Take a seat for The Chair at Woodend Barn

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Orkney’s roof-raising band The Chair are set to play three special pre-Christmas gigs on the Scottish mainland in early December.

Originally formed in 2004, The Chair subsequently went on to international acclaim and are now in huge demand on the UK and European festival circuit.

They initially came together to simply fill dance floors at the Orkney Folk Festival, but have since developed a wider-ranging style and approach, which still fills dance floors but also suits those who simply want to listen to a terrific mix of traditional and contemporary music and song.

But they have never lost sight of that original ethos – to play great music, get people dancing and having a ‘reely’ good time.

Tonight (Friday), they will play Woodend Barn in Banchory, and then it’s on to Stirling on December 3 to play the Tolbooth before returning to the Barn with a special Sunday lunchtime event.

Douglas Montgomery from the band said: “Woodend Barn and Stirling Tolbooth are two of our favourite venues and we always get a really good and very lively audience there. With it being the lead-in to Christmas, we think these concerts will get everyone, including ourselves, really fired up.”

There will be a mood-setting atmosphere at the Friday night gig at the Barn with judgement passed and prizes awarded for the best/worst Christmas jumper.

Tickets from www.woodendbarn.co.uk or (01330) 825431.