No bother boyo as choir prove a Galashiels hit

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It doesn’t matter if they are playing in front of 80,000 in the Millennium Stadium or crammed into a tiny Borders cricket clubrooms.

All the famous Treorchy Male Choir want to do is one thing – sing.

The 67-year-old ensemble from the Rhondda Valley completed a hugely successful tour last Sunday at Gala Cricket Club after helping to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust (RBMT).

Last Thursday saw the 60-strong group sing at a sportsman’s dinner in aid of the Trust, with an auction of two Scotland rugby jerseys worn and signed by Jedburgh’s Greig Laidlaw raising £1,700. Speakers included Jim Leishman and Finlay Calder.

After a trip to Murrayfield to perform, the choir played to a capacity audience of 530 in the Volunteer Hall on Saturday, with support from Langlee Community Choir, for another RBMT fundraiser.

And after performing in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Sunday afternoon they returned to Galashiels for a farewell reception and sing-song at the Cricket Club.

An RBMT spokesman said: “It has been a great weekend and we are thankful to the choir for entertaining us and helping to raise so much money.”

A video of the choir performing at Gala Cricket Club is available now at www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk