Music at Aboyne aims to bring regular live music performances to Aboyne and the wider Deeside area. So far, it has brought a number of young (and not so young) musicians to play live in Aboyne Community Theatre and in Finzean. They come in twos and threes and fours – playing a variety of music from all periods. Some play accessible classical music, some jazz, some Scottish traditional. We have even had a tribute band – Simon and Garfunkel by Bookends – which provided much delight and look forward to welcoming more.


Friday 2nd September at 7.30pm

 Deeside Community Theatre

A concert by a brilliant jazz trio – sitting in comfortable seats, listening, relaxing, letting your batteries get recharged, perhaps with a drink in your hand…….

The trio is led by McCreadie, who emerged as a teenage virtuoso, but has developed into a complete musician, a passionate communicator and a consummate performer. His debut album, Turas, self-released in 2018, won the Album of the Year title at both the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the Scottish Jazz Awards and McCreadie himself went on to win the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2018 and 2020.
Formed in 2016 with double bassist David Bowden and drummer Stephen Henderson, McCreadie’s Trio has developed the ability to think, create, change direction instantly and play spontaneously with one voice, a quality that makes its live performances such exuberant, uplifting and soul-stirring experiences.

The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while honouring the American and European jazz legacies. Its huge emotional pull has brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe, resulting in appearances at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival and Oslo, Stockholm and Limerick jazz festivals. Will they do the same in Aboyne?

“real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times
“Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise
“Vibrant, progressive, wistful … and possessing a distinctive character whose root lies in both the artistic heritage and the landscape of McCreadie’s Scottish homeland.” – AP Reviews
“A virtuosic technique…high in emotional depth” – Tommy Smith
“Prodigious, cascading technique while communicating warmth of personality” – The Herald

This is brought to you in association with Scotland on Tour.


Friday 16th September at 7.30pm

Victory Hall, Aboyne

The JKL Duo met in 2015 when Jacopo came from Rome to Glasgow to complete an Erasmus year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since then, their musical partnership has taken them to concert halls and recital spaces around Scotland. They bring to Aboyne their imaginative and creative program, ‘The International Poet’, featuring new music composed especially for them during lockdown, based on some of the most celebrated works of Robert Burns. They have imagined what Burns could have created, were he alive today, in a world where physical distance is no longer the obstacle it once was to communication, collaboration and creation. The traditional tunes are still recognisable, but all with an international twist:

Breton Fantasy on Ye Jacobites – by Laura Snowden
The Lea Rig – by Stevie Lawrence
The Deil’s Awa wi’ the Exciseman & Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonny Doon – by Savourna Stevenson
John Anderson, My Jo – by Amit Anand
The Betrayed Melody (after Robert Burns) – by Francesco Leineri
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose – by Stevie Lawrence
Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad? – Fantasia on a Theme by Robert Burns by Vasily Antipov
Auld Lang Syne Samba – by Celso Machado
Ae Fond Kiss – by Roberto Kuhn Versluys

This is brought to you in association with Scotland on Tour.

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Bridgeview Road
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