Music event creates a stir

A suggestion to create a music event in Brechin on the Brechin Advertiser Facebook page, similar to those held in Montrose and Forfar, has been received with so much support that people are already offering to help make the idea a reality.

Within hours of Graeme Strachan posting his suggestion on Facebook almost 100 people had “liked” the post and many others had offered to help with the planning of the event.

And, it is not just those on Facebook who think an music event would benefit Brechin.

An idea to create a music based event was also voiced at a recent meeting of the City of Brechin and Area Community Council.

The idea surfaced after Graeme suggested tying in the Brechin Pageant with local bands, continuing with live music in pubs at night.

Commenting on Facebook, Graeme said: “Dingle Dell would be the ideal place for a music event. It is the perfect shape and there is a play park right next to it for the kids.

“If Kirriemuir can have a music day/night in the den then there is nothing stopping us having “a day in the dell”.

“Local bands love events like that and so do local people.

“Dingle Dell during the day followed by live music in the Brechin pubs at night would be a guaranteed hit.

“[There could be a] big barbecue in The Stables car park, music in the high street in the evening and lots of people attracted to the town, even a concert in the City Hall on the Sunday to top it off, or the Friday to kick off the weekend.

“We could even have a karaoke competition in the pubs in the run up to the day event at Dingle Dell with the winners from each pub performing on the stage between bands with the crowd voting for the winner. Just ideas just now obviously.

“If Montrose can get the likes of Ocean Colour Scene to play there then what’s stopping them or similar sized bands coming to Brechin?

“Let’s get it organised for next year.”

Almost as instantly as the post was published people were offering their support to help, from helping look for local bands to play at the event, to offering help with First Aid.

It has even suggested that bands could play in the band stand at the park.

Planning on the next step to creating this even is Christopher Black who commented: “What we do now, [we need to] do is some research.

“Ask what pubs would be willing to participate; see what permits are required of using public spaces; vending and entertainment permits for outdoors; etc and put this altogether and approach the local councillors.”