Local Events

Charity Masquerade Ball
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

John Watt is holding a charity Masquerade ball for his 21st Birthday at the Davron Hotel, Rosehearty in aid of Cancer Research UK, The Brain Tumour Charity & Home-Start North Ease Aberdeenshire.  The event starts at 7pm for 7.30pm for a set three course meal.  Bob Stephen Photography will take photos on arrival to go on facebook, Photoshoot Photobooth and live music bu Locked’n’Loaded.  Tickets are £40.00 per person including the above.

John requests no presents, but raffle prizes will be accepted.

Charity dance – Ban Car Hotel
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Ban Car Hotel will host a charity dance in aid of Friends of Anchor on Saturday, February 25th.

Tickets are £15; doors open at 8pm with music from 5th Avenue. Call 01346 532578 for tickets.

Opera Highlights
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm


We’re hitting the road this February on a whistle-stop tour around the country to bring you a musical mix of opera highlights. Our bags are packed and bursting with colourful costumes and props to brighten those winter nights. Jump aboard and enjoy an entertaining night-out, filled with energy, versatility and plenty of humour.

Whether you’re new to opera or a seasoned fan, there’s sure to be something for you, be it a tune you’re discovering for the first time or an old favourite you’ll be humming all the way home.

“Even my non-opera-loving husband enjoyed the evening! It was a treat for those of us who live so far away from large theatres to appreciate such a well-produced evening.” Audience member, 2016

This year’s cast is full of fresh new talent, including two Scottish Opera Emerging Artists and two recent graduates of the National Opera Studio. Former Emerging Artist repetiteur Jonathon Swinard returns to the piano and current Emerging Artist director Jim Manganello is at the helm.

Join them as they set off on an unforgettable journey featuring music by Mozart, Handel, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan and many more.


Aberdeen Sinfonietta Vivaldi Ensemble
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The talented ensemble will present programme including music by Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli and Kreisler.

Tickets for all five events in the concert series are available from Aden Craft and Gift Shop or at the door on the night.

For more information call 01771 624268 or 07729 791482.

Aden Park

Green Suitcase – Jazz
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An electric range of music with a jazz and blues influence.

Green Suitcase is a Band fronted by Justin and Carole Brook that play an eclectic range of music with a jazz and blues influence from Ella Fitzgerald to Bill Withers; Duke Ellington to Nora Jones as well as Justin’s own compositions.

Swing, Latin and Funk are all to be heard at a Green Suitcase performance.

Green Suitcase are:

Vocals: Carole Brook
Saxes/Clarinet/Keys: Justin Brook
Bass: Kenny Irons
Drums: Andy James
Piano: Fraser Burke

Tickets available from Aden Craft and Gift Shop or at the Door.

Lana Trotovsek (violin) and Boris Bizjak (Flute)
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Lana Trotovsek (Violin) and Boris Bizjak (Flute) performing:

G.P.Telemann: Sonata for flute and violin in G major, TWV 40:111
C.P.E. Bach:   Sonata for flute in E minor
John Hearne:   Conversations for Flute and Violin


F.A. Hoffmeister: Duet for flute and violin in G major
J.S.Bach: Chaconne from Partita for Violin No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia in G minor.

Tickets  are available from Aden Craft and Gift Shop or at the door on the night.


Turning the elements – Joanna Nicholson (clarinet) and Frances Cooper (soprano)
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Frances Cooper (soprano) and Joanna Nicholson (clarinet) present a lyrical programme exploring the theme of nature and our place in it.

– Folk Song arrangements

– 20th Century British and American song

And, at its centre

– A thrilling artistic collaboration – two suites of song commissioned from composers Rebecca Rowe and Stuart Mitchell Murray, setting new poetry from award-winning Scottish writers Jane McKie and Stewart Sanderson.

A backdrop of nature photography compliments the music.

Tickets available from Aden Craft and Gift Shop or at the Door.