Skye

The Oban Times - - Districts -

THE JAN­UARY meet­ing of Skye Ac­cor­dion and Fid­dle Club, above, saw fewer club play­ers than usual, but the same could not be said of the au­di­ence.

Held in its usual venue of Portree’s Royal Ho­tel, a large crowd gath­ered in a packed func­tion room in ex­pec­ta­tion of a great night. And they were not to be dis­ap­pointed as mas­ter of cer­e­monies Jim Campbell called on Sandy Ross, with his three-row but­ton box, to start the mu­sic, ac­com­pa­nied on pi­ano by guest band mem­ber Iso­bel Harper.

Other lo­cal play­ers were Emily Mathe­son, Matilda McKig­gan and Ciara MacLean. A spokesper­son said: ‘All the girls ex­celled them­selves and are to be con­grat­u­lated on tak­ing the stage in front of such a large au­di­ence.’

Spe­cial guests on the night were the Ad­die Harper Dance Band from Caith­ness. With Ad­die was fid­dler Caitlin Forbes and pian­ist Iso­bel Harper. The club is look­ing for­ward to be­ing en­ter­tained by the Lochaber-based Iain Joseph Mac­Don­ald Band on Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 2.

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