Members and guests were entertained on Monday 1st August by entertainers from this year’s Aberdeen International Youth Festival. The Seven Incorporated Trades have been a donator to the event for some considerable time and hold a concert every year as a charity event.
The first group of entertainers were the FM Youth Theatre from Malta, who sang four numbers from various shows including an energetic version of ‘Sit down your rocking the boat’ from Guys & Dolls. The FM Youth Theatre was established in 2012 and currently has 24 talented and energetic performers. They have built up a strong repertoire of work ranging from abstract physical theatre to musical theatre. Past productions include Cabaret (2012), A Chorus Line (2013), Fiddler on the Roof (2014) and excerpts from ‘Into the Woods’ (2015).
After the meal the second part of the entertainment was by Iona Fyfe is from Huntly, she sings modern contemporary folk music with traditional Scottish ballads, accompanying herself on the piano. Iona was a Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015 Semi-Finalist and has performed extensively across Scotland at festivals. She is currently studying traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
The evening was rounded off with a prize draw and funds donated will be gifted to a local charity by the Incorporated Trades later in the year.