Ice cool invitation draws folk music fans to Whale and Dolphin centre

The largest icehouse in Scotland is set to be the venue for another sell-out show of traditional folk music this weekend.

Spey Bay Icehouse, which is part of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Centre, will be opening its doors on Saturday for a night of music that has become an eagerly anticipated annual event.

The unique acoustics of the building one used to store Salmon has made it the perfect venue for a music event that creates a wonderful atmosphere.

Performances on Saturday will include music from Larry Duncan, Mike Blackburn and Sheila and Les Wheeler.

The annual event at the Scottish Dolphin Centre has been a sell-out affair for the last few years and booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Kate Hannigan, WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre Co-ordinator at Spey Bay, said: “Our Icehouse music events have become very popular over the last few years and it’s great to have local, talented musicians offering their support to WDC.

“Everyone at the centre is very excited about this year’s event and we extend an invite to come along and join us in this very unique venue.”

The Icehouse was built in 1830 and was last used for it’s original purpose of storing ice in 1968, when more modern refrigeration methods were introduced to preserve the salmon caught in The River Spey. It is the largest remaining example of it’s kind in the UK.

This musical extravaganza will be taking place on Saturday 13th September, from 7.30pm till 9.30pm and funds raised will go to the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre.

Hot and cold refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Ticket prices are £6 for an adult and under 16’s are free. Booking is essential and tickets can be bought from the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s shop or by calling 01343 820339.

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