Fund raising ceilidh

The North-East Scotland branch of an education charity that helps children and adults get ‘hands on’ learning to play the harp and hear its music is going feet first into fund-raising on Saturday, November 2, with a toe-tapping Ceilidh.

Strings of the gaelic harp – also known as the clarsach – will resonate as part of the Ceilidh to help the north-east branch of the Clarsach Society introduce more people to Scotland’s traditional instrument.

With harp players already in Edzell and Montrose and hoping to attract new players in Brechin area, the branch aims to offer harp taster sessions so anyone interested can have a go - just getting their hands on a harp to find out what its like and whether they’d like to take it up.

The branch is raising funds for harps to take into schools and community centres.

Harps will play a mini-concert at the Ceilidh Night at Stonehaven Town Hall 7.30 p.m. to midnight, which is headlined by Yous Dancin? Ceilidh Band.

For ceilidh tickets on the door or contact Pam McFadden on 01569 766200 and at pamelamc@uwclub.net or visit www.facebook.com/ClarsachNorthEast and www.clarsachsociety.co.uk.