Monday 30th April 2012
Conductor Graham Reid's final season leading the Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society is being marked with a new song.
The conductor will be handing over his baton at the end of May and rejoining the traditional Scottish music orchestra where he originally started as a fiddle player in the 1970s.
To mark his achievements the society has commissioned a new tune by fiddler and composer Judi Nicolson.
Graham Reid's Silver Jubilee Reel was performed by a trio from the society for the first time at the conductor's final concert.
The evening, which marked the end of the conductor's 25th season, took place at Aberdeen's Lemon Tree Studio Theatre on April 29.
During the concert, a copy of the tune signed by all the orchestra members was presented to Graham.
Society president Graeme Henderson said: "There aren't enough words for the society to express their thanks to Graham for his enthusiasm, patience, humour and commitment over the past 25 concert seasons. Traditional music in Aberdeen has thrived as a result of his contribution."
The society works consisting of fiddle and accordion players aims to practice, perform and preserve traditional Scottish music.