Ythan Fiddlers move closer to Canada trip after event

Members of the Ythan Fiddlers with one of their gust act for the evening Colin Critchley, Ashley Grant and Jim Stott with George and Stuart Davidson
Members of the Ythan Fiddlers with one of their gust act for the evening Colin Critchley, Ashley Grant and Jim Stott with George and Stuart Davidson
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An Ellon group have raised over £1000 after a fundraising event.

The Ythan Fiddlers held a concert last week to raise funds towards a group trip to Canada next year.

The talented musicians are jetting off to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton in July 2014.

The event welcomed a good turn out of people and the audience were treated to a real variety of Scottish entertainment from some local artists.

Piona player, Mo Rutherford played some tunes before she joined her husband Neil Copland on the accordion.

Current Kirriemuir fiddle champion, George Davidson and his brother Stuart played.

Entertaining the crowds with his accordion was Gregor Allan, from Tarves, while Peterhead singer, Bill Gray took to the microphone.

Local dancers from the Rosaline Hendry Highland Dancing School and RSCDS Scottish Country Dancers, from Aberdeen also put their best foot forward at the concert.

Of course the Ythan Fiddlers played some of their own selections.

Spokesman Jim Stott said it was a “great night” had by all.

He told the Times: “We raised over £1000 and the feedback from the night has been fantastic.

“We had a big turnout of around 150 people in the hall and everyone said that they really enjoyed the great acts and our super raffle.”

The group have more fundraising ideas up their sleeves coming up throughout the year to help them raise the funds needed.

Jim added: “The Ythan Fiddlers will be doing more fundraising and will be bagpacking at Tesco next.”