Back on the 12th of November, the Gordon Schools of Huntly had it’s annual Scots Night as part of the schools 175th Aniversary Celebrations – a resounding success with many musicians, dancers and the Huntly and District Junior Pipe Band as well as special guest Fiona Kennedy!
Fiona came into the school and worked with some pupils to create a collaboration to perform on the night as well as some of her own songs and it was just lovely!
The night was a success and the turn out was brilliant – although we had a tremendously long first act. Ciara Ennis sung a beautiful rendition of Ae Fond Kiss and the Gordon Schools very own Traditional Band took to the stage for their first performance since they got together!
2014 has been a brilliant year so far, winning overall senior singer at Aberdeen TMSA, the Grieg Duncan Competition at Portsoy and Best Female and Best Local Singer at Keith along with some brilliant weekends full of music! I’d just like to acknowledge that if it weren’t for all the organisers that are prudent in the festivals running, we wouldn’t have these festivals! And so these organisers are equally if not more important than the competitors and truly are helping keep tradition alive!
Speaking of tradition. In April I was given the brilliant opportunity alongside Joe Aitken and Geordie Muirison – bothy ballad kings, to go to Glasgow and to perform at the Barrowlands to support Aidan Moffat as part of his “Where You’re Meant to Be” tour! The night went brilliantly and it was an experience I will never forget!