Goatacre Manor Care Centre

This afternoon we made our very first visit to this care home in the village of Goatacre, Wiltshire.

Our performance took place in the residents lounge and there was a good number of residents and carers in the audience. We entertained with a musical programme of one hour duration, and at the end we were invited to stay for refreshments.

The organiser Tamara was very impressed by our music and is looking to rebook us for later in the year. Our programme today was:-

  1. All My Loving
  2. I’m Into Something Good
  3. Sugar And Spice
  4. Sweet Caroline
  5. Bye-Bye Love
  6. Amarillo
  7. Hello Mary Lou
  8. California Dreaming
  9. Something
  10. Always On My Mind
  11. Island Of Dreams [65]
  12. Saturday Night At The Movies
  13. Love Me Tender
  14. Do You Want To Dance
  15. Daydream Believer
  16. Tequila Sunrise
  17. There’s A Kind Of Hush
  18. So Happy Together
  19. Hey Jude
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William Lodge, Malmesbury

This morning we opened our 2018 season by entertaining some of the residents who live in the retirement apartments of William Lodge.

This was our first appearance at this Churchill development close to the town centre of Malmesbury and alongside the River Avon. The lodge comprises 26 flats of which only seven have been sold. This meant that we had a very small audience for the performance – but they thoroughly enjoyed it and joined in many of the songs. We sold two of our latest CD release and received a donation to our charity.

Our group were also down on numbers: Phil Dyke was away working; John Johnston has only recently returned home from hospital; and Dave Sperritt is recovering from a very nasty fall.

The programme for today’s performance was:-

  1. All My Loving
  2. I’m Into Something Good
  3. Sugar And Spice
  4. Sweet Caroline
  5. Bye-Bye Love
  6. Amarillo
  7. Hello Mary Lou
  8. California Dreaming
  9. Something
  10. Always On My Mind
  11. Island Of Dreams
  12. Saturday Night At The Movies
  13. Love Me Tender
  14. Daydream Believer
  15. There’s A Kind Of Hush
  16. Hey Jude

Sad Announcement

We are saddened to learn of the death of one of the residents at the Derryk Evans House in Liden, Swindon.

Pauline (103) was the oldest resident at this home, and was an active member of the audience during our performances – willing to get up and dance along to the music. She died last week but had clearly enjoyed life to the full.

First Booking for 2019

We are proud to announce the group’s first booking for 2019.

A seniors club based in the Village Hall at Hawkesbury Upton have booked End Of The Track for their New Year’s Party on Tuesday 8th January 2019. This booking is a result of our performances at nearby Shipton Moynes.

2018 Season Begins

Our 2018 season opens with a performance at the William Lodge residential apartments in Gloucester Road, Malmesbury on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

This is a new venue for the group and so it will allow us to select a musical programme from our complete repertoire. Rehearsals for this opening concert start on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Our fans may wish to be aware that our tenor singer John Johnston is currently in the Royal United Hospital, Bath awaiting an operation to remove a gall stone. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to perform at this next concert.