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Scotland Singing

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow, Scotland

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Scotland All-Day Singing was held at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Jan Geerts called the class to order leading 52t.

Leaders: Sandy Semeonoff 31t; Tom Gordon 569b; Sula O’Duffy 87; Karen Turner 47t; Shereen Benjamin 107; Harry Campbell 178; Gordon Kennedy 503; Joel Wallenberg 74b; Viv O’Duffy 354b; Claire Welford 49t; Mark Wardlaw 462; Cath Saunt 299; Tom Greig 30t; Benny Ross 36t; Colleen Jones 455; Judy Whiting 472; Helen Brown 492.


Margaret Bradshaw brought the class back to order leading 105. Leaders: Alan Williams 84; Werner Ullah 37b; Hannah Land 352; Lin James 68b; Cath Ingham 155; Ewan Paterson 122.

Sula O’Duffy conducted the sick and housebound lesson, leading 86 for the following people: Ian West, Johnny Lee, Delorese Lee, Norma Green, Gloria Fagg, Allan Jones, Tony Benson, Lynn Carr, Jim Heaton, Sister Pippa, Cath Tyler, and Dot Green.

Harry Campbell conducted the memorial lesson, leading 163b in memory of the following people: Mary Kennedy and Helen Lyons—Ireland; Ruth Steggles, Irene Smith, Gillian Woodward, Ian Whiting, Michael Spittal, Dave Smith, Wendy Ross—England; Canon James Murphy, Helen Steven, Bob Holman, Zam Walker, Danus Skene, Louise Duncan, Sylvia Smail, Eileen Wilson, Lorna Ross, Melen Steven, Sam Deakin, Robena Brock Christine Chaplin, Bernard Gwilt, and Mike Smith—Scotland; Eileen McDougall—France; Charlie Derleth, Tom Robinson, Earlis McGraw, Oliver Kindig-Stokes, S. T. Reed, and Jimmy Bailey—USA.

Leaders: Chris Brown 475; Susan Lanfear 334; Matthew Parkinson 144; Jo Ellis 192.


Sula O’Duffy brought the class back to order leading 99. Leaders: Karen Turner 117; Ted Brown 445; Leilai Immel 121; Christopher Lyons 344; Lorna Murphy and Katie Ahern 159; Sandy Semeonoff 375; Helen Brown 309; Ewan Paterson 319; Cath Saunt 125; Benny Ross 391; Tom Greig 29t; Werner Ullah 312b; Mark Wardlaw 414; Gordon Kennedy 547; Colleen Jones 290; Shereen Benjamin 268; Chris Brown 447. Ewan Paterson offered the Selkirk Grace to introduce the lunch break.


Tom Gordon brought the class back to order leading 496. Leaders: Harry Campbell 189; Cath Ingham 282; Joel Wallenberg and Anne Altringham 486; Alan Williams 183; Claire Welford 212; Matthew Parkinson 434; Katie Ahern 426b; Hannah Land 454; Lin James and Elin Munro 314; Jo Ellis 315; Judy Whiting 208; Leilai Immel 61; Susan Lanfear 40; Christopher Lyons 442; Ted Brown 113.


Margaret Bradshaw brought the class back to order leading 421. Leaders: Jan Geerts 143; Karen Turner 566; Mark Wardlaw, Claire Welford, Jo Ellis, Joel Wallenberg, and Lin James 365; Helen Brown 349; Chris Brown 277; Ewan Paterson 313b; Cath Saunt 350; Benny Ross 294; Werner Ullah 278t; Colleen Jones 171; Tom Greig 542; Sandy Semeonoff 448t.

Jan Geerts led 62 as the closing song. Tom Gordon offered closing thoughts, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jan Geerts; Secretary—Margaret Bradshaw