Four day Angus festival of music

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ANGUS Accordion & Fiddle Festival will celebrate its tenth year with a packed programme of events next month.

First up is a Scottish Variety Show in the Reid Hall, Forfar on Thursday, July 5 starting at 7.30 pm.

The line up includes the Lomond Ceilidh Band, singer Scott Gardiner, fiddler Karen Hannah, piper Kyle McIntyre, accordionists The Burns Brothers, Leonard Brown and Malcolm Ross, with compere Eddie Rose.

Tickets, £10/£12 balcony, are available from the Toy Castle, Forfar, Music Box, Blairgowrie or Adagio Music, Brechin. The entertainment moves to Arbroath on Friday, July 6 with a concert and dance in the Arbroath Royal British Legion and the Meadowbank Inn. In the former compere and singer Eddie Rose will welcome the Ian MacPhail Scottish Dance Band, button key accordionist Sandy Lindsay, the Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band and Steven Carcary’s young accordionists. The dance will be to the Ian Muir Scottish Dance Band. At the Meadowbank Inn, compere and singer Scott Gardiner will host the Lynne Christie Scottish Dance Band, Leonard Brown & Malcolm Ross, The Lomond Ceilidh Band and The Burns Brothers, with dancing to the Robert Whitehead Scottish Dance Band. The music continues on Saturday and Sunday with pub sessions on Saturday, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm in the Central Bar, The Commercial, The Pageant Kirk Square, Millgate Barn, Foundry Bar, The Burns Bar and Station Bar. There is a Grand Dance, starting at 7.30 pm in the Arbroath Community Centre on Saturday night with music from The Lomond Ceilidh Band, Lynne Christie Band, Ian MacPhail Band, Marian Anderson Band, Robert Whitehead Band and Ian Muir Band. Pub sessions continue on Sunday (same venues as above) and The Sunday Stramash is in the Arbroath Community Centre at 7.30 pm. For tickets contact Ron Ramsay on 01241 879 487 or visit www.aaff.co.uk