Buskers hope for stu­dio deal af­ter mak­ing sure mar­ket ends on high note

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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