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The Rock-itt : December 2010
At the end of a sad month of losses, our show began with a special tribute after the band members took their places. MC, Geoff Williams spoke of those who had passed away and led a minute’s silence. Included in this tribute were Colin Bale (Marcia Allman’s father), John Cooley (Carol’s husband), Barbara Tomkins (Alan’s wife) and Smokey Dawson’s widow, Dot. The short session concluded with Geoff and the band singing the section of his Smokey Dawson song that mentioned the wonderful Dottie. Ridgie Didge, led for the last time by Brian Ridge on keyboard, then presented a set of great country songs. George Siedlecki on bass guitar sang “Gypsy Woman”, and “Sweet Dreams Baby”. Peter Elliot on rhythm guitar did “Kiss An Angel Good Morning”, and ‘Oh Lonesome Me” before Alan Ford concluded the set with “Crazy Arms”, “The Auctioneer” and “Under the Double Eagle” (the instrumental). Al played lead guitar with John Fitz on drums. Another fine start to the day. Rosalie was on the ball as usual with a very popular lesson for the dancers who responded by filling the floor quickly and getting plenty of practice all through the show. The first dance up was “Hey Hoalina” to Gypsy Woman followed by “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” “My New Life” “Ghost Train” & “Irish Stew” all done to numbers by the band. Rosalie & Ross were accompanied by their beautiful grandchildren Emalie & Darcy who hadn’t been to Belrose for quite some time. During the linedancing bracket Emalie requested three of her favorite dances (Bootscooting Boogie, Crazy Postman & Cunnamulla Strut) looks like she is taking after Nan. Terry & Bob Grey’s delightful grandchildren were also present and very keen to be on the dance floor. There was plenty of dancing to be had during the concert. Some favorites were “Wait A Minute” “Stroll Along Cha Cha” ”Come On Over” & “One good Reason”. Those two young and accomplished performers, The Harrisons, always provide a very professional presentation and it is no wonder they are getting lots of gigs in the country music scene. They are a very attractive act with the beautiful Kaylee singing her special selection Belrose Country Music C lub on each month at Belrose Bowling Club, 146 Forest Way, Belrose NSW 2085