After the midwinter feasting and the excitement of the local pantomime, January in Inverurie can seem a little flat, waistlines perhaps less so, but here is an appetising event to raise the spirits and cater to a different taste. Inverurie Music is presenting an afternoon concert on Sunday January 13th, 3 pm, at the Acorn Centre in conjunction with the North East of Scotland Classical Guitar Society (NESCGS). This is an extra “pop-up” concert and doesn’t appear in the season’s brochure. The Escocia Duo will be playing music including the poignant and lovely Farewell to Stromness (arr. Escocia duo) by Peter Maxwell Davies. They will also be playing their own arrangement of Wild Mountain Thyme. Other composers featured in the programme are Paganini, Bach , Bartok and Piazzola with lots of folk rhythms and tunes from around the world. Chilean guitarist Roberto Kuhn and Yorkshire violinist Katrina Lee formed the Escocia Duo whilst each studying for a masters degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. As a duo they made their debut performance touring Chile in 2017. Since then they have played a number of recitals in Scotland where they are currently based. In 2013 Roberto Kuhn was given the outstanding performer award by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile enabling him to study at the Royal Conservatoire. Katrina is Principal 2nd Violin with Scottish Ballet. Tickