Irish twang to Clef Club’s March meeting

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THE March meeting of the Clef Club opened with the lively first movement of O. Rieding’s Concertino in G op 24 played by Tracey Warnock on the violin, accompanied at the piano by Sue Wilson.

Next Hazel Devlin sang four recipes by Leonard Bernstein – Plum Pudding, Oxtails, Turkish Chicken, and Rabbits at Top Speed – with Miriam Scarlett playing the very demanding accompaniments.

This was Hazel’s swan-song as a soloist, so she finished with an encore Someone is Sending me Flowers.

Heidi Goodship (flute), Jim Reid (violin), Robert Fraser (viola) and Sally Caunt (cello) played Mozart’s delightful Flute Quartet No 1 in D K285.

After the interval Molly Pringle and Margaret Lang played Four German Dances for piano duet, arranged by Heinz Walter from works by Mozart.

As it was St Patrick’s Day, George Richmond gave unaccompanied renderings of Cockles and Mussels, The Meeting of the Waters, The Garden where the Praities Grow, The Star of the County Down, and Sally Gardens.

To end the meeting, Sue Wilson played When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Carrickfergus, Drowsie Maggie, and the Londonderry Air on the piano.

The club welcomes anyone who wishes to perform in friendly company. Information from the secretary on 01896 752375, or visit www.onlineborders.org.uk/community/galaclefclub.