Musical society hits the high notes
Brodick Hall will play host to the first ever visit of The Oban and Lorne Strathspey and Reel Society (OLSRS) where an orchestra of 25 fiddlers and accordionists will entertain the audience with a selection of traditional Scottish music.
The event which will take place on Friday September 1. It will also feature local musicians, including Ross Kerr and the Arran Fiddle Club and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Arran Trust.
The OLSRS was established in 1944 to develop the interest and playing of traditional Scots fiddle music. Each year the group stages concerts throughout the area for the benefit of local charities.
Additionally the group visits a west coast island every year to hold a concert, the beneficiaries of which this year will be the Arran Trust.
The costs of the visit are covered by the members and the society so that all proceeds raised go directly to the nominated organisation.
The programme will com- mence with the signature tune The Hills of Lorne written by founder Charlie Hunter and will include well known marches, Gaelic waltzes, reels and some lesser-known Strathspeys.
Tickets for the event, which will include an opportunity for cheese and wine, are £5 for adults and £3 for children.
Described by the organisers as a ‘night not to be missed’, tickets are available at the door and can be reserved in advance by contacting the Arran Trust/VisitArran office on 302043.
The Oban and Lorne Strathspey and Reel Society perform at a Lochgilphead concert in aid of the RNLI.