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Young trad musicians entertain from east to west

This year’s concert tour by the students of Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd will see them head east to Royal Deeside. We’ve toured in this part of the country before, but that was quite a while ago, so we’re looking forward to renewing acquaintances in this beautiful part of the world.

The tour runs from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 June, and the public venues are Braemar Village Hall on 10 June; Deeside Community Theatre, Aboyne, on June 11 and Finzean Hall, on the 12. The students will also do schools workshops at Aboyne Academy, Banchory Academy and Braemar Primary School in the daytime. We then return to Plockton for our End Of Year concert at Plockton High School Hall on Saturday 17 June.

Sgoil Chiùil Na Gàidhealtachd Director Dougie Pincock said, “These tours are always a highlight of the session, and give the students a great opportunity to get out and share their music, not only with the audiences, but also with the many young musicians they meet at workshops or who provide support at the gigs.”

The tour is made possible by the Friends of Plockton Music School, a charitable trust which provides financial support for the touring and recording activities of the Centre. For more information on the Friends of Plockton Music School, visit

Details for the concerts are as follows:

Braemar Village Hall, Mar Road, Braemar, AB35 5YL. Monday 12 June, 7.30pm. With support from Braemar Piping Association.Tickets £5/£3 available from Braemar Pharmacy and Newsagent or on the door.

Deeside Community Theatre, Aboyne Academy, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, AB34 5JN. Tuesday 13 June, 7.00pm. With support from pupils of Aboyne & Alford Academies. Tickets £5/£3, on the door or from Aboyne Community Reception, tel. 01339 886222 .

Finzean Hall, Banchory, AB31 6LY. Wednesday 14 June, 7.30 pm. With support from Banchory Strathspey & Reel Society. Tickets £5/£3 on the door.

Plockton High School Hall, Plockton, IV52 8TU. Saturday 17 June. Tickets £5. Call 01599 544706 or email for reservations.