Well that was how it was billed and it could very well have been so for those who attended on Sunday, 2nd December had a wonderful Steak Pie, chips and peas Lunch surrounded by two and a half hours of entertainment. I do mean entertainment for the Tribute act, ‘Kirk Kreole’ made it so with humour, particularly with the Ladies including Mrs Ann Broadbent who can vouch for that, just the look on her face had Chris Oldﬁeld and I in laughter.
He was supported by the ‘real Elvis’, as can be seen in the photograph having lost quite a few inches in height but not in girth, yes he does look remarkably like the organiser of the event, W.Bro. Rod Dyer. This was the second )me that Kirk has performed at Mirﬁeld in 2018, together the events have raised one thousand one hundred pounds for the WYMBFF 2023, well done Rod. A great deal of information was forthcoming about Elvis, his life and )mes, through a Quiz that Rod had put together prior to the ﬁrst spot. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi in January 1935 he became the King of Rock and roll and reigned supreme for many years with numbers such as, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound dog, Jailhouse Rock and Love me Tender, all of which were in Kirk’s repertoire together with many others.
We talk a lot about having functions to enjoy ourselves whilst raising Funds for the Festival, this was a perfect example of how to do it!!. I was never an Elvis fan but he was brought to life before us and very enthusiastically thanked and applauded when he concluded; We started at 1 p.m. and made for our cars at 4.30 p.m., three and a half hours of entertainment and food for TWENTY POUNDS, it is a no brainer. I am sure that he will be back next year , my recommendation DO NOT MISS IT.
Kirk then sent Rod the following; ‘Just wanted to say that on behalf on me and my family thank you for the opportunity to come down and perform at the lodge yesterday. The crowd was fantastic and we enjoyed being in your company. Thanks for looking a>er us and I hope you have a great Xmas and new year Rod and we hope to see you again in 2019. Best wishes and kindest regards always ﬂower, Kirk and family’. Flower a favourite word of Rod , Bob On
Worshipful Brother Duncan Smith P.G.S.D.