At the invitation of Aberdeen City Council the society were invited to play a public lunchtime concert at Cowdray Hall on Thursday January 26th 2023. These lunchtime concerts are run on a regular basis by the council and feature a whole variety of different artists and genres. Fortunately for us the weather was much better than it had been a week before when the pavements had a liberal covering of ice, consequently we had a good turnout, the hall being full by the time we started.
We played a programme of well kenned Burns music sets as well as other arrangements of 18th century music, i.e. Rory Dahl’s Port and Annie Laurie. Some pieces had a story behind them that we related to the audience, others we introduced with some fragments of Burns poetry that he would have sung with the melodies.