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Gallery - Jelling Spillemandslaug

We were delighted to be hosts to Danish group Jelling Spillemandslaug on Thursday, 26 July 2012. The group were visiting Scotland for just over a week and were based mainly in Ullapool; playing and touring locally. Simon Gunn headed over to Ullapool early on the 26th and transported the group and their instruments to Inverness by minibus. A well-received hour long outdoor concert was held in Falcon Square, Inverness, in the afternoon followed by tea and bakes at North Kessock Hall.

Further playing and socialising in North Kessock followed, much of it outside in the sunshine by the Beauly Firth, culminating in an excellent buffet spread provided by Inverness Fiddlers and catered by Artysans of Inverness. After this excellent feast, all were entertained by mutual music playing and in particular by learning each others traditional dances. After a wonderful social evening, Simon drove the Danes back to Ullapool before heading home to the Black Isle in the wee sma' hours for a well-earned rest!

Open air in Falcon Square
Open air in Falcon Square
Open air in Falcon Square
Open air in Falcon Square
Al fresco in North Kessock
Al fresco in North Kessock
Al fresco in North Kessock
Al fresco in North Kessock
Duncan tunes up with Clachnaharry in the background
Duncan tunes up with Clachnaharry in the background
Pre-buffet session by the Beauly Firth
Pre-buffet session by the Beauly Firth
Another tune before tea?
Another tune before tea?
Some other strings...
Some other strings...
Les warms up the pipes...
Les warms up the pipes...
A break after tea...
A break after tea...
Les warms up the pipes...
Les warms up the pipes...
Les warms up the pipes...
Les warms up the pipes...
We're ready for the next tune...
We're ready for the next tune...
Hard at work on the buffet
Hard at work on the buffet
The buffet was well received
The buffet was well received
Inverness Fiddlers kick off the fun after tea
Inverness Fiddlers kick off the fun after tea
The buffet spread
The buffet spread
Lavona leads the way...
Lavona leads the way...
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Trying dances various....
Varied Danish tunes
Varied Danish tunes
Varied Danish tunes
Varied Danish tunes
Varied Danish tunes
Varied Danish tunes
An interesting Danish item...
An interesting Danish item...
Birl & Co in action...
Birl & Co in action...
A Virginia Reel before heading home..
A Virginia Reel before heading home..
A Virginia Reel before heading home..
A Virginia Reel before heading home..
Birl & Co round off the evening
Birl & Co round off the evening
Session by the shore
Session by the shore
Social shoreline chat before tea
Social shoreline chat before tea
"Come on in, the water's lovely..."
Simon tries an ancient Dolphin attracting sea shanty
Simon tries an ancient Dolphin attracting sea shanty
"That can't be Simon on the moothie!"
The Inverness girls fiddle team
The Inverness girls fiddle team
"I like these Danish tunes", Donald tells Margaret
Playing towards the sea always sounds better
Playing towards the sea always sounds better
Duncan suggests a challenging Scottish number next....
Duncan suggests a challenging Scottish number next....
Hard at play
Hard at play
"Let's try facing the Hall this time"
Even Bass players need a tea break...
Even Bass players need a tea break...