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TRAD Angus traditional music group are running open sessions of live traditional music over the next month – singers, fiddlers, pipers, mandolins, whistles, guitars, bodhrans – all instruments welcome.

The Trad Angus Session on Sunday afternoon, August 14, is at the Glenisla Hotel, Kirkton of Glenisla starting at 2.30 pm.

The ‘key artistes’ hosting the afternoon will be David Adam & Friends. Originally from Inverness, David (pictured) plays Scottish Small & Border Pipes, plus flute, and many whistles. Currently playing with the celtic fusion band Macumba and The Moonzies. Friends will include David Sutherland on guitar and songs, plus other local Trad Angus musicians and singers.

The afternoon’s entertainment will continue at 5.30 pm with the hotel and fine restaurant offering a curry night, also with live music.

On Tuesday, August 16 the Trad Angus evening session is at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir, 8pm, and the special guest is Alan Small, front man with the Lomond Ceilidh Band. Alan, who has played at the sessions since the year 2000, is an outstanding accordion player, ever busy with the band, teaching accordion and also working in the field of music therapy in hospitals etc.

The session programme runs through to Sunday, September 4, and more details will be published next week.

These are open sessions where you will be able to go along to listen and enjoy the finest of Angus traditional music, and perhaps join in with a tune or a song.