Good crowd at ac­cor­dion and fid­dle club meet­ing

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

A GOOD crowd gath­ered at the In­ver­aray Inn for the De­cem­ber meet­ing of In­ver­aray and District Ac­cor­dion and Fid­dle Club.

Guest artistes were to have been the Don­ald MacLeod Trio but band­leader Don­ald fell vic­tim to the dreaded ‘ lurgy’ so was un­able to make it.

How­ever his two ac­com­plices, Nicky McMichan on ac­cor­dion and Gus Mil­lar on drums, didn’t let the club down, so the trio be­came a duo.

The faith­ful Fyne Folk got the evening un­der way with Sally Hall, Alex John MacLeod and Jake MacKay on fid­dles and Agnes Lid­dell on key­board with a cou­ple of pipe marches and a lovely se­lec­tion of Ir­ish waltzes.

Jake and Agnes stayed on stage and Jake played his ‘moothie’ with some fine toe- tap­ping sets. It was then the turn of Nicky and Gus to fin­ish off the first half with a fine se­lec­tion of tunes.

Fyne Folk started off the sec­ond half and then Jake, Agnes, Nicky and Gus de­lighted the au­di­ence with a mar­vel­lous cou­ple of sets – sound­ing just like an­other guest band. Nicky and Gus en­ter­tained for the rest of the evening and then Fyne Folk joined them in a wee stra­mash bring­ing the club to a close for 2016.

Next week, to see the New Year in, it’s the Archie MacAl­lis­ter Trio – no strangers to the club – so a crack­ing night in store.

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