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06 September 2011
Western themed music and film nights, Friday and Saturday

A western themed music and film night courtesy of the recently formed Orkney Moving Image Society will take place in Stromness and St Margarets Hope on Friday and Saturday.

The night will comprise of a multi-award winning documentary supported by home grown musical talent.

Roll Out, Cowboy has screened to great acclaim all over the USA, winning awards in Atlanta, Seattle and Arizona, and is now on its Scottish tour. The grand finale will see this gem of a film supported by Orkney’s resident wranglers, Duncan McLean and the Driftwood Cowboys.
 
‘Roll Out, Cowboy's’ Chris ‘Sandman’ Sand is the face of the dying American West. Except for one thing: he raps. The Rappin' Cowboy grew up rhyming to the pulse of irrigation pumps. The result - a Woody Guthrie protégé who looks like a cowboy but writes songs like LL Cool J.
 
Last seen supporting the Saw Doctors during Tall Ships weekend, Duncan McLean and the Driftwood Cowboys are a new combo made up of veteran local musicians.  Their songs too blend the old and new, with tales of highland heartache and island insanity set to classic country picking: neo-traditional cow-folk, you might say.
 
To complete the night there will be a special preview trailer of Matt Hulse’s much anticipated Dummy Jim’.

The event will run for two nights, in Stromness and St Margaret’s Hope:
Stetsons and spurs optional (but preferred).
 
Friday 9th September, The Town Hall, Stromness
Saturday 10th September, The Cromarty Hall, St. Margaret’s Hope
 
Doors open 7:30 pm, first set 7:45 pm
Tickets £7:00 - available from Stromness Books and Prints, Wool and Wine – Kirkwall and G Robertsons & Sons, St. Margaret’s Hope.
 
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