Ythan Fiddlers Rally to be held at Haddo House

Haddo House
Haddo House

The 30th annual Ythan Fiddlers Rally is set to take place at Haddo House this weekend.

The event will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 7.30pm and aims to promote traditional music to the young while raising money for local causes.

The Ellon & District Royal British Legion Pipe Band will kick-off the proceedings.

Bruce MacGregor will feature as a guest artist while also acting as Compere for the evening.

Bruce is one of Scotland’s most celebrated and accomplished fiddle players.

Taught by Donald Riddell CBE, Bruce’s style encapsulates the finest points of highland fiddle music. Bruce is probably best known as the founder and driving force behind Blazin’ Fiddles and also as a BBC radio presenter.

Also performing on the night will be Barbara-Ann Hawkey, a local folk singer who lives in Tyrie, near Fraserburgh.

She has been a stalwart of the Ugie Folk Club for 20 years and has performed at venues throughout the North East.

Barbara-Ann will be accompanied by her husband Peter Hawkey.

Conductor for the evening will be Susan Simpson, who was previously conductor of the Ythan Fiddlers from 1986-1995 whilst teaching within the Ellon schools.

The evening will pay tribute to a fellow member and composer Tom Stove originally from Lerwick, whom sadly passed away recently.

Tickets are available from JK Shoes.