Accordion Duo Wow Dornoch – again!
For the eleventh year running these hugely talented musicians held a large audience spellbound as they made a couple of button-key accordions make sounds that convinced those listening that they were listening to a whole orchestra, an organ, strings or even the pipes.
In a programme featuring the music of Widor, Prokofiev, Bor, Heidrich, Bizet/Waxman, Khachaturian, Rimsky-Korsakov/Zubitsky and a number of other Ukranian composers, these professional musicians entertained us with their skill, their humour and their sheer virtuosity.
And all in the name of the charity Hippokrat, which supports the mothers of children born in the Ukraine since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986. Many of these children have severe physical and mental problems and need constant support, even though they are now young adults.
Each summer this duo devote their holidays to raising money to support these families who get little help from the state – a labour of love. They left Dornoch having raised nearly £750 (including about £120 in CD sales) and appear again tonight at St Andrew’s Fortrose.
They intend to return next year, so look out for them and make it a date – superb entertainment and a very worthy cause!!