CLAN FARQUHARSON 2020 VIRTUAL GATHERING
CLAN BANQUET & CONCERT
SATURDAY 15th AUGUST (8pm - 11pm BST)
This year our Clan Dinner was due to be hosted at the Ballater Golf Club, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be attempting to create an international banquet experience online. Wishing to include as many members from our affiliated Clan Farquharson societies as possible and conscious of the various time-zones, we have a bold yet fun solution to propose.
The Banquet will be conducted online using a platform which creates multiple "tables" of 6. All participants are asked to dress formally (Black Tie Kilt or Jacket & Tie for the Gentlemen and Evening Gown or Cocktail Dress for the Ladies) and to have 3 dishes prepared (Starter, Main Course & Dessert) as well as any accompanying drinks. While it will be dinner time for attendees in the UK, we expect it will be lunch time in North and South America, late lunch or tea time in Jamaica and breakfast time Sunday in Australia and New Zealand. Admittedly, it may be a bit unusual for our friends in Oceania to dress formally for Sunday breakfast, but we hope this may add to the fun of the occasion! Between courses, guests will be moved to a new online table to mix with other participants and we will also include speeches, film, a raffle and a concert.
This evening's musical entertainment is being specially provided by three highly talented artists:
Paul is a multi-award winning fiddler, composer and tutor from Tarland in Aberdeenshire. He has played regularly for the Clan and even for the 60th birthday celebrations of HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. He also composed a piece called "Captain Alwyne Farquharson" to mark th Chief's 100th in 2019.
Shona, a highly accomplished singer and fiddler, is married to Paul Anderson, whom she accompanies regularly in concert. Shona was awarded 2009 Scots Singer of the Year and, in 2015, was hailed Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions.
Heather, is a harper, singer and pianist based in Dunblane. Former harper for Scotland's former First Minister, Heather has performed regularly at Bute House, Edinburgh Castle and at many Scottish government events. Heather also tutors and lectures at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and her music and teaching is sought after worldwide.
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Accessible exclusively to Members and Friends of Clan Farquharson UK and our affiliated overseas societies as well as to an invited guest list of partners who have provided their support to this Virtual Gathering, we will be asking a nominal attendance fee to cover some administrative costs. 50% of proceeds and 100% of any voluntary donations will go to Raising the Standard, the fundraising appeal for the restoration of Braemar Castle. All attendees will automatically be entered into the Banquet Raffle.
All attendees should be at least 18 years of age. Please consume alcohol responsibly and ensure that all participants in your household are of a legal age to drink alcohol in their country of residence.
Max 2 people per Device (Computer / Tablet / Smartphone)
50% goes directly to Braemar Castle's Fundraiser
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The name of every Banquet Attendee will automatically be added to the list of potential winners in the free raffle that will be drawn during the Clan Banquet. Prizes include:
3 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
IN A FOG POD
BRAEMAR CARAVAN PARK
FOR 10 PEOPLE
BRAEMAR COMMUNITY LTD.
5 YEAR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO
CLAN FARQUHARSON UK
CLAN FARQUHARSON UK COMMITTEE
A ROUND OF GOLF
FOR 4 PEOPLE
BALLATER GOLF CLUB
PAUL ANDERSON & SHONA DONALDSON
MEET & GREET
Move through to the Virtual Lounge or Beer Garden to catch up with other Members and Guests.
Reserve your spot to entertain guests with song, music, poetry, storytelling, stand-up, magic or dance.
Enter your Team or Household here to take part in this Quiz against the clock.
BID TO BE SELECTED FOR THE CHIEF'S VIRTUAL COLOUR PARTY
Bidding opens Monday 10th AUGUST 2020 and closes Sunday 23rd August 5pm BST
Register your Name, create an Alias and submit a full length photo in Highland Dress along with your Donation pledge. The photos of the top 9 donors will be "Photoshopped" together as the Chief's 2020 Virtual Colour Party, the top donor receiving the honour to carry the Chief's Colours. All selected will receive a digital copy of the final image. Open exclusively to active Members of our affiliated Clan Farquharson societies.
All proceeds will go towards "Raising the Standard," the fundraising appeal for the restoration of Braemar Castle.