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Issued: 13 June 2012

Folk On The Water

Angus youth folk group Skirdechal have released a new CD.

Folk on the Water will be launched on Friday 15 June in the Reid Hall, Forfar.

Skirdechal are supported by Angus Council and Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.

The members are aged 10 to 19, and come from all over Angus.

The music is a blend of traditional and modern tunes from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton, Brittany and Galicia.

The arrangements make great use of twins Ewan and Kerr Barrack’s collective arsenal of piano, accordion, percussion, flute and saxophone - well matched by fiddlers Erinn Gray, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson, Nathan and Hannah Christie, Kirsty Haynes, Robyn Oliphant and Jamie Cairns.

This release marks a resurgence of traditional music in Angus, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the future of the group and their aims.

The launch event will feature the senior group performing sets from the album, alongside music from all the other talented members. There will even be a few ceilidh dances.

Tickets are available from Claire Muir at Angus Council on 01307 473847 or at the door on the night. The event starts at 7.30pm.

The album is available to download from Amazon and iTunes.