Douglas Watson receives the Iain Crichton Memorial Trophy from Ishbel Crichton

 

The Lewis & Harris Accordion & Fiddle Club’s ‘Iain Crichton Memorial Charity Night’ took place recently, where a cheque for £2,890 was donated to Enable Lewis & Harris. 

The money was raised by members of the club playing at the Coop and Tesco stores plus the proceeds on the night. 

This brings the total donated to local worthy bodies by the club since 2000 to £27,607. 

This fundraising initiative was kicked off following the passing of Iain Crichton, a founder member of the club, a character, an accomplished accordion player and band leader and a prolific tune composer in December 1999. 

Also in his memory, his family donated the Iain Crichton Memorial Trophy to be awarded each year to the player who in the opinion of the club had made the most progress that year. There are some illustrious names on the trophy, and this year they were joined by Douglas Watson, who is making excellent progress on the accordion. 

For an equally enjoyable evening of accordion and fiddle music the club meets in the Caladh Inn on the first Thursday of every month starting 8pm and all are welcome.