Buskers hope for studio deal after making sure market ends on high note
A pair of buskers could be in line for a recording studio reward as thanks for their support of Arbroath Market.
Remus and Cornel Stana entertained shoppers and stallholders at the last gathering of the year in the town centre.
The duo were invited to join the line-up after they became an online sensation when they were filmed on Arbroath High Street.
Market volunteers were so impressed by the pair, they are now hoping to help the musical cousins secure recording time in a studio to make a CD.
Last weekend’s market provided a high-note end to 2018 for organisers.
The event has expanded with the addition of six new stalls, which were made possible from funding received from Arbroath Common Good Fund, and the generosity of local businesses.
A number of new vendors took part in the last market, as well as regular stallholders including Redcastle Gin, Dundee Cheesecakes and Wee Cook.
Organiser Morag Lindsay said: “The market provides a great opportunity to purchase high-quality, local produce, as well as a chance of bumping into old friends.
“The fact that a range of hot drinks were available, including mulled gin, certainly kept people going.”
The volunteer-led group had earlier celebrated funding success with an award of £3,000 from the Arbroath Common Good Fund and a further boost of £3,833 from the Connect Local Regional Food Fund.
Further grants of £500 from the Arbroath Improvement Trust and £200 from the Miss Edith B Dundas Trust have gone towards new stalls and the provision of electricity points.
Ms Lindsay added: “We are very grateful to all of those responsible for awarding us these vital sums which will help the market’s continued growth.”
Anyone who can help get the buskers into the studio is invited to contact Arbroath Market through the Facebook page.
Paula Duthie, Tiree Beaton and Ralph Coutts with buskers Cornel and Remus Stana in Arbroath.