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A wee back story

£300/£4000 raised so far

Years ago, Scottish Settlers in the Bahamas introduced the button accordions to the local people who in turn, developed their local folklore on the instruments, playing & singing traditional Bahemian Songs, along side the goat skin drum and the Saw & Screwdriver. 

This music is known as "Scrape & Rake".

Over the years there has been a decline in the amount of young people taking up the instruments through lack of teachers, instruments & opportunity.  

Diana Hamilton, a local university lecturer, has invited Graeme & Magdalena Mackay to Nassau, to teach a group of young locals how to play the instrument better, along with understanding music, theory & all the things that go with being a musician.  While there, they will meet the elders who have been carrying the tradition for generations, hear their stories and find out more about the fascinating history of music in the area.

The biggest problem we face is the cost of the trip.  We are happy to work alongside Diana in seeking the funding required to cover the costs of this trip.  With your help, we can make this become a reality.

If you are in a position to help us today, please click on the green button below to be taken to our fundraiser where you will be able to donate to the cause.

We are also running events between now and August with the proceeds all going towards the project, the first one we have arranged is in Longmore Hall in Keith on the 10th May at 8pm.  You can get tickets from our shop. 

Click here for tickets

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