Country comes to 
town in musical feast

Top line dancer Stephanie Cardno, from Fraserburgh, puts the dancers  through their paces.
Top line dancer Stephanie Cardno, from Fraserburgh, puts the dancers through their paces.

The Skin Deep School of Modern Music in Ellon recently held a successful country afternoon.

It took place at the Station Hotel and featured various acts.

Ol' Spice - left to right - Billy Milne, Sandy Jamieson, John Mather, Ian Brown and Sid Weaver. At the back is sound engineer Fraser Robertson.

Ol' Spice - left to right - Billy Milne, Sandy Jamieson, John Mather, Ian Brown and Sid Weaver. At the back is sound engineer Fraser Robertson.

The event was kicked off by Ellon duo Alibi - Amy Lawrence and Bethan Illingworth - followed by three-time world champion line dancers Stephanie Cardno, from Fraserburgh, and Roy Hoeban, from the Netherlands.

Next up were Ol’ Spice who played many country favourites, including a tribute to Johnny Cash.

Local singer Chloe Milne took to the stage along with Skin Deep Music School tutors John Mather and Matthew Bearne.

Ian and Jayne Brown, who run the school, were delighted with success of the event. Ian is the drummer with Ol’ Spice.

Jayne said: “It was a great day for everyone involved and we’d like to thank all those who came along.

“We raised £252 from the raffle proceeds which is being donated to Ellon Rotary Club to go towards the senior citizens Christmas party.”

The event was compered by Amy Young, from Aberdeen, and the crew who helped were Nick Langan, George Mitchell, Andrew Barnett, Dennis Stewart, Neill Will, Edwin Duguid, Isobel Duguid and Christine Mitchell.

Jayne said they were also grateful to the owners and staff at the Station Hotel for their support.

The couple, who are originally from Fraserburgh, moved to Ellon more than seven years ago, and the school celebrated its 10th anniversary last year.

If you want to know more about the school contact Jayne on 01358 725864.