Tag: Letham Village Hall

Lynne and the Letham Lullaboys take to the stage!!

Dear Letham Nights lovers,

Who knew?!  When we started up Letham Nights our aim was to provide a stage for local talent, but who knew this would happen….

Local residents of Letham and Monimail Parish, Lynne Harvie and Donald Dallas have been so inspired by Letham Nights that they have put together their own band along with friends Martin Kotlewski and John Arthur and will play their first gig as support to The Banana Sessions and Amy Rayner at Letham Nights #23 on Saturday 3rd March at Letham Village Hall.  Lynne has been a regular devotee of Letham Nights since its inception in 2008 missing only 2 of the previous 22 gigs.  But this time she decided to take things several steps further. Firstly, she wrote a song about Letham Nights – Letham Blues.  And as if that wasn’t enough, she began practising it secretly with local historian, teacher and guitarist, Donald Dallas.  Before they knew it, two other musician friends, Martin and John, came on board to form a 4-piece band – the Letham Lullaboys – and they approached the Letham Nights team about making their debut.

This was too good an opportunity to turn down! We set up Letham Nights to provide a stage for local talent and you can’t get much more local than Lynne and Donald!  We are delighted that Letham Nights has inspired them to make music.  We have had a sneak preview and people will not be disappointed!”

Lynne and the Letham Lullaboys will take to the Letham stage for their first live performance at Letham Nights #23 on 3rd March 2012 at 8pm. They will be followed by NE Fife singer songwriter Amy Rayner and then the magnificent The Banana Sessions.

Surely you are not going to miss this….?!!!

Use the details oppposite to book your ticket.

Michael 🙂

Funds for AGLIT Project

A huge thanks to all you Letham Nighters who thought it was worthwhile to take part in our Right Royale Raffle at the Bevvy Sisters gig on April 29th in aid of the AGLIT project in Malawi.  You will be pleased to know that not only did we raised £158 on the night.  Even better however, a further £600+ was raised the following morning at the Letham Village Hall coffee morning held by friends of Judith Fairley.  This brought the total raised for AGLIT to £766.51.  This will help to support the continued work of the project which Judith had championed before her untimely death.  A fitting memorial and well done to everyone concerned!

Letham Nights supports AGLIT Project

Recently in Letham we were saddened by the death of Letham resident Judith Fairley after a short illness.  Judith was an active and committed member of Letham Hall Committee.  She was also active in supporting her global community, raising funds in aid of ‘AGLIT’ – an Adolescent Girls Literacy programme in Malawi. This is a project which supports girls who have left or dropped out of school in rural Malawi, encouraging them to continue learning whilst growing vegetables and taking part in other activities to support their homes and generate income.  Judith was particularly engaged in funding a treadle pump for the project to supply water to a very dry part of Malawi.

We have decided to hold a raffle at Letham Nights on 29th with all proceeds going to AGLIT.  Prizes will include a Bevvy Sisters CD and one of the new Letham Nights T-shirts.  Please give generously to support this cause.

You can also support this cause by going to the fund-raising coffee morning in Letham Village Hall on Saturday 30th April from 10.00 ’til 12.00 the morning after the gig…  Please support this fund-raiser with your presence and/or with a donation.  Donations of raffle prizes and items for the baking stall can be handed in on the morning or given to Pat Laidlaw (01337 810279) or Kath Black (01337 810202)

A Right Royale Bevvy!!

Thank you to everyone who came to Letham Nights #16 with the wonderful Howie Fyffe Experience, the amazing Mick Pritchard and a stunning impromptu set from the ‘Half-Moonzies’ (there were only two of them!).  A review of the gig will be posted as soon as…

In the meantime though, we wanted to let you all know that our rescheduled Bevvy Sisters gig has been rescheduled again due to circumstances beyond everyone’s control.  Breaking with normal Letham Nights tradition, this is a Friday 29th APRIL!  As you know this is an extra public holiday.  One thinks there is something else happening that day but clearly the Bevvys playing Letham Nights is reason enough for a holiday and we intend to have a Right Royale time of it.

