Danes to join Deeside duo for tour

Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson

Deeside fiddler Paul Anderson will be joined by some guests from Denmark as part of a special three-town tour of the North- east.

Danish folk duo Rannok are making the trip to Scotland for joint concert’s with the well-known Tarland fiddler Paul and Deeside singer Shona Donaldson.

Tarland Primary School, Braemar Village Hall and Huntly’s Gordon Arms Hotel will be the venues for the shows.

There will also be a chance to learn some Danish musical tips from Rannok as they will be hosting a music workshop at the Braemar and Huntly shows.

While studying at The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark, Michael Graubæk and pianist Theis Langlands started the Rannok duo.

Rannok released their first album in 2010, dedicating it to both the Danish folk music tradition and to innovation.

Michael said: “When we are composing our own music we are influenced by the traditional sound of Danish music and the Scots as well. Theis is married to a Scots girl and has lived in Scotland, so we know the music. A couple of hundred years back, the Danish and British traditions were closer than they are today, and that’s the sound we’re aiming for”.

Rannok, Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson will be appearing at Tarland Primary School in Tarland on Friday, March 14 with the concert beginning at 7pm and tickets at £7.

On Saturday, March 15 in Braemar Rannok will be leading a music workshop in the Village Hall at 2pm and all instruments are welcome to learn from two of Denmark’s most acclaimed musicians. The workshop will cost £10.

The concert in Braemar will be in The Village Hall at 7.30pm and tickets are £7.

On the Sunday Rannok will again be leading a workshop in The Gordon Arms Hotel in Huntly at 2pm with all instruments welcome and it is £10.

The concert on Sunday night will be in The Gordon Arms Hotel, Huntly at 7.30pm.