In­ver­aray

The Oban Times - - Community News -

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

on drums.

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