As you may know, the sweet sound of the Bevvy Sisters has been gracing the airwaves and live performances across the country for some time now and they have built up a quite formidable national reputation.  The last time they played Letham it was a complete sell-out and this time promises to be no different, so get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.

Join us for a Right Royale Bevvy – 29th April 2011 – Letham Village Hall, Letham, Fife 8pm – Midnight.

The heat is on at Letham Nights…

And boy do we need it!  Baby it’s cold outside, but the Bevvy Sisters will be on hand in a very short time to warm the cockles of your heart with their delicious vocal harmonies, together with a set from the silky jazz guitar of David McGregor.  And just in case you needed more persuasion to make the journey on a cold winter’s evening, we wanted to let you know that….

  1. The car park around the hall has been heavily salted and gritted and is now safe for parking and walking.
  2. The new black stage curtaining has been fitted, greatly enhancing the performance space.
  3. A beautiful new Letham Nights sign has been created and donated by local artist Claire Heminsley whose other work you can see at her website Incahoots.
  4. Claire has also designed a new Letham Nights T-shirt which will be on sale with all proceeds for hall funds.
  5. craftscotland will be there with their delightful pop up shop of gift items selected from local makers for all your last minute Christmas shopping needs.  Letham Hall Fund receive a commission on all purchases
  6. The Bevvy Sisters will have their own range of new Bevvy merchandise too…
  7. Finally, a new Kiva group ‘Letham Nights on Loan’ has been created to support small-scale entrepreneurs in Arts, Education and Entertainment mainly in developing countries to help them get their business of the ground.  Join here if you would like to contribute.

So… Get yourself down to Letham Village Hall, Fife for Letham Nights #15, Saturday 18th December, 8pm.

Letham Nights – the best small gigs in the world!

There are still a few tickets left so please contact us with your last minute requests – contact details on this page.

See you there,

Mike 🙂

Bevvy Bevvy Bevvy!!!

Are you ready for your Christmas Bevvy Shpecktackular at Letham Nights on Saturday 18th December?

Tickets £9/ £6 (concessions).  Kick off at 8pm.  Letham Village Hall, Letham, Fife

We are currently trying to set up online ticketing for this gig.  Priority for this will go to those who have already reserved a ticket by email.  In the meantime, please send us your reservation requests. Contact details on this page…

It is an exciting prospect to have the Bevvy Sisters back at Letham to delight us with their sublime, sultry, snazzy and superlative singing.  If you have not got a ticket yet well now is the time to let us know and get on the reserved list.  Last time it was a sell-out and there is no reason to suppose this is not going to happen again.  So get yer skates on!

David McGregor, jazz guitarist extraordinaire, will open for the Bevvy Sisters and treat us to a spell-binding set of his own tunes and jazz covers.

…And for your last minute Christmas shopping needs, craftscotland will be on hand again with their highly successful and popular pop up shop of gifts and artefacts by local makers.

The Clap and Tipple Bar will have its usual selection of rather classy but reasonably priced – and where possible organic, local or fair trade – fine wines, beers and soft drinks. Might even be a mince pie or two…. Scrumptious!

Black Oil Brothers -SOLD OUT!

Hi folks,
Apologies for yet another email. Just to let you know that the Black Oil Brothers gig on 22nd May at Letham Village Hall is now SOLD OUT. The boys’ reputation from last year has clearly had an impact!

If you hadn’t got round to booking a ticket and would like to be informed of any returns, please just let me know and I will get in touch if we have any cancellations.

If you want to try your luck on the door on the night, please be prepared to wait until those who have made reservations have taken their seats,

If you DO have your reservation…. SEE YOU THERE for another great Letham Night!!

all the best,

Mike : )

Come for a Spanky this Saturday

A final reminder that Saturday 17th October at 8pm in Letham Village Hall, Spanky’s Heroes will take to the stage to play us a rocking set of their melodic tunes.

Supporting them on the night will be Xander Duffy.  If you haven’t got a ticket yet then just reply to this email or failing that just pay at the door!

See you there,