Theatre engulfed

From the moment Billy Anderson opened the Angus Strathspey & Reel Society's 49th Annual Concert, the Webster Memorial Theatre was engulfed with traditional Scottish music and song.  Billy introduced the leader, Lindsay Downie followed by Conductor, Frank Robb and the orchestra commenced the evening with a lively two step followed by several well known marches, jigs and reels. 'The Angus orchestra was joined by several Fiddlers and bass fiddles from all parts of Scotland and enhancing the sound was Joan Blue on the piano.'As well as the great banter from Billy, it was with great delight Billy introduced his band 'Albany' and we were toe-tapping all the way.   The sound was phenomenal.   Ian Anderson was on rhythm guitar, on drums was Kenny Downie and on piano was Alan Kitchen who gave a great performance of Scott Joplin's The Entertainer.   During the second half of the show Alan joined Billy in some duets, both on accordions. 'The guest singer for the evening was Maggie Findlay who never fails to delight an a

From the moment Billy Anderson opened the Angus Strathspey & Reel Society's 49th Annual Concert, the Webster Memorial Theatre was engulfed with traditional Scottish music and song. Billy introduced the leader, Lindsay Downie followed by Conductor, Frank Robb and the orchestra commenced the evening with a lively two step followed by several well known marches, jigs and reels. 'The Angus orchestra was joined by several Fiddlers and bass fiddles from all parts of Scotland and enhancing the sound was Joan Blue on the piano.'As well as the great banter from Billy, it was with great delight Billy introduced his band 'Albany' and we were toe-tapping all the way. The sound was phenomenal. Ian Anderson was on rhythm guitar, on drums was Kenny Downie and on piano was Alan Kitchen who gave a great performance of Scott Joplin's The Entertainer. During the second half of the show Alan joined Billy in some duets, both on accordions. 'The guest singer for the evening was Maggie Findlay who never fails to delight an a

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FROM the moment Billy Anderson opened the Angus Strathspey & Reel Society’s 49th Annual Concert, the Webster Memorial Theatre was engulfed with traditional Scottish music and song.

Billy introduced the leader, Lindsay Downie followed by conductor, Frank Robb and the orchestra was joined by several fiddlers and bass fiddles from all parts of Scotland. Enhancing the sound was Joan Blue on piano.

Billy also introduced his band ‘Albany’ and the sound was phenomenal. The guest singer for the evening was Maggie Findlay who gave traditional and then American themes. Accompanying Maggie on piano was Alison Hart.