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A celebratory concert of traditional Scottish music, song and drama, raising much-needed funds for Braemar Castle.
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The spectacular architecture of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Braemar, Sir John Ninian Comper’s masterpiece, is the setting for a celebration of Scottish music, song and drama on the Sunday evening of the Jubilee weekend.
The concert features Paul Anderson, regarded as the finest Scots fiddler of his generation, alongside local lass Ellie McLaren, traditional singer Shona Donaldson, the Voices of Deeside choir, accomplished tenor Colin Hunter and local drama from the pen of the late Charles Barron performed by well-respected Aberdeen actresses, Yvonne Morton and Jill Hay.
The concert is part of a drive by the local community to revitalise and find a new purpose for this magnificent building which has lain unused for almost 20 years. The arrival of Queen Victoria to Deeside was the reason for the construction of the church and now, 164 years later, it is part of the celebrations for another queen who has lived to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
Proceeds from the concert will go to another community venture, Braemar Castle. Roof repairs are now urgent at the 17th century castle and the community has pledged to raise £20,000 towards the work.
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