Lockdown proves no obstacle for Rolling Hills

On Friday April 3, the Rolling Hills Folk Club hosted a live on-line session with 33 people participating either as performers or audience.

Thursday, 9th April 2020, 10:18 am
The Rolling Hills Folk Club managed to bring all their members together using technology.

A video-conferencing application allowed regulars of the Darnick-based club from all over the Borders and beyond to see and hear each other on one screen in their own homes.

The club’s Ros Anderson said: “Several friends of the club joined from Edgehead, Annan, Chester, Leeds and Harrogate and we were especially pleased that some previous guest artists joined us across the miles, from the west coast of Finland, from Glossop in Derbyshire and from London.

“This resulted in a truly eclectic mix of songs and music from solo performers and family duos as well as a solo recitation and even a joke!

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“Thanks to the expertise of Jenny Anderson, who rapidly mastered the necessary technology, participants were invited to join via a linked password.”

The plan is to continue the virtual club on the first Friday of each month during the lockdown situation.

Anyone who would like to take part can check the Rolling Hills Folk Club facebook page for details of the next event on Friday, May 1.