Blairgowrie Advertiser

Visitors set to flock to town for dance events

Two-day showpiece


Blairgowri­e Town Hall will take centre stage during a big weekend of Scottish country dancing.

Held at the Brown Street venue over Friday and Saturday this week, the two-day event is being presented by Blairgowri­e Town Hall Associatio­n in conjunctio­n with members of Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club.

The weekend gets under way with a grand ceilidh featuring the Alba Ceilidh Band from 7.30-11pm on Friday evening.

The three-piece group has played all over the country, as well as internatio­nally, and includes caller Brian Cowan on banjo.

It’s a BYOB evening and light refreshmen­ts will be available.

The following day, from 10am until noon, a free guided walk will take place around Blairgowri­e prior to a dance class taking place in the afternoon.

Running from 2-4pm, it will feature music by accordioni­st James

Coutts and will be led by tutor and examiner Sue Porter from Oban.

The weekend’s main event will see people from all over Scotland and beyond gather for a grand dance in the Town Hall from 7.30-11pm.

Members of the James Coutts Scottish Country Dance Band will provide the music and as many as 20 numbers are set to be enjoyed.

James has been playing the accordion since the age of six and progressed to become All Scottish Senior Champion in 1992.

Latterly the band has featured regularly on the ‘Take the Floor’ sessions on BBC Radio Scotland.

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available.

A raffle will be held at all the weekend’s main events.

Tickets are £8 for the ceilidh, £5 for the dance class and £10 for the grand dance finale.

A ticket for all of the events has been priced at £20.

Tickets are available at the door. For more informatio­n, send an email to enquiries@ blairgowri­

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Take your partners The weekend of dance attracts visitors from across Scotland

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