First public Clashfarquhar concert a huge success

The choir and Stoney Fiddlers joined forces.
The choir and Stoney Fiddlers joined forces.

It was a case of ‘smiles all round’ at last month’s Scottish Spring Serenade concert, held in Stonehaven’s St Bridget’s Hall.

The Stoney Fiddlers and the ‘Tea and Tunes’ choir of Clashfarquhar performed and it proved to be a very happy afternoon.

The music chosen was well known which meant that there was much foot tapping and clapping as well as singing.

The audience were also invited to join in as much as possible.

A spopkesperson said: ‘‘It was wonderful that 10 residents from Clashfarquhar House made up some of the choir. The rest of the choir are volunteers who come along every Wednesday afternoon to help not only with singing but also to help serve teas kindly provided by the home and to simply befriend the service users.

‘‘However, we also need to make special mention of two singers from the Bervie Church Choir, (two basses!) who joined them especially for the concert. One had celebrated his 90th birthday just the day before!

‘‘The Stoney Fiddlers are already well known in Stonehaven. They often play in public under the leadership of Morag Hill who is also the accompanist for the ‘Tea and Tunes’ choir.

‘‘The concert concluded with a nice cup of tea and some fine pieces. Thank you to the ‘Friends’ and the ‘Tea and Tunes’ volunteers for all their hard work.

‘‘The choir had never performed in public before as our performances in other years had always been in Clashfarquhar House itself. I would like to thank all who came along to support this venture.

‘‘Aafter expenses, the total raised was £337.