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Saturday 2nd October

Saturday 2nd October

Saturday 2nd October

Saturday 2nd October

Saturday 2nd October
Saturday 2nd October

Across the Grain Saturday 2nd October

Saturday brings a diverse mix of music, art and heritage. Explore the relationship between violin sound, structure and materials with Paul Anderson and a collection of historic instruments. Enjoy highlights from the Scottish Culture And Traditions Youth Showcase with live performances from Aberdeenshire's young traditional musicians, or dip into Doric, past, present and future with a selection of podcasts to pick from. Pull up a chair and join us!

Saturday 2nd October Festival Programme

Free Scots Song Workshop with Evie Waddell

2pm: Scots Song workshop

Sing with Evie Waddell in this exciting 90-minute online workshop to learn some fantastic Scottish songs. Suitable for young folk aged 6-26, all abilities welcome.

Sign up in advance via

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2.30pm: Nordrach on Dee, Banchory

Join LLA’s Libraries service, and Aberdeenshire Council’s registrars to find out about the history of the Nodrach on Dee former facility and the people that worked there, at this local and family history event.

Booking essential: Book now - Nordrach on Dee

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4pm: Tone, Sound, Shape

Internationally celebrated north east musician Paul Anderson explores the relationship between the materials, construction and tone of violins, in this film short premiere commissioned as part of the Banchory Cultural Centre refurbishment. The session will include a Q & A with Paul Anderson.

Booking essential: Book now - Tone, Sound, Shape

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5pm: Creative Landscape Poetry Writing

Shetland-based artist Amy Gear who is currently exhibiting in Travelling Gallery’s Shapes of Water exhibition will take participants on a writing journey exploring the landscapes of the mind and earth. No previous writing experience is needed, and this workshop is open to anyone over 16 years.

Sign up information to follow.

S C and T youth highlights concert with special guest Evie Waddell

7pm: SC&T Youth Highlights concert

A concert showcasing performances from some of the amazingly talented SC&T Youth participants. Young folk from Aberdeen to Alford, Edinburgh to Echt- a concert not to be missed! Featuring performances and chat from guest singing tutor from the Scots Song workshop, Evie Waddell.

Join SC&T on Facebook Live

Join SC&T on YouTube

Fits a Dee, a summer podcast camp exploring the Doric language

Fits a' Dee?

This 3-part podcast presented by young people aged 10-15 embark on a journey into the past, present and future of Doric and the impact it has had on the daily lives of north east folk, with interviews from 'weel kent' faces, poetry, comedy sketches. This podcast has been facilitated by Ten Feet Tall Theatre.

Podcasts available here throughout festival weekend.

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Doric poetry and prose

Aberdeenshire Local Studies collections will be brought to life by these wonderful recitals of traditional Doric poetry and short stories. Complemented by information on the artists that penned these delights, sit back with a fly cup and enjoy.

Podcasts available here throughout festival weekend.

We look forward to you joining us over the festival weekend. 'Doors open' a few minutes before each live event, for a prompt start.

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