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Lindsay Weir Duo

Despite a poor audience turnout, there was no shortage of good music at the January meeting of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club in Portree’s Royal Hotel when the Club’s regular players stepped up to entertain the appreciative listeners. Fiddle solos were contributed by Rachel Henderson, Wendy Riva and Julia Rudram while Peter O’Donnghaile gave a couple of sets on his Antoria 3 stop 1 row melodeon. On more conventional piano accordions the music came from Emily Matheson and Carmen MacAskill with the final Club contributor being drummer Charlie Oag. The remainder of the evening was devoted to a fine and varied programme of music supplied by the Club’s special guest band, The Lindsay Weir Duo. With Lindsay leading on piano accordion and Colin Garvin backing on piano it was a superb demonstration of skill from two top class musicians working together. From Rev Alex Muir’s haunting slow air, The Bays of Harris to the dramatic Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves from Verdi through the whole range of traditional Scottish dance tunes there was something to please everyone and earned the duo deserved acclaim from their audience. Calls for an encore were rewarded by a final set of 2/4 marches from the duo, bringing a great night of music to a close. The next meeting of the Club will be in the Royal Hotel, Portree on Thursday 6th February when the special guests will be The Iain MacPhail Scottish Dance Band.

John Grundy.


Scott Band Scottish Dance Band
5th March 2020

Iain MacPhail Scottish Dance Band
6th February 2020

Lindsay Weir Duo
9th January 2020

Scott Leslie Trio
5th December 2019

Janet Graham Band
7th November 2019

Isle of Skye (Photograph)