Fiona and Ruairidh head to Cruden Bay

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Cruden Parish Church is the venue for a very special concert later this month.

‘Fiona and Ruairidh on the road’, ‘The Wee Osprey Tour’ is a vibrant concert tour which takes in Cruden Bay, Fraserburgh, the Strathpeffer Pavilion, Boat of Garten and the Loch of the Lowes, starring Fiona Kennedy and young up-and-coming star Ruairidh McDonald.

The concert will feature a range of music from ancient Highland music with a contemporary feel, through to Paulo Nutini, together with some good chat!

Ruairidh (13), from Aviemore, first met Fiona when he went to one of her workshops and was immediately asked to join the cast of her production ‘The Kist’.

He has since performed in the Edinburgh Festival, His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, OranMor in Glasgow and at a number of events round Scotland, as well as recently in New York during Scotland Week to rave reviews.

The show will feature the new release of a song which was written esepcially for Ruairidh called ‘Fly Lady Fly’ from the production ‘The Kist’.

The song is in celebration of the record-breaking osprey ‘Lady’ who recently returend to The Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld, having completed the 6,000-mile journey which she has steadfastly made for over 20 years.

Commenting on the show, Fiona said: “There’s nothing better than getting out to sing to wonderful audiences at home in Scotland.

“I’m really looking forward to being on the road in village halls and churches with young Ruairidh and will be singing lots of well-known and loved songs.”

Ruairidh added: “It’s going to be great fun and I’m very excited about doing my first concert tour and getting to sing the new song about the osprey Lady.”

The concert in Cruden Church will be held on June 20 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from Rosemary Pittendrigh on (01779) 812220 priced £15 each.