Dozens of fiddle players from across the country will descend on Moray next month for a huge group performance.
Almost 40 local performers will combine with visitors to make up a huge orchestra for a night of traditional music at the Elgin Strathspey and Reel Society’s annual rally.
Players from as far as Oban, Falkirk and East Lothian have been attending special rehearsals ahead of the rousing performance.
The ensemble of nearly 100 performers, including drums and accordion players, will perform a specially-prepared programme of music for the night.
Elgin society’s musical director Ena Brian has been tasked with conducting the group.
Well-known duo Gemma Donald and Alan Small, who play across Scotland, will also feature on the bill, which will be compered by Gary Coull from Keith.
Society member George West said: “Many of the visitors make strenuous efforts to attend the rally and this welcome annual influx means there are usually somewhere between 80 and 90 players in the orchestra.
“The various fiddling societies all over Scotland all have their own rallies and a number of Elgin players would in turn attend them if possible.
“It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends old and new and also a chance to learn some new tunes.”
The 44th annual rally will be held in Elgin Town Hall on Saturday, September 16 at 7.30pm. Entry £10 for balcony, £9 for main floor, £8 concessions.