Kirriemuir stovie night

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Revived interest in folk music and traditional music across Angus has been echoed throughout the country with new events and old springing up in many towns and villages.

A folk night run last year in Kirriemuir was a sell-out before the doors opened.

The Stovie Folk Night being organized by members of Kirriemuir and Dean SNP in the Airlie Hotel on Friday, October 28 is already well on the way to declaring a full house. Past Scottish champion bothy ballader Joe Aitken and the bubbly Maureen Jelks are just two of the local recording artistes who will perform at the event.

From further afield but still within Angus, Nick Hunter has been playing blues and bluegrass for over forty years but says he is still learning. Fellow musician Dennis Arnot has a similar pedigree with a seemingly limitless repertoire playing guitar, banjo, sitar, mandolin and Irish pipes. At a recent folk night in Hospitalfield Art College in Arbroath, the last two mentioned musicians were part of a much larger group of talented folk who have been playing individually or in groups from the 1960s.

A number of other singers and musicians will be confirmed and announced shortly. At just £5 a head and stovies this is set to be a brilliant night of lively entertainment.

For tickets or to volunteer to play contact Dale Smith on 01575-574128 or John Henderson at 01307-840544.