Live Music Now Scotland (LMNS) held their Summer Music Event in the Gardens on Sunday 2nd July 2023, in the early afternoon, this year on a jazz theme. The Maxwell Lightbody Smith Jazz Trio, young musicians playing double bass, keyboards and vocals, were absolutely excellent, focussing on the great American songbook, mostly Ella Fitzgerald's best known numbers. The young lady who provided vocals could have been Ella herself, so excellent was her voice.
LMNS is a charity, originated by the wonderful violinist, the late Yehudi Menuhin (himself a renowned supporter of Edinburgh's Festival) was designed to give young musicians the experience of performing in front of live audiences. Above, as you can see, Drumsheugh Gardens residents brought friends and family, their own picnics, refreshments, rugs and chairs to enjoy a hughly entertaining afternoon, mainly in very sunny, if not a little breezy, conditions.
For further information on the activities of LMNS (including more about the Trio) go to: www.livemusicnow.scot
Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2022-2023 (with recommended budget for 2023):
The AGM for 2022-2023 was held on Monday 6th February 2023, at 7:00 in The Bonham Hotel, brought forward to an earlier month than normal due to the impending resignations of four Member and replacements to be ratified at the Meeting. Significant issues agreed are as follows:
Accounts to end-2022 show the DGUC finances in very good shape, showing a comfortable surplus.
Fee collections had been handled well by Factors (Charles White Ltd)
Members will continue to encourage residents' participation (under the Gardening Group's guidance) in garden maintenance and improvement sessions. The DGUC would seek a review of the design input from Secret Gardens Design to anticipate any small-scale improvements that might be adopted to enhance the quality of plants and shrubs...and general environment
NB: A full set of the Minutes of the 2022-2023 AGM (summarised above) can be made available to valid Owners only, through the Contact page on this website.