Lochaber talent on show at season finale for Accordion and Fiddle Club

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Fort William Accordion and Fiddle Club held its final concert of the season last Tuesday evening (May 7) at the Railway Club in Inverlochy.

Although audience numbers were slightly down due to holidays, chairman Alistair MacDonald welcomed and introduced the club’s faithful local musicians who were in top form, with an outstanding quality of playing.

The Willie MacKillop Memorial TrophY was won by Craig Kennedy.

There were no fiddlers performing on the night, but the box players were Calum MacColl, Robert Nairn, Andrew MacDonald, Larry Byrne, Michael MacLeod, Hector Henderson (also on keyboard), Simon Andrews on drums and the club’s young players Cameron MacIsaac and Craig Kennedy.

A special award was presented on the night, the late Willie MacKillop Memorial Trophy, to the most improved young player of the year, which was won by Craig Kennedy, 11, and presented by Keith MacKillop and family.

The evening came to a close as the chairman thanked all musicians and all who helped in any way. Those not in attendance missed a thoroughly enjoyable night. The club hopes to see everyone again in the next session in October. The chairman was duly thanked by the musicians and all involved with the club for all his hard work throughout the session.

The club is also on the look out for more fiddlers to join its ranks in the next session in October.