Kyle Howie played a lovely lunchtime concert today in the Wighton Centre. Playing a very nice set of border pipes, he performed a selection of lively tunes and medleys, both traditional and very contemporary, as well as a fragment of pìobaireachd.
Frigate Unicorn, Dundee
3rd January, 2019, 6pm – 10pm
A Guid New Year
Family Ceilidh for all ages to end the Festive Period
All Star line-up includes
Robert Lovie, singer, raconteur
Sheena Wellington, singer
Kyle Howie, piper
House Band featuring Alan Small, Karen Hannah & Kyle Innes
Tickets £10 adults, £5 children, £20 family
(price includes welcome drink and stovies)
For tickets and more information
Scottish 78s might make you think of Jimmy Shand or Harry Lauder, but there will be nothing as obvious as that on Wednesday 1st October. Instead, Simon Chadwick will show off some rare gems from his collection of old Scottish 78rpm gramophone records.
For the free lunchtime concert in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library, Simon will crank up his 1927 HMV portable machine to play a selection of discs dating from the teens, twenties and thirties.
Featuring stars including Marjory Kennedy-Fraser at the piano, and John MacDonald of Inverness on the pipes, the programme will present beautiful early performances of Gaelic song, Scots song, fiddle, bagpipes and clarsach.
The Wighton Centre, with its collection of historic Scottish music books, is a beautiful airy venue with a lovely acoustic, and will be the perfect setting to listen to the quiet, quavering sounds coming out of the antique machine – entirely acoustic and mechanical.
The event is at 1.15pm on Wednesday 1st October, in the Wighton Centre, upstairs in Dundee Central Library. Admission is free.