Keeping it traditional

Karen Hannah who will perform at Three Bellies Brae on August 23.

Karen Hannah who will perform at Three Bellies Brae on August 23.

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TRAD Angus traditional music group are running open sessions of live traditional music over the next month, with the next being held on Sunday afternoon, August 21, at the Glen Clova Hotel, Glen Clova starting at 3pm.

The ‘key artistes’ hosting the afternoon session will be Maureen Jelks and Lesley McLuckie, plus musicians on guitar, fiddle, mandoline etc. Maureen and Lesley are two great singers with a love and appreciation of the songs of Dundee and the north east. They combine a great sense of humour with a warmth to their singing that draws the ear. Fine songs and great tunes.

The session coincides with another attraction that day as the Glen Clova Sheep Dog Trials will be held in the field adjacent to the hotel.

On Tuesday, August 23, the Trad Angus evening session is at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir, 8pm, and the special guest is Karen Hannah. She is an outstanding fiddle-player, member of several bands, widely travelled throughout Europe, America and worldwide, now based in Forfar. She is currently with Randan who appear later in the programme and is also busy teaching at the Wighton Centre, Dundee, where classes in fiddle and whistle have resumed earlier this month.

These are open sessions for singers, fiddlers, pipers, mandolines, whistles, guitars, bodhrans – all instruments welcome. Everyone is invited along to listen and enjoy the finest of Angus traditional music, and perhaps join in with a tune or a song.