Concert launches Old Church appeal

20110617- Kinneff Old Church Concert. 'The performers at the Midsummer Music Medley in aid of Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust are pictured. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",
20110617- Kinneff Old Church Concert. 'The performers at the Midsummer Music Medley in aid of Kinneff Old Church Preservation Trust are pictured. ''"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",
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A SPECIAL concert took place in Kinneff Old Church on Friday to launch a new appeal for funds.

Artistes included: The Trybe, Alex Green and Madeline Miller, Kenneth Petrie, Dave Ramsay, Ross and Steve Hull and The Burnt Suppers.

A new compilation CD “A window in Kinneff” was launched at the concert, to help raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the windows in the Old Church.

The CD features tracks about the Old Church and other heritage songs and stories about the Kinneff/Old Church area.

The title track of the CD is called the Crown Jewels of Kinneff and tells the story of how the Regalia of Scotland was smuggled from Dunnottar Castle and hidden in the Old Church in 1651, to protect them from the army of Oliver Cromwell.

The track was written in the church and performed and recorded by pupils of Kinneff Primary School at a previous concert in the church.

During Friday’s concert, Rev Kenneth Petrie narrated the story of the Regalia being hidden.

As part of the CD and concert, Tony Peters narrated a piece about the Ghost of the Northern Belle, a mystery about a trawler which ran aground on the Whistleberry rocks, behind the Old Church.

It is hoped sales of the CD will raise £1,000.