Kirrie’s got talent!

Earthquake Appeal Concert Performers are pictured at a rehearsal for Saturday night's concert organised by Kirriemuir Rotary Club in aid of Nepal earthquake victims
Earthquake Appeal Concert Performers are pictured at a rehearsal for Saturday night's concert organised by Kirriemuir Rotary Club in aid of Nepal earthquake victims

A wealth of local talent took to the stage on Saturday for a concert to raise funds for those affected by last year’s earthquakes in Nepal.

The concert, organised by the Rotary Club of kirriemuir, saw the town’s own Ryan Kopel step back onto the stage where he first tread the boards to perform alongside an ensemble of friends who studied with him at the Dance School for Scotland.

Ryan (pictured centre) headlined the show with a number of spectacular songs. He also demonstrated his songwriting skills, performing a beautiful number called “Don’t Look Back” in which he expresses his feelings following the loss of his cousin.

He was joined by a talented line-up of friends - Aaron Millar, Spencer Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Finlay Paul, Christopher Foley, Aiden Harkins, Charlie Fisher, Stephanie Eadie, Kate Weir, Keira Murray, Eilidh Loan, Verity Power, Finlay Paul, Niamh Gormely, Francesca Smith, Rhiannon Cura and Mirren Mack who delighted the audience with renditions ranging from numbers from the hit musical “Wicked” to the hilarious version of “Everybody ought to have a Maid” from ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum’.

The audience was also treated to a performance by STARS Theatre School run by Greig Adam (Greig Baxter) and which provides high quality performance tuition to young people in Angus. The group was also outstanding and thoroughly entertaining. Amy Bagrie, a former member of STARS and currently studying at Knightwood in Glasgow, also performed.

The Rotary Club staged the concert to raise funds for their International project – Rebuilding Schools in Nepal. The day started with a coffee morning and the club is indebted to all those who helped make the day a success.

Rotary’s international convener Elaine Whittet said: “Overall in excess of £2000 is hoped to have been raised but final figures will be known once the bills are paid. An outstanding evening, enjoyed by all - thanks all those involved in making it an evening to remember.”