Music at the hall

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The village of Kincardine O’Neil is embarking on an ambitious plan to re-establish itself as a live music venue.

In years gone by, the village regularly played host to a variety of local bands but in recent years this had all but disappeared. As part of a long term strategy to raise money for the repair and maintenance of the village hall, a new entertainment committee has been formed to try and re-establish the village along with its hall as an important live music venue. As well as bringing in much needed money, this initiative is also trying to bring an element of fun and live music appreciation to the residents of the village and the wider Deeside community.

Events co-ordinator, Phil Ware, said: “Our first event was held late last year when the Creoles, a 50s and 60s cover band from Aberdeen played to an eager crowd. Then earlier this year another local group, The Flying Piemen, provided the music for a very successful Ceilidh. There are also plans for a possible choir evening and even a Jazz event so a wide range of music to suit a variety of tastes. The long-term hope is to establish a calendar of events that runs to at least five gigs a year with the intention of making the village a regular stop on the Aberdeenshire touring circuit.”

At the next event on Saturday 25th of August, the village hall will be hosting local Torphins band Loki for an evening of music and mischief. The committee has created a facebook page ( as a way of publicising upcoming events and to act as a focal point for ticket sales and general chat.

Anyone interesting in attending the Loki gig, or indeed any future events, can get details from the “Kinker Events” facebook page or by emailing for more details.