Alexander Brothers come to Stonehaven

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THEY may have been performing since the 1950s, but the Alexander Brothers show no signs of tiring, bringing their own blend of easy-listening folk-music to Stonehaven Town Hall for an evening performance on Saturday, March 26.

Lanarkshire born Tom Alexander and Jack Alexander have a wide ranging repertoire featuring hits such as “Nobody’s Child” – which sold more copies in Scotland in 1964 than recordings by The Beatles – “These are My Mountains”, “The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen”, “Bonnie Wee Jeannie McColl”, and “Two Highland Lads”.

As well as being eternally popular here in Scotland, the Alexander brothers have proved they’re a hit on foreign shores, having toured Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand as well as appearing at the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall in New York.

It is now 50 years since they made their first appearance as professional entertainers at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath, Scotland.

In recognition of their contributions to the world of music, they received MBEs from the Queen in the 2005 New Year Honours List. The ceremony took place in Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.

The concert is just one of several events lined up for the Town Hall over the coming months by Chris Stirk from Ma Simpson’s. Others include the Bon Accord Brass Band, Iron Maiden tribute band Hi-on Maiden and Ballroom Gitz

Tickets are priced £10 (£8 concessions) and are available from Ma Simpson’s on Evan Street. The performance starts at 7.30pm. For more information call 01569 766264.