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.
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:
The 2021 concert was also held virtually and is here: