Youth dance festival

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This year’s Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) will see young people from across the globe showcase their talents in Angus.

Not to be missed are performers Edge ‘n’ Pointe from Hong Kong.

They will perform beautiful, contemporary ballet at the Webster Memorial Theatre on July 27 at 7.30pm.

The outstanding Zurich Academic Orchestra from Switzerland will perform the stunning Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony along with Rachmaninov’s ‘The Rock’ op.7. Made up of the students and staff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Zurich, they are considered to be among the best amateur orchestras in Switzerland and they are performing at the Webster on July 28, at 7.30pm. The World Music Program from Canada will be joined by performers taking part in the Feis Rois National Ceilidh Trail for 2015, an initiative that supports young people aged 16-25 in playing traditional music when they have left school, at the Webster on July 29 at 7.30pm.

A local resident and fan of the festival said: “Don’t let the word youth put you off. I have attended these concerts for the last few years and I thoroughly enjoy each performance.

“Unfortunately the audience attendance has been very poor, for a town like Arbroath who have many musical and dance groups, it is disappointing. Come on Arbroath, show these young performers we appreciate them coming to Arbroath.”