Something new at Glenesk Retreat

The RETREAT, Glenesk, much loved for its unique Glenesk Folk Museum, serves very good food and excellent live music.

And on Saturday, September 29, there’s a chance to sample all of this.

The museum, with its reconstruction rooms and its fascinating artefacts telling the stories of so many glen lives, is open as usual from 12 noon to 6pm, together with the restaurant and gift shop.

Then from 6 to 9pm that evening the Retreat restaurant offers a fabulous array of freshly cooked curries.

In addition, from 7 to 11pm singer Laura Boyd and pianist Ian Duguid entertain with a medley of music ranging from jazz to popular songs.

The Retreat is open for curry every Friday and Saturday evening to 9pm until the end of October.

A new venture at the community run venue, curry nights were launched this month by acclaimed chef Andrew Bickerstaff. They are proving to be very successful. Every week there is an increasing number of enthusiastic diners.

Musicians Laura Boyd and Ian Duguid are returning after their popular appearance at the Retreat last year, bringing a beguiling cocktail of skills and experience.

Laura has a wide variety of experience as both singer and dancer, including UK tours with ‘Blues on Tap’.

Multi instrumentalist Ian Duguid teaches and enjoys composing and arranging for vocalists, bands and dancers. He has toured the UK with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Aspects of Love’.

Both Ian and Laura grew up in Aberdeen and share a commitment to developing music theatre in North East Scotland.

It is essential to book for curry on Saturday, September 29. Tickets for the music event that evening are £8, including a glass of wine and light refreshments.

For all enquiries and booking ‘phone the Retreat on 01356 648 070.