Inveraray club night is real winter warmer

Neil MacMillan and his Scottish Dance Band entertained guests at the February meeting.

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Chairman Niall Iain MacLean, welcomed a reasonable crowd to the February meeting of the Inveraray and District Accordion and Fiddle Club, all due to a welcome gap in the wintry weather.

Supporting players were Fyne Folk with Jake MacKay and Alex John MacLeod on fiddles and Agnes Liddell on keyboard.  Also playing were Calum MacDonald on accordion; Janet Graham on accordion, accompanied by Agnes; Stuart McKeown on accordion; Jim McMillan on vocals and guitar; and Jake on ‘moothie’ accompanied by Agnes.  They delighted the audience with an excellent varied selection.

Guest artistes were Neil MacMillan and his band, with Neil on lead accordion, Jack Delaney on second accordion, June Meikle on fiddle and Ian Muir on keyboard.  They played a very well rehearsed programme with Neil, Jack and Ian swapping roles from time to time and a nice couple of sets by June on fiddle – all very accomplished musicians.

The chairman thanked all the artistes for a delightful evening and next week (Wednesday March 11) the club welcomes well known bandleader Graeme Mitchell from Aberdeenshire – paying his first visit to Inveraray – and his Scottish Dance Band.