Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations

Hamewith Concert

Hamewith Concerts

The Alford Heritage Museum hosts the ‘Hamewith Concert’ annually. This is an opportunity for primary and secondary pupils in the Alford area to showcase their talents for music and reciting poetry.  The concert is named after the poem ‘Hamewith’, by local poet Charles Murray. Although the poems recited are not all by Murray, they are all in Doric. Doric is the dialect of Scots, spoken in the north east of Scotland.

The 2022 concert will take place on the 29 and 30 September.

The 2021 concert was also held virtually and is here:

Dunecht School Videos

In 2020, the concert was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert is available to watch on the Stories Fae the Howe Facebook page here: