Departing from Aberdeen, the bus tours will be hosted by local guides who will relate stories of tunes and composers, with live music by NAFCo musicians providing a soundtrack to the stops at historic sites and landscapes of the North-East along the route.
Price includes entry to tour stops, a ticket to the NAFCo evening concert at the destination venue, and return transportation to Aberdeen after the concert. Participants will be responsible for their own meals.
PLEASE NOTE! All Day's Oot will depart from The Lemon Tree. Make sure to get there on time!
Celebrate the life and music of James Scott Skinner on this fun and informative bus tour. You will visit Skinner's grave, enjoy tea and a scone at the magnificent Crathes Castle, hear tunes at the Mill o Hirn, Sunhoney Stone Circle, and the Brig o Feugh, and visit the Scott Skinner Museum at Banchory. All followed by a break at the Scott Skinner Lounge where participants can have an evening meal at a special rate before carrying on to NAFCo’s Northern Crossings Concert at The Barn, Banchory.
*Tour price includes ticket to NAFCo concert at The Barn, Banchory, tea and scone, and admission to castle and museum. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own meals. (You are welcome to bring a picnic.)
This fascinating tour celebrates the life and music of Peter Milne and Hector MacAndrew and includes a visit to Peter Milne’s grave, a tour of the impressive Fyvie Castle (where we can have lunch at the café at a special rate), and a visit to the picturesque Aikey Brae Stone Circle. Stay at Haddo House for workshops and/or tour or continue on for a tea and scone stop, which will be provided at the resplendent Pitmedden Gardens. Dinner will be available to purchase at Haddo House café, followed by an evening of fantastic music at the NAFCo at Haddo House concert.
*Tour price includes NAFCo concert at Haddo House, optional NAFCo workshops at Haddo House, tea and scone, and admission to tour stops. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own meals. (You are welcome to bring a picnic.)
Optional Huntly pick-up available. Please contact Irene Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org
This tour includes a visit to Leith Hall, a tune stop at Fochabers – the birthplace of William Marshall – then travel along the coast to Banff Castle with tunes on the way. A quick stop for Macpherson’s Rant at the Plainstones, where the infamous hanging took place, and then on to the beautiful Duff House. Stovies and oatcakes, traditional Aberdeenshire fare, will be provided at Banff Castle before the superb NAFCo in Macduff Concert at Macduff Arts Centre.
*Tour price includes NAFCo concert at MacDuff Arts Centre, optional NAFCo workshops at Banff Castle, stovies and oatcakes, and admission to tour stops. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own meals. (You are welcome to bring a picnic.)
Alexander Walker was a journeyman of many talents. Across his lengthy career, he composed almost 200 fiddle tunes. This bus journey is in honour of his vast contribution to fiddle music, which reaches far and wide to this day. Paul Anderson, Troy MacGillivray, and Shelly Campbell will provide a live soundtrack to the landscapes along the tour. There will also be a heritage guide to provide an insight into Alexander Walker’s background, as well as the history behind his tunes. There will be stops at Dinnet for coffee, with further stops at Tarland, and the Lonach Hall. Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase on the day at Glenbuchat Hall. Tour includes NAFCo workshops, Guided Walks, and entry to the NAFCo in Glenbuchat: A Celebration of Alexander Walker Concert in the evening.
*Tour price includes NAFCo concert at Glenbuchat Hall, NAFCo workshops or locally guided walks, admission to tour stops, tea and scone in Dinnet. Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase at Glenbuchat Hall on the day, or bring a picnic!
Days Oot Tour prices include admission to workshops, tour stops, ticket to an evening concert at the destination venue, and return transportation to Aberdeen after the concert. Participants will be responsible for their own meals in addition to the tour costs.
Please note, tours will return to Aberdeen at a late hour after the concerts.