Dloko Choir to perform at Drum

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Inspirational young singers from South Africa are set to perform outside Aberdeenshire’s oldest castle this weekend.

As part of the celebrations for the re-launch of the Old Tower of Drum, the young, talented choir will perform at the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle on Saturday, August 9 – ahead of their shows later that day at the Woodend Barn in Banchory.

The Dloko Choir comprises of 33 teenagers from the poverty-stricken Umlazi Township in Durban.

However, by being part of the Dloko Choir they have an opportunity to gain in confidence and look forward to a brighter future.

They sing without sheet music, inspired by faith and love of music.

They have travelled to Scotland as part of the Scottish Youth Festival and the stop off at Drum Castle is a rare chance for the choir to see one of the key historical landmarks of Aberdeenshire.

The choir are also performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe while in Scotland.

Drum Castle manager, Alison Burke said: “I am so proud to welcome the Dloko Choir to Drum.

“Their perfect harmonies will resonate throughout Drum’s ancient courtyard and the castle will be enriched beyond measure by their presence.”

The choir will be received by David Irvine, 26th Laird of Drum and Carolyn Irvine, the Lady Drum.