The concert on September 29th was a sell-out and a great success.
Our thanks go to all the acts - Folky MacFolk Face, Emma Carr-Martin, Home Groan, Dan Thorpe and our compere Graeme E Pearson - to the High School students and other young people who performed brilliantly with Dan Thorpe, and to a warm and enthusiastic audience.
Real ales and complete bar were supplied by Ferry Brewery, our local brewery. Caledonian Creperies served gorgeous crepes and hot drinks.
Here are a few images from the day, taken by Mike Ross.
Daniel Thorpe, the 2010 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, was born and brought up in the North East of Scotland and has been a musician since a very young age.
Daniel is a graduate of the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
He's performed professionally at many high profile venues and events including the Speaker’s House in London, Holyrood Palace for the Princes Trust, and Stirling Castle for the Scottish Commonwealth Games medallists.
Emma is a songwriter and folk singer living in Glasgow, though originally from Dundee. She is currently focussing her writing towards old Scots and won the 2017 Hands up for Trad Scots songwriting competition. She is working towards her BA in Commercial Music and has supported various artists such Madison Violet, Finlay Napier and Ryan Young.
Folky MacFolkface perform their own carefully-crafted songs in the Scottish and Irish folk tradition.
Home Groan was formed four years ago by a group of six ladies who enjoyed singing and wanted to share their enjoyment with others.
They perform to local groups all over West and MId Lothian and have sung at Linlithgow folk festival and Innerleithen festival.
They sing a variety of folk music and some Burns songs, and always look like they’re really enjoying themselves when they sing.