Hearth and Home event

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Glenesk Folk Museum is set to host a special evening on Saturday, May 17, where people of all ages are invited to gather for a ‘Heart and Home’ evening.

The event, which is part of Scotland’s Festival of Museums and supported by Angus Council’s community grants scheme, will see the museum host an evening of music, poetry and entertainment.

There will be music from ‘Bob and George’, two young fiddle players who started their fiddling with Angus Council’s youth music group Skirdechal.

Children at Glenesk primary school will contribute poems and presentations about living in the glen and poems from the museum archive will be read by other glen folk.

Museum volunteer, Angus Lowde, explained: “There was once a time when many a glenner wrote poems about their lives and the community. Poetry was very much part of glen life not so long ago and plenty of people made their own music too.”

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., cost £7 and includes stovies. Tickets for under-12s cost £2. To book tickets, or to make enquires, please contact 01356 648 070.

Mark Thomson, well known Dundee poet, will present his own poems and Neil Paterson, an artist, musician and storyteller well known to the glen, will be making lively contributions to the evening.

The much loved museum has a superb display of items which tell the stories of so many glen lives. Reconstruction rooms, children’s areas, archives and dressing up offer something for everyone, along with an engaging shop of gifts and Victorian style groceries and a cafe/restaurant and bar.

Another museum volunteer, Maria MacDonell, added: “We are looking forward to welcoming familiar friends and new visitors for a relaxing evening ‘at home’ in the glen.

“We’ll be looking back to the old days as much as looking forward to the new, with all the changes going on in rural communities. Of course anyone who comes can add to the entertainment in any way they like!”