Music for the New Year at St Maragaret’s

Candles and music will herald a New Year at St Margaret’s in Braemar on Sunday, January 6.

Having breathed new life into this significant old church building with last year’s carol service and Jubilee Concert, the Project Team is looking forward to the results of an options appraisal report which will recommend how the building might best be developed as a hub for arts and culture.

Project Chair, Brian Wood says: “This is the start of an exciting year for the team and we are marking the occasion with a village concert featuring an array of local talent led by Tarland Fiddler Paul Anderson and pipes and drums from the Ballater and District Pipe Band.”

Concert organiser Pete Mulvey added: “We’re all looking forward to hearing the band playing in the building for the first time. The evening will include the recently formed Braemar Traditional Music Group, The Travelling Blaeberries, who, supported by the Castleton Dancers, will be making one of their first public appearances.”

The concert programme begins at 6.30pm but the audience is asked to be seated by 6.00pm.

There will be a final chance to belt out some favourite Christmas songs led by the village choir, the Voices of Deeside, and local tenor, Colin Hunter.

Admission is strictly by ticket only. Tickets are on sale now at £5 from the Braemar Pharmacy, the Braemar Gallery and from Wild Thistle.

The building will be heated but you are advised to come along wearing warm clothes.

Mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments will be provided at the end.