More acts line up for folk night

The organisers of the Stovie Folk Night in the Airlie Hotel, Kirriemuir on Friday, October 28 are pleased to announce the addition of a Forfar group to the line up.

The unusually named “Tonight Matthew” is very much a family affair with three siblings from the Cashley family in the group. Their contribution will be excellent preparation for their appearance the next night at Dougie Maclean’s event in Dunkeld. They will be joining a host of other Kirriemuir and Angus talent, including Nick Hunter whose guitar work and vocals hit the blues button on the head.

Nick’s interests also include bluegrass and he will also be backing the multi-talented Dennis Arnot whose taste in traditional music also spans continents.

For anyone with an interest in the exotic, Dennis Arnot serves it up in spades with his abilities on the sitar legendary in the area. He will also entertain on his Irish pipes with lovely melodic airs.

A group of local musicians including Ian Milne and Gordon Ewing have also been tightening their bow strings and tuning the banjo and are sure to get the feet tapping.

Local songster Maureen Jelks draws on a wealth of fishing, weaving and travelling folk songs, often encouraging the crowd to join in. One ever present talent from the Kirriemuir area will need no introduction. Joe Aitken, son of Kirriemuir and former Scottish Bothy Ballad Champion resonates with Scottish rural folk tunes, hooking the listeners into both poignant and sometimes humorous songs.

Compere for the evening will be John Henderson who likes to spice up the interludes with folk poetry, usually with very amusing twists. During the evening he will make a presentation of appreciation to our former MSP John Swinney. Tickets at £5, which include stovies and bannocks and ice cream donated by Visocchis of Kirriemuir, are still available. Telephone 01575-574128 any evening for home delivery.