Inveraray and District Accordion and Fiddle Club – week 02

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It was an almost full house in November at the Inveraray Inn.  Unfortunately chairman Niall Iain MacLean was unwell that day, so committee member  Roddy MacDiarmid, kindly stepped in as compere.

Supporting players were – Fyne Folk, with Jake MacKay on ‘moothie’, Sally Hall and Alex John MacLeod on fiddles and Agnes Liddell on keyboard and they were joined by Ishbel Fraser on ‘moothie’ for a third set. Also playing were – Janet Graham on accordion; Alex MacKinnon on button box; the Dalriada Ceilidh Band; Jake and Agnes on ‘moothie’ and keyboard; and Jimmy MacDonald on keyboard. They all played nice, varied selections and were much enjoyed.

The guest artistes were to have been the Donald MacLeod Trio but unfortunately Donald suffered a back injury the day before so was unable to lift the accordion never mind play!  As Ian Anderson was to play keyboard, he very kindly stepped into the front row on accordion and, accompanied by Gus Millar on drums, gave an absolutely superb programme with many of the great favourite pipe marches, Gaelic waltzes, jigs, reels, Irish medleys etc, which had the audience shouting for an encore at the end.

Roddy thanked all the artistes, and in particular Ian and Gus, for a great night and wished everyone the compliments of the season.

To see in the New Year, the club welcomed Craig McFadyen, son of well known bandleader Hector, and his trio.