Ythan Fiddlers’ 25th rally

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ThE YTHAN Fiddlers will host their 25th annual Fiddlers Rally in the Hall of Haddo House at 7.15pm on May 14.

This rescheduled event replaces the rally cancelled due to the bad weather at the tail-end of last year.

Although tickets from that event are still valid for this performance, organisers have asked ticket-holders to note the change of venue from Ellon Academy.

Also performing will be Nicola Auchnie, the 2010 Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, who has been twice runner-up in the contest, as well as being a winner of the Fiddle Masters award.

Compere and guest singer for the evening is Brian Miller from Penicuik. Brian, a singer, guitarist and mandolin player has performed, recorded and broadcast alongside some of the best known folk performers, groups and ceilidh bands around.

Conductor for the evening will be Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society’s Graham Reid, who will arrive fresh from conducting the ‘Fiddlers Spectacular’ at the Aberdeen Music Hall.

The Ythan Fiddlers’ new CD, “Ythan Fiddlers’ 25th Anniversary Ceilidh”, will be on sale on the night.

All proceeds raised will go to benefit local North-East charitable causes.

Tickets are available from J&K Shoes in Ellon, or by telephoning Colin on 01651 851721.