Tarland musician comes to Garlogie

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A Deeside musician will be hoping to hit the high notes with an upcoming apprearance at Garlogie Hall.

Tarland youngster Rhiann Matthew will be one of the special guests at an open day and ceilidh to be held in Garlogie hall by the Traditional Music and Song Associaiton of Scotland.

The Aberdeen Branch of the TMSA hold their annual event on Sunday June 23 from 2pm to 5pm and have invited the junior winners from their competition day which was held in March this year.

Rhiann, who won the bothy ballad and traditional singing sections, will be joined on stage by Aberdeen’s Valerie Wagner (whistle) and Stonehaven’s Shona Coull (clarsach) as well as “The Young Fowk fae Keith.”

Also on the guest list is Natalie Brown, a fiddler from the American state of Iowa who is studying for a post-graduate degree at the Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University.

Natalie plays a wide variety of styles and includes some James Scott-Skinner tunes in her repertoire.

Any local performers in attendance will also be invited to take the stage during the remainder of the three-hour feast of entertainment for which admission is £2.