Montrose performer to ‘Hit the Road’ in touring music project

Rhona Macfarlane with her guitar during MoFest.
Rhona Macfarlane with her guitar during MoFest.

A local Montrose girl, Rhona Macfarlane, has recently been selected to take part in the Hit the Road music touring project.

Hit the Road is a touring project for 14 to 19 year-old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making.

Hit the Road are presenting five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre.

The musicians are invited to training workshops with industry professionals covering all aspects of the reality of touring, while there are also training opportunities for young people wishing to try out support roles such as sound engineering and stage technicians.

Rhona recently returned from a tour of China with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (NYOS) and is now preparing for the Hit the Road tour in early September.

She will be joining three other performers – Aaron Smith, Gus Harrower and Ruth Gillies - who will play four venues in Stirling, Dundee, Inverness and Edinburgh on September 3 to 6.

As part of the project, the performers recently attended a three-day workshop in the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow with Scottish Singer Songwriter Findlay Napier and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott.

For those wishing to see Rhona and the other young performers, the closest venue is Beat Generator Live in Dundee on September 4.

For further information on Rhona’s music check out Rhona Macfarlane Music on Facebook.