Mu­si­cal so­ci­ety hits the high notes

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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.

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