Banffshire Coast Event Guide

April 2014 Events

Blyde Lasses - at Upstairs at the Kelpie, Banff Castle

Blyde Lasses - at Upstairs at the Kelpie, Banff Castle4th Apr

A Shetland-flavoured, Aberdeen-based, worldwide-travelling fiddle, concertina and vocals duo. 

Claire White was raised in Shetland and has played as a member of Shetland's Young Heritage for many years.  She is a sought-after fiddle player in ceilidh bands throughout North-East Scotland.  Frances Wilkins is an ethnomusicologist by trade, has toured extensively with the band Solan and studied music at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.  They have played together since 2007, undertaken world-wide tours and released their debut album in 2013.

Knitting Workshop

Knitting Workshop7th Apr,  14th Apr,  21st Apr,  28th Apr

Come and join the Bothy Knitters - suitable for any level from beginners to advanced - from 10.00 to 12.00.

Learn new techniques and take a sneaky peak at some of the projects coming up for the group.

Join this informal get together, share thoughts, ideas and a blether.

Turra Market

Turra Market19th Apr

Market Day in the Heart of Aberdeenshire

From its historic origins, Turriff is once again The Market Town at the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. 

Farmers Market, Arts, Crafts and Entertainment make Turra Market the destination of choice every 3rd Saturday of the month.

A great family day out.

Tiddlers Fun Time at the Aquarium

Tiddlers Fun Time at the Aquarium7th Apr,  14th Apr,  21st Apr,  28th Apr

A series of fun-filled weekly sessions, specifically designed for pre-school children - lifting the lid on life below the waves through themed activities, stories and games.  A story-time puppet show will be a highlight of the sessions.  Each session will introduce a marine tale with a different theme, exploring the underwater world through colour, shape and numbers along with quests to find mermaids, monsters and treasure.  Normal admission prices apply.

For more information, contact the Aquarium on 01261 833369, visit macduff-aquarium.org.uk, or check out the aquarium's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/macduffmarineaquarium.

Ceilidh - Historic Banffshire/Kronach Twinning Association

Ceilidh - Historic Banffshire/Kronach Twinning Association25th Apr

The Historic Banffshire Kronach Twinning Association is holding a fundraising ceilidh - with the talented Strathspey Fiddlers who are headed to Kronach in August 2014 for the annual Schutzenfest.  Stovies will be served from 7.30 p.m., and there will be a raffle with many fantastic prizes already donated.

Funds raised will support the ongoing fostering of links between the young people of Landkreis Kronach and Banffshire.  The annual youth group will be visiting Cullen in August, and in September a school group from the Frankenwald Gymnasium in Kronach will be visiting Banffshire for the first time.

To book tickets, please e-mail banffshirekronach@gmail.com by 18th April 2014.

Live Music with Fubar

Live Music with Fubar26th Apr

Members and Guests Welcome

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