LAST week, Kelty Musical Association were invited by the Scottish Women’s Institute to perform in Crook of Devon showcasing a wide selection of songs from musicals old and new.
The evening opened with Graeme Shield singing an Elton John song, followed by “Losing My Mind” from Sondheim’s Follies.
Graeme is Sir Bedevere in his first Kelty show Spamalot which takes the stage next month, but has been involved in countless other productions.
He was followed by Kat Bowman, another Kelty newbie, who is playing Dennis’ Mother. Kat often sings with Paul Gudgin’s Big Band and thrilled the hall with renditions of “Purple Rain” and “Out Here On My Own”.
Next up was Lochgelly’s Sean Mitchell, who plays Patsy, King Arthur’s faithful serf in Spamalot. However, on the night he played the guitar instead of coconuts as he delivered some Paul Simon classics!
Sean was followed by Amii Stewart and Claire Johnston. Amii has regularly appeared in the Lochgelly panto and made her Kelty debut last year.
Claire played the lead in Kelty’s 42nd Street and has returned to the company after several years. The two girls stunned the crowd with “On My Own” from Les Miserables, followed by a duet from Wicked, closing their section with “In The Arms Of The Angels”.
Finally, Kelty stalwart, Lindsay Black, regaled the ladies with a few daft stories before singing “If I Loved You” from Carousel and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls.
At the end of the evening, Kelty President Kevin Keir thanked the ladies for their invitation and the entire hall sang “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” from Spamalot, before enjoying some delicious refreshments.
The SWI ladies then presented the company with a very generous donation which will be used to sponsor a microphone for Spamalot which takes the stage at Dunfermline's Carnegie Hall on Wednesday May 3.