Musicfest underway

George Rodger Entertainment provided the music for a tea dance  in Uddingston Community Centre
George Rodger Entertainment provided the music for a tea dance in Uddingston Community Centre

MUSICFEST got underway yesterday (Tuesday) kicking off a full week of musical treats throughout the village.

The event’s founder Lorna Cammock got things underway with her mandolin at the Redstones Hotel at lunchtime, accompanied by a flautist and guitarist for some Scottish and traditional music.

Activities then moved to Uddingston Community Centre for a tea dance with music provided by George Rodger Entertainment.

Musicfest is officially opened by Scottish folk music legend Alastair McDonald tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm when he performs at Park Church.

One event on Monday has already sold out, as the Linn Lounge presents . . . George Harrison, a musical journey through the life, loves and inspirations of this talented Beatle, in the Cook School at Palazzo Kitchens at 7.30pm.

As a result of this success Linn Lounge is now planning to events run more events in the Uddingston area.

The other events taking place are —

Friday: Ukelele Kids from St Brendan’s School in St John the Baptist Hall at 10.45am; Fairweather Rig in Park Church Hall at 7pm; Alan Jones in the Rowantree at 7pm; and Open Mic Night started by Frank Kelly in the Anvil at 7.30pm.

Saturday: Uddingston’s story lady Lorna Cammock in Uddingston Library at 10.30am; Summerlee ‘B Flat Miner’ in Uddingston Old Parish Church Hall at 5pm; Open Mic Night in the Anvil at 6pm; and Ahmurneidh in the Rowantree at 7pm.

Sunday: John Lyth and ‘Two Wild Geese’ from the Iona Community in St Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 6.30pm; and Linn Lounge presents . . . The Rolling Stones in Uddingston Rugby Club at 7.30pm.

Monday: Silver Singers, Signers and Band in Croftbank Care Home at 2pm; Michael Campbell in Croftbank Care Home at 3pm; and Okalele Kids in Croftbank Care Home at 3.20pm.

Tuesday: Chitterybite Ceilidh Band in Park Church at 7.30pm.

All events are free, although a donation would be welcomed.

For more details visit the Musicfest website