The old mart auction ring at Alford Heritage Museum was transformed into an auditorium on 27th July as a sell out audience of around 130 people enjoyed an evening celebrating the rich music tradition of North East Scotland . Led by Allan Taylor, with Graeme Mitchell on accordion, Neil Dawson on fiddle and singer Joe Aitken, the audience enjoyed a concert of traditional local music and bothy ballad songs including favourites such as Lonely in the Bothy and Alford Cattle Show, from Allan Taylor’s album “I Gaed up Bi Alford”. The band were joined by young singer Corran Hutchison and accordion player Sara Keir.
The concert is part of a series of events throughout the year which build on the museum’s collection and which adds a unique insight into rural life in Aberdeenshire.
Our thanks go to local businesses, A&B Buchan and W&M Stuart who kindly supported the event.