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A jam-packed Tarbert Village Hall witnessed something special when a platinum-selling, Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter rolled into town.
Eddi Reader and her band played a sell-out St Andrews night show to raise funds for Clachan Village Hall Development Fund.
Armed with a few songs – some old, some new, from ‘stunning’ new album Cavalier – Eddi played a wonderful set of songs and told some cracking stories for good measure.
Opening with Charlie Is My Darling, she had the crowd eating out her hand throughout the set.
The ‘truly magical’ night was rounded off with Eddi’s number one single Perfect and Robert Burns’ Willie Stewart.
Eddi was supported by the ‘fantastic’ young Tarbert band Na Smeoraich, Clachan duo Raph and Eilidh and the Tarbert Gaelic choir, all of whom added to a ‘wonderful’ evening’s entertainment.
The organisers hope to be able to bring Eddi back in 2019, such was the demand for tickets, but for now its a big ‘thank you’ to Eddi and her band, Sound Acoustics, D McNair & Son, West Kintyre Windfarm Trust, Tarbert Village Hall, Islay Frigate Hotel, Tarbert Hotel and everyone else who helped and supported the event.
Eddi Reader performs in Tarbert. Photographs: Joanna Gray. NO_c50eddireader01
The show was a sell-out. NO_c50eddireader02
There were cracking stories as well as music. NO_c50eddireader03