The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra returns to Perth Concert Hall on 5 December for the last performance in their current "Homecoming and Burns Anniversary" series.
In a show, given in the presence of The Earl and Countess of Elgin, the Orchestra, under the direction of Director of Music John Mason MBE and Conductor Blair Parham, together with their guest singers Debra Stewart and James Nicol, Compere Jim McColl MBE, young dancers from the Myra Shuttleworth School of Dance and Pipers P.M. Christopher Bone and Andrew Brodlie will provide entertainment to suit everyone's tastes in Scottish music.
The items featured will include, for solo violin with orchestral accompaniment, Scott Skinner's beautiful "Cradle Song" and Neil Gow's "Major Graham of Inchbrakie" (Burns words "My Love's Like a Red Red Rose" read by Jim McColl), the SFO Glee Club with popular Scottish Folk Songs, the songs of Robert Burns, as well as more recent popular favourites and dance performances.
The Orchestra is joined for the spectacular concert by World Champion Class "Bucksburn and District Novice Juvenile Pipe Band" from Aberdeenshire under its Pipe Major Ian Dallas and Drum Major Scott Niven.
The highlights will undoubtedly be the Orchestra's unique and much praised version of "Highland Cathedral" and John Mason's Overture "Tam O'Shanter & Cutty Sark" complete with "Auld Nick" playing his bagpipes, the witches and the elegant dancing of Cutty Sark. The Overture is comprised entirely of Scottish music either connected with Burns or complementing the tone and entirely follows the epic narrative poem. It is featured on the Orchestra's recent DVD and CD dedicated to Burns.
The unmissable family show is carefully choreographed and is in the most capable hands of Jim McColl whose canny wit and humour is now as renowned as his gardening expertise!
For tickets and information call Horsecross on 01738 621 031 or click here.