Y: Yard of Ale T in the Car Park 2nd January 2014
Aberdour, Fife, Scotland
January 2014

This is an amazing annual musical event which takes place in the courtyard (car park) of the Aberdour Hotel, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland on 2nd January. It features Scotland’s premier Folk ‘n Fun band “Yard of Ale”. The atmosphere created here is lively, amusing and varied. People ‘in the know’ come from many miles around to partake and this year’s cluster of Special Guests include The Harveys Boys (that’s me and my chum Barry Turner), Madelaine Cave and the ever-popular Ian Macfarlane. Yard of Ale sing a multitude of songs from all walks of life. They play many instruments and always delight their audiences with their professionalism and witty banter. This year the courtyard was totally under cover for the first time ever which made the conditions to sit outside a lot less cold…thank you, as always, to the hotel’s super hosts: Scott and Iona Wilkinson (and all their happy staff) for staging this excellent Hogmanay event. This 22 minute film only captures a brief essence of what was an immensely enjoyable afternoon…thank you to all the audience who came and participated too. Haste ye back again next year…Aye.