Paul stages an impromptu concert

Paul Anderson during his impromptu performance at the care home
Paul Anderson during his impromptu performance at the care home

Renowned fiddle player Paul Anderson delighted residents and staff at a Deeside care home with a visit.

He went through his repertoire at Balhousie Alastrean in Tarland.

Paul, a Tarland resident with close connections to the home, said he welcomed the opportunity to put in some practice ahead of the Music Hall concert he plans on May 3 to raise funds for Friends of ANCHOR and the cancer treatment unit.

He is recovering after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year.

The fiddler said: “I always enjoy my visits to Balhousie Alastrean.

“It’s lovely to treat residents and staff to an impromptu performance - it’s heartwarming for me and for them and this was good practice for my forthcoming fundraiser.”

Becks Brice, the care home’s activities co-ordinator, added: “Paul has made a few visits to the home and it’s always special to have him play for us.

“It puts a big smile on everyone’s face, and of course music is a valuable tool for our residents with dementia. Studies prove that it is great for reducing anxiety and depression, and curbs anxiety.”