Get ready for the latest Tarves Rant

Tarves Rant folk club
Tarves Rant folk club

Preparations are well under way for the third Tarves Rant...a popular one-day festival of folk music.

Saturday, April 18, is the big day with a varied programme of entertainment lined up.

All events will take place in the village and the only difference this year is that the main concert will be held in the Melvin Hall in the evening.

The Rant has really taken off since it was launched in 2013 and the village becomes a hub for the day for folk music fans from all around the area.

As in the format for previous rants, there will be an informal afternoon music session in the Aberdeen Arms Hotel from 2 until 4.30pm when all musicians. singers and the public will be welcome.

Keeping the music going elsewhere from 2.30pm there will be bothy ballad-type songs in the Tarves Heritage Centre

Entry is free to both events and organisers are inviting people to coming along and spend a relaxing afternoon playing or simply joining in the choruses.

The concert in the Melvin Hall promises to be a spcial one this year as Tarves Folk Club will be welcoming Paul and Shona Anderson.

Paul is considered by many to be one of the country’s top fiddle players and Shona is prominent in traditional music circles for her highly-acclaimed singing.

The concert gets under way at 7.30pm.

Entry is £5 and it is pay at the door.

Doors open at 7pm and concert-goers are being advised to arrived in plenty of time.

People are also being asked to bring their own drink and there will be a raffle at the mid-session interval.