Library closes, but there’s whisky galore!

Cove Library is closing from tomorrow for three weeks, but the rest of Cove Burgh Hall will be open as usual, with events including a staging of Whisky Galore and preparations for the Commonwealth Ceilidh.

The library will be closed until May 26 because of scheduled refurbishment work, party funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme.

But in the meantime the hall will host a performance by the renowned Mull Theatre company on May 12.

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 Whisky Month, this acclaimed production sees riotous comedy as four hapless but frightfully nice actors in evening dress gather in a 1940s BBC drama studio, where they use their skills, wit, ingenuity and 100 unlikely sound effects and props to recreate the hilarious story of the valiant people of the Island of Todday.

It’s World War Two and due to rationing, there is not a drop of whisky to be had. Then the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground and the crew has to abandon the cargo – 50,000 cases of the best quality export whisky.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the performance begins at 8pm.

Tickets are £10 from outlets or pre-booked by phone or the (50% refund for under 12s) and £12 at the door on the night. There will be a licensed bar and raffle.

There will also be two evenings of ceilidh classes on May 14 and 21, from 7.30-9.30pm both evenings.

These are being run in advance of the Commonwealth Ceilidh in the Burgh Hall on Saturday June 21.

Beginners and inexperienced dancers of all ages are welcome, at a cost of £5 for adults and £2 for under-12s.