Folk come from far and wide for music

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Arbroath Accordion and Fiddle Club welcomed guests and musicians from a host of far flung places at their latest busy meeting.

A good crowd of listeners and musicians gathered at Arbroath Golf Club on Sunday for an evening of traditional Scottish music.

Club chairman Tony Simpson said: “We had guests from the Shetlands, Dublin and as far away as the Falkland Islands. They all contributed to a great atmosphere at the meeting.

“We had a good mix of local players as well and the event ended with the customary stramash. The Richard Smith Trio, who had travelled from the Glasgow area and who had given a great performance as the guest band, led all the club players for this final musical selection.”

Arbroath Accordion and Fiddle Club is always keen to encourage the uptake of Scottish country music in young people and welcome younger musicians to their meetings. Tony added: “We are 
always looking for younger players, supported by their parents, to come along and gain experience of playing in public. Full details of the club’s meeting and contact details can be obtained on the Box and Fiddle website at

“Our next meeting will be on Sunday, November 3, and the guest artiste will be the Clappy Doo Ceildh Band and the evening promises to be another great night with doors open at 7.30 p.m.”