THE Amici Wind Quintet will be appearing at Montrose Museum on Saturday, October 25.

They will perform an entertaining selection of music, including Malcolm Arnold's Sea Shanties, in a programme that should have wide appeal.

There will be an extended interval, during which a glass of wine or juice will be available, with the opportunity to meet the musicians. If you have never been close to a bassoon before this is your chance!

The group formed in 2002. Its members are young graduates from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

They are all freelance orchestral and chamber musicians, soloists and teachers, and have performed in very diverse settings, from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Edinburgh Playhouse and Scottish pop group Texas.

Amici Winds will be playing by arrangement with 'Live Music Now!' a project begun by the famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin to bring music to those who would not normally go to a concert. It is hoped to interest young people from the local area, especially those who may be learning an instrument.

Proceeds from the evening will go to STORM, the campaign group opposed to the siting of giant turbines on Rossie Moor, who need to raise funds in order to present their case at the forthcoming Public Local Inquiry.

A pre-concert supper will be available at the Links Hotel, Montrose, from 6 pm at a cost of 15. Reservations are required for the supper and can be made on 01674 671000 or by email to

The concert starts at 7.45pm. Admission is 10 for adults and 5 for under 16s, payable at the door.