Thainstone to host music show

Teenage music sensation Brandon McPhee is to headline a Scottish & Country Night at the Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie, next month.

The award-winning 16-year-old schoolboy from Castletown, Thurso, is bringing his Brandon McPhee Trio to Inverurie for the first time on Saturday, February 2.

Champion accordion player Brandon was only 15 when he won the adult open accordion competition at the Royal National Mod in Dunoon last October.

Along with Manson Grant and Robert Cameron to complete his line-up, the trio also won the Box and Fiddle Fellowship Input Award last year, making Brandon the youngest ever winner.

They have played to packed crowds across Scotland with Manson and Robert already well known on the music scene through Manson Grant and the Dynamos, whom Brandon also plays with.

Double Trouble are a leading father and son country music duo, Drew and Terry Thomson, from Brechin in Angus, playing regularly at venues and festivals across Scotland. Shetland-born Drew has previously played in Ian Isaac and the Drifters, the Duke Boys and the Ruby Rendall Band.

Tickets are £10 each and are available from the Gallery Restaurant at the Thainstone Centre; I&R Music at Thainstone Sunday Market. They can also be obtained by calling 01467-623760 or on-line at www.anmgroup.co.uk/thainstone-centre. Doors will open on the night at 7.30pm.

There is also a special early bird supper option from 6.30pm for £25 each which includes your show ticket and a two course meal in the Exchange of Balmoral Chicken, chef’s vegetables and potatoes, Cranachan with shortbread, plus tea or coffee.

Thainstone Events manager Laura Poppe said: “This is a tremendous double bill and we are particularly looking forward to the first appearance here by Brandon and his band.

“There is already a lot of interest in tickets and the early bird suppers are also proving very popular so we are expecting a great crowd for this show.”