IT WAS almost a full house for the opening night of the Inveraray and District Accordion Club at the Inveraray Inn.
Roddy MacDiarmid deputised for chairman Niall Iain MacLean, who was recovering in hospital from a knee operation.
Fyne Folk got the evening under way in the usual manner with Nick MacFarlane on accordion, Jake MacKay and Alex John MacLeod on fiddle and Agnes Liddell on keyboard.
Other supporting players were: James MacArthur on melodeon; Charlie Soane on fiddle; Johnny Fisher on accordion; Jimmy MacDonald on keyboard and Jake MacKay on ‘moothie’ and all their selections were much enjoyed
Guests were the Matthew MacLennan Trio with Matthew, originally from Kiltarlity but now living in Edinburgh, on accordion, Duncan Black on keyboard and Nicky McMichan on drums.
They treated the audience to around 20 sets with many of them taken from Matthew’s debut CD, Traditionally Inspired, which was voted Best CD of the Year at the recent National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Club awards.
Matthew’s roots in the north were reflected in his playing, with many of his favourite pipe marches included in the programme.
A vote of thanks was recorded to all the artistes.
IN TUNE: the Matthew MacLennan Trio with Matthew, originally from Kiltarlity but now living in Edinburgh, on accordion, Duncan Black on keyboard and Nicky McMichan