Tweed @Glenlivet Hall
The 4 th May saw the much-anticipated Tweed @ Glenlivet Hall gig put on by Tomintoul & Glenlivet
Development Trust as part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. The Trust welcomed over 100
people to the stunning surroundings of Glenlivet for a night of Ceilidh dancing, music and celebration
of our areas finest export!
The band were itching to get started and despite a long drive back from Gairloch where they had
played the night before, began the night with energy and enthusiasm quickly getting the crowd up
on their feet with a mixture of reels, covers and their own material. The singer and fiddler was
particularly animated leaping around the stage encouraging the ‘up for it’ crowd to extract every
ounce of enjoyment from their night. After an energetic hour Tweed finishes the first set with
inspired cover of the 1990’s trance classic Robert Miles Children. The band took a well earned break
and it was time to draw the raffle. With five amazing bottles of whisky on offer, including a very
special bottle of 21 year old Cragganmore, kindly donated by Glenlivet Distillery, The Whisky Castle,
Tomintoul Distillery and Macallan Distillery the hall held collective breath as each ticket was drawn.
The raffle draw was ably supported by our local Councillor Louise Laing who helped draw tickets and
hand out the prizes.
The second half was as energetic as the first half and the band read the crowd perfectly
interspersing high energy Ceilidh tunes with traditional ballads and an unusual Cossack influenced
number. Before long it was last orders and the band wrapped up their set only to be demanded back
on stage for an encore. Another two songs later time was called and the band finished the night in
great style thanking everyone for their support and TGDT for bringing them to Glenlivet Hall.
Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust sold 107 of the 120 tickets available. We’re grateful for
support for the raffle from Tomintoul Village Store, Spindrift of Tomintoul (who also sold tickets for
us), Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre, The Whisky Castle, Tomintoul Distillery and Glenlivet
Distillery. The raffle raised £330. The event was made possible by TGDT volunteers who helped
organise and staff the event and by the 100 or so people who bought tickets and attended thanks
one and all!