Accordion and Fiddle Festival

The 11th Angus Accordion & Fiddle Festival will be held in Arbroath during the weekend July 5 to 7,

It will have same format as in recent years with concert/dances in the Meadowbank Inn and the Royal British legion on the Friday nights. Guests include entertainers Robert Lovie and Eddie Rose with their own particular brand of comedy and a few songs for-by.

Musicians include accordionists Sandy Lindsay, Johnny Duncan, Scott Carnegie and nine pupils from Steven Carcary’s accordion school.

The Broadcasting Scottish Dance Bands of Scott Nichol, Ewan Galloway, Ian Muir, The Burns Brothers, Gary Sutherland and Graeme Mitchell will also be taking part on Friday night as well as playing for the dancers at the Grand Dance in the Community Centre on Saturday night – all 36 dances played twice through.

Various pubs in Arbroath will be hosting some of the bands for afternoon sessions on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy Scottish dance music at its best.

The Community Centre is again the meeting place on Sunday night for a Ceilidh to round off a busy weekend.

It is anticipated that up to 400 aficionados will descend on Arbroath for the weekend coming from the Northern Isles, Western Isles, Dumfries, Borders, Ireland, Carlisle and various places in between.