Rextatic tribute after 40 years

Singing Kettle 2011 - 'Funny Farm' studio shoot''Picture by John Young © YoungMedia 2010
Singing Kettle 2011 - 'Funny Farm' studio shoot''Picture by John Young © YoungMedia 2010
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BORDERS kids are being invited to dress as their favourite farmyard animal when the Singing Kettle’s Funny Farm is herded into Kelso’s Tait Hall on Saturday, June 11.

A spokesperson for the family show said: “Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin serve up a bumper crop of top-notch singalong songs that you won’t want to miss – the brand new, all-action Little Red Tractor and Yummy Vegetables along with favourites There Was an Old Woman, Five Fat Sausages, and Down on the Funny Farm.

“Sally the Sheep, Lightning the Horse and Flora the Cow are some of the wackiest collection of farmyard friends you’ll ever meet.

“Join in on stage with the hilarious Sheep Dip Derby and what will happen when Bonzo the Dog meets up with the Claudine the Farmyard Cat?

“There’s fun for everyone, so bring granny too and don’t forget to dress up as your favourite farmyard animal.”

Tickets are priced at £10, family saver £38 and groups of 10 or more £8 for performances at noon and 3pm. Ticket can be bought from Brown’s Newsagents in Kelso or visit

TheSouthern has two sets of family saver tickets to giveaway, with each winner also picking up a Singing Kettle DVD and funpack. To enter, answer this question:

Name one of the animals who are part of the Funny Farm.

Send answer, name, address, and daytime telephone number by email to or by post to Singing Kettle Competition, The Southern Reporter, The Hermitage, High Street, Selkirk, TD7 4DA by Thursday, May 12. Usual Southern rules apply.