Ac­cor­dion and fid­dle club cel­e­brates 40 years

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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.’

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PIECE OF CAKE: The com­mit­tee stand­ing in front of their 40th an­niver­sary cake.

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GROUP: A group of mu­si­cians en­ter­tain the au­di­ence and get the evening un­der­way.

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