INVERARAY Accordion and Fiddle Club met at the Inveraray Inn on January 11 for the opening night of 2017.
Fyne Folk got the evening under way, with Jake MacKay, Sally Hall and Alex John MacLeod on fiddles and Agnes Liddell on keyboard playing Highland Wedding and a Burns medley.
Colin Sutcliffe, on melodeon, played a couple of nice sets, including Kate
Martin’s Waltz, followed by Jake on ‘ moothie’ and Agnes on keyboard with two toe-tapping sets.
Guest musicians were the ever-popular MacAllister brothers from Campbeltown – Archie on fiddle and Alex on accordion – joined by Ally Murray from Oban on drums, to form an all-Argyll ensemble.
Jake and Agnes opened the second half with singa-long Gaelic waltzes and a set of reels, and then the ‘three As’ played for the remainder of the evening with a great mix of tunes finishing with a set of reels and a superb encore with Archie truly wound up, ably backed by Alex and Ally, resulted in thunderous applause from the crowd.
The chairman, Niall Iain MacLean, thanked all for a great night. Next the club welcomes Alan Small on accordion and 2006 Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, Gemma Donald.
The Archie MacAllister Trio went down a storm.