Wellington Region Tribute to Peter Elmes 2018

Peter with his Wellington Region Tribute award

Held at Ngaio Town Hall on Saturday 24 November, the Wellington Region Tribute Dance for Peter Elmes to mark his retirement from playing his beloved button accordion for Scottish Country Dancing was a great success, with more than 12 sets on the floor.

A great contingent of Johnsonville dancers attended to help celebrate the pleasure Peter has given us in his many years of music-making.

The programme prepared and MC’ed by Iain Boyd and Maureen Robson, consisted of some of Peter’s favourites, dances that were devised for him, and others for which he had composed tunes.

Peter joined the band of Aileen Logie, Hilary Ferral and Don Mackay to play a bracket of four dances.

Wellington Region President Melva Waite presented Peter with a framed Tribute and thanked him for his huge contribution to Scottish Country Dancing on behalf of dancers everywhere.

Take a look at more photos by Loralee Hyde and John Patterson

See Loralee Hyde’s photo history of Peter Elmes playing

Download the Peter Elmes Tribute Dance Programme

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