On a spring afternoon, 8th May, the society was very pleased to be invited to play a concert that Midmar Hall. Our programme included something for everyone to enjoy, an eclectic mixture of both traditional and modern music, primarily with a Celtic influence.
The afternoon also included several solo sets by members of the orchestra, both instrumental and vocal, also a sub-group played a haunting Ukrainian dance set that our musical director Ronnie Gibson had arranged.
The first session opened with a set of Strathspeys and Reels composed in the 18th century by North East loon, William Marshall, followed by well kenned Pipe Marches then a Waltz and Slow Air composed by members of the orchestra, to close before the interval, a rousing orchestration of the celebrated hornpipe Para Handy by Ian Gourlay.
During the interval we all enjoyed the fabulous home bakes laid on by Midmar Hall committee.
The second session opened again with a set of William Marshall tunes to be followed by Polkas, Slow Airs and Jigs. To close we made sure the audience joined in with a rousing sing-along selection and then clap us out to a special arrangement of Dashing White Sergeant.
Everyone lucky enough to be there thoroughly enjoyed the crack.