Bishopton: Dargavel Primary appreciates ABBA tribute act

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An ABBA tribute act proved to be a smash hit with children at a Bishopton school as they attended a special concert.

Pupils at Dargavel Primary were treated to a live performance of one of the UK’s leading tributes to the Swedish supergroup, courtesy of homebuilder Robertson Homes.

The members of Voyage played the midday warm-up gig at the school ahead of their next gig on Saturday, June 18, as part of Bishopton Day celebrations.

Robertson Homes is sponsoring the group’s appearance at the event, which will feature classic songs such as Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen.

Julie Henderson, sales manager at Robertson Homes, told The Gazette: “It was amazing to see the whole school coming together and really enjoying the live music.

Voyage entertained schoolchildren with a free concert

“I couldn’t believe how many kids knew the lyrics and sang and danced along.

“There was even a ‘best dancer’ award for the teachers, voted on by the kids.”

Gerry Carlton, Principal of Dargavel Primary School, added: “Thank you Robertson Homes for organizing this event for us.

“The concert was fantastic, the children had a great time and the members of Voyage were really lovely.”

Kerry Burley, who played Anni-Frid at the event, said: “It was a fantastic day and the kids loved it.

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“What amazed me was that a lot of the kids – especially the sixth and seventh graders – knew the lyrics to the songs, because there’s a tendency to think that ABBA is best known to older people.

“We’re really looking forward to performing at Bishopton Day, as these types of festivals always have a great atmosphere and ABBA’s music is accessible to everyone.”

After the concert, Voyage made the short trip to Robertson’s Dargavel Village development and was treated to a private tour of the show home by sales consultant Linda Cockburn.

Robertson is building a range of 129 three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom homes in Dargavel Village and has recently put 21 two-bedroom luxury apartments up for sale.

Julie said: “There is a great new community being created in this part of Bishopton and we look forward to sponsoring Voyage for their appearance on the main stage at Bishopton Day.

“If this school concert is anything to go by, everyone is going to have a fantastic time.”

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