I recently submitted a motion in the Scottish Parliament on the news that Artie and Cilla from the Singing Kettle plan to bow out after 30 years in the business. They upcoming Christmas tour will be their last and I know as a mother myself just how popular they and the whole Kettle team have been over the years. A full text of my motion can be found below along with a list of those that have signed it up to this point.
“That the Parliament warmly congratulates the children’s entertainment couple, Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise, of The Singing Kettle on their upcoming retiral; notes that the husband and wife duo, who are based in Fife, have been performing for more than 30 years after founding the group in 1982; recognises that the act has performed before an estimated four million children and parents at venues across the world and hosted an award-winning television show; understands that the act has sold more tickets at the SECC in Glasgow than any other act and performed command performances for Prince Charles and for Jordan’s royal family, and wishes Cilla, Artie, Gary Coupland and Kevin Macleod all the best on their upcoming Christmas tour and continuing success for the future.”
Supported by: Mike MacKenzie, Stewart Stevenson, Roderick Campbell, Iain Gray, Jean Urquhart, Colin Beattie, Kevin Stewart, Stuart McMillan, John Mason, John Wilson, Jackie Baillie, Bill Walker, Jim Hume, Annabelle Ewing, Richard Lyle, Dennis Robertson, Helen Eadie, David Torrance, Patricia Ferguson, Angus MacDonald, Joan McAlpine, Gil Paterson, Fiona McLeod, Maureen Watt, Nigel Don, Anne McTaggart, Jim Eadie, Rhoda Grant, John Finnie, John Park, Gordon MacDonald, Linda Fabiani, Hugh Henry, Jamie McGrigor