Musicians to perform at Shindig

Sheena Wellington
Sheena Wellington

To mark Tartan Week, a Shindig has been planned for this Saturday evening (April 9) at the Airlie Arms Hotel in Kirriemuir.

Special guests include the wonderful Sheena Wellington, whose moving rendition of ‘A man’s A Man for A’ That’ opened the new Scottish Parliament and whose passion for traditional Scottish music is unparalleled.

Also appearing are Kirriemuir’s own Joe Aitken, whose unaccompanied bothy ballads bring rich colour and texture to rural life; Gill Halliday and Chris Sesar who reflect contemporary influences on traditional material and introduce a little transatlantic influence too; Carol and Richard Forsyth, with their lovely blend of traditional and contemporary folk music; Gordon and Calum Ewan, of Ruthven, a talented father and son duo on toe-tapping fiddle and keyboards; and Ian Kinnear from Edzell on the Scottish smallpipes, bringing haunting and lively melodies on these traditional bellows-blown bagpipes.

Branch convener Julie Bell said: “We’re delighted to bring together such an amazing range of talented musicians who keep alight the flame of Scottish folk music.

“Our last folk night proved so popular, we were asked to arrange another event. We’re sure this Shindig, with such legendary talent, will also hit the spot to celebrate Tartan Week, our much-loved traditions and have a braw night out too.”

The Shindig starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8. Tickers are available at the door and from Julie Bell on 07988599742, Dale Smith on 01575 574128 or from Gordon Ewan at The Jewellery Workshop, Bank Street, Kirriemuir. Tickets can also be purchased online at event brite.