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The opportunity to experience Alistair McDonald in concert encouraged folk-music fans to brave the elements on a cold, wet, blustery evening and make their way to Campbeltown Free Church for the long-awaited concert on Wednesday September 4.
For some, the evening’s songs brought back many happy memories, inspiring much foot-tapping, and many smiles, with Alistair remarking how good it was to see lips move along to the words of the very familiar songs and encouraging the audience to join in.
By request from a lifelong fan, and to the audience’s approval, Alistair sang Sam the Skull, with audience participation in the refrain, ‘I’m a cat, I’m a cat, I’m a Glasgow cat.’
As no Alistair McDonald concert would be complete without it, he also sang The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede, and once again members of the audience knew every word.
Commenting on the concert being held in a church, and with a smile and a nod to the fans in the front rows, Alistair remarked that from his experience, ‘church gatherings do not normally fill up from the front’.
He thanked the Free Church for the invitation to perform in a ‘place of worship’ and expressed in spoken word and song the faith he now has in Jesus Christ.
The evening was a delightful blend of folk, fun, faith and fellowship as Alistair rewarded his loyal fans with the songs they love so well, and mingled and chatted over tea and home-baked goods at the close of the concert.
The concert raised £360 for the Govan Church Community project.