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Our 40th Anniversary Play Day was held at Ruishton on Sunday 2nd July.

Around our “Ruby” theme we enjoyed workshops led by Paul McCann and Doug Watt, followed by a “Shared Tune Session” with four groups learning tunes with a Ruby or Red link - however tenuous!

 The Bring and Share lunch was as delicious and varied as ever. The Centrepiece was a truly magnificent and delicious cake, which was so realistic that many thought it really was an Anglo Concertina sitting on the table!

This gave everyone chance to catch up with concertina playing friends and a time to reminisce with the display of photos from the last forty years. (These will also be on display at Sidmouth and Quantock Lodge).

Our guest, Dave Townsend, led a band session in the afternoon using his new book. Some rousing tunes, in parts so everyone could join in. 

The Showcase consisted of the four shared tunes, nine party pieces and some tunes from Dave Townsend.

We rounded off as usual with the “Ruby Anthem” and “Meadow in May”.

Thank you to everyone who made the day such a special occasion!