Accordion and fiddle club celebrates 40 years
Oban’s Accordion and Fiddle Club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a bang in the Royal Hotel last Thursday.
The Charlie Kilpatrick Trio had the honour of entertaining the audience on the night and secretary, Anne McFadyen, had the responsibility of cutting the cake in to more than 100 pieces to ensure everybody received a slice.
Anne said: ‘I’ve been in the committee for 20 years. My husband and son play in the accordion club.
‘It’s good to keep the music alive and it’s somewhere for the younger musicians to start and gives them confidence.’
The club, which gets together on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm at the Royal Hotel, unveiled a new keyboard that it was able to buy due to a £ 500 donation from Morven MacLeod whose dad was a founding member.
Chairman of the committee, Michael Garvin said: ‘This event is very important. There’s always a good turnout and it’s great to see so many young players.’
PIECE OF CAKE: The committee standing in front of their 40th anniversary cake.
GROUP: A group of musicians entertain the audience and get the evening underway.