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Scotland Sacred Harp Singing

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Scotland All-Day singing was held at Southside Community Centre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. This was the first time the all-day singing had been held in Edinburgh. Tom Gordon called the class to order leading 479, and offered words of welcome and an opening reflection.

Leaders: Harry Campbell 39t; Viv Imrie-O’Duffy 40; Susannah Gill 171; Karen Turner 143; Joan Gordon 178; Ruth Holman 350; Derek Buckland 52t; Calum Parker 270; Sula O’Duffy 99; Margaret Bradshaw 105; Susanne Rolli 84; Benny Ross 85; Chris Brown 332; Calum Woods 203; Franziska Opp 106; Inga Huebner 448t; Eimear Maguire 504; Lin James 145b; Judy Whiting 441 (for Sonny Erwin and Curtis Owen).


Margaret Bradshaw brought the class back to order leading 87. Leaders: Jan Geerts 150; Sandy Semeonoff 119; Geoff Grainger 452; Saara Pakarinen 299; Ted Brown 74b; Mark Wardlaw 391; Brenda Dunlap 340; Helen Brown 61; Mary Helen Dupree 142; Tom Gordon 565; Calum Parker 313b; Eimear Maguire 335; Karen Turner 122; Calum Woods 189; Sula O’Duffy 274t; Lin James 274b. The Selkirk Grace was offered by Joan Gordon before the meal.


Susanne Rolli brought the class back to order leading 70b. Leaders: Harry Campbell 74t; Viv Imrie-O’Duffy 148; Judy Whiting 492; Susannah Gill 542; Sandy Semeonoff 503.

Derek Buckland conducted the sick and housebound lesson and led 50b for the following people: Wilfried Huels, Ken Bell, Sonny Erwin, John Hopkinson, Louis Hughes, Curtis Owen, Olivia Powell, Kevin Powell, Charlene Wallace, Dave Richardson, Melanie Hauff, Cath Tyler, Bernard Sinclair, Tony Benson, Rose Ollerhead, and Mrs. McKenna.

Inga Huebner conducted the memorial lesson and led 339 in memory of the following deceased: Kevin Parker—Kirkcaldy; Ben Thompson and Edith Murray—Paisley; Jock Allison—Edinburgh; Bob Patten—Morchard Bishop; Susan Carr—Leeds; John Hayto—Leicester; Rev Michael Pain—Dorchester; Betty Todd—Nantwich; Jurgen Bohlen—Bremen; Carolyn Williams—Keighley; Carole Chapman and Mildred Patterson—Georgia; Karl Walbrecht—Virginia; Marlene Spector Levine and Richard Levine—New Jersey; Doug Webb—Texas; Barbara Willard and Rodney Willard—Arizona; Eugene Forbes and Barbara Isbell—Alabama; Paul Wilson—Minnesota; James B Walker—Ohio.

Leaders: Helen Brown 475; Chris Brown 430; Benny Ross 325; Ruth Holman 63; Saara Pakarinen 354b; Mark Wardlaw 312t.


Jan Geerts brought the class back to order leading 384. Leaders: Mary Helen Dupree 523; Geoff Grainger 156; Brenda Dunlap 534; Ted Brown 418; Judy Whiting 208; Inga Huebner 302; Calum Woods 434; Eimear Maguire 268; Derek Buckland 52b; Helen Brown 30b; Benny Ross 556; Karen Turner 155 (for Cath Ingham); Saara Pakarinen 222; Judy Whiting and Irene Orr 38t (for everyone in adversity)]; Lin James 545; Mark Wardlaw 406.


Karen Turner brought the class back to order leading 445. Leaders: Calum Parker 112; Chris Brown 569b; Margaret Bradshaw 300; Franziska Opp 481; Geoff Grainger 68b; Ted Brown 225t; Joan Gordon 47b; Brenda Dunlap 419; Susanne Rolli 551; Harry Campbell 209; Mary Helen Dupree 497; Zemirah Moffat 146; Susannah Gill 48t; Jan Geerts 38b; Sandy Semeonoff and Ruth Holman 496.

Jan Geerts made closing announcements, and thanked all those involved in organizing the day. Sandy Semeonoff gave a blessing invocation. Jan Geerts led 72b as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Tom Gordon; Secretary—Ruth Holman