‘Roon an aboot Fettercairn’ is the trail the Mearns Connections Ballad Bus will be following this coming Saturday (August 10).
Each year the festival Ballad Bus has been a great attraction, providing people with some interesting knowledge of the people and places of the area along with music, song and poetry to suit the theme.
This year well-known local man Alan Sim leads the event and will share his interesting and amusing facts with everyone. In addition to being a local historian and active in his community, Alan is very well known on the Highland Games fields both at home and abroad and being a Burns man he is a master when it comes to reciting Tam O’ Shanter.
Everyone is welcome to join the Ballad Bus and are invited to take part, to bring along their instrument, story or song and add to the fun of the event. The Ballad Bus leaves the Grassic Gibbon Centre on Saturday at 1pm and returns 3.30pm for a cup of tea. Tickets at £10 are available from the Centre 01561 361668, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mearns Connections is a festival celebrating Grassic Gibbon, Eardley and Burns and the 2013 programme of events takes place at Arbuthnott from the opening Oatmeal Supper on Friday 9th, followed by the Ballad Bus and Concert and draws to a close with An Audience with Frieda Morrison and Jim Brown on the afternoon of Sunday August 11.