Trad Angus Summer Sessions’ final fling

Kyle Howie will take part in the final fling at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir this Sunday.
Kyle Howie will take part in the final fling at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir this Sunday.

THE final fling of the Trad Angus Summer Sessions 2012 is on Sunday afternoon, 3pm at Three Bellies Brae, Kirriemuir.

The key artistes hosting the open session are ‘Randan’ – a driving band with pipes, fiddle, whistles and guitar.

Led by fiddle maestro Karen Hannah, who appeared solo earlier in the programme, there will be a grand repertoire of fiddle and pipe tunes.

Kyle Howie is a brilliant young Highland piper with a lot of experience as personal piper to the Lord Provost of Dundee.

When he was in his early teens he also appeared with the Black Watch and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipe Bands at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Add to that spells with the famous Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, currently gigging with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers who have just recorded part of the sound track for the Disney-Pixar film ‘Brave’. Kyle is also teaching pipes at St. Leonards School in St. Andrews.

Kyle will playing the Scottish small and Border pipes, plus the low whistle at the session and is a dab hand at the accordion.

The anchor man with driving, tasteful guitar accompaniment and arrangements is Alistair Cassidy.

This final session in the four week programme coincides with the 31st Kirrie Festival see www.kirriefestival.org/ These are open sessions, you are welcome to join in with a song or a tune, or just listen and enjoy the rich and diverse traditional music of Angus.

For more information about the Trad Angus and the artistes taking part visit www.tradangus.co.uk and www.nigelsjelks.co.uk