anything from Blues to old Irish or Scots songs, with a bit of R.E.M. sometimes for good measure! Though –I suppose its all folk music, when it comes down to it – music from and of the folk.
We get visitors calling by and joining in – the last Friday music night included folk singing from Germany, Scotland, Italy, and …England! A true European Union!
OK, I won’t get political! But I will tell you when the next Royal music nights are going to be, and you can put them in your diary, on your calendar, get a tattoo – whatever acts as a reminder.
Doors open at 8.30pm – hoping to start – when folk are ready to!
Music nights at the Royal, Stromness in the upstairs bar on:
- Friday 14th July
- Friday 11th August
- Friday 8th September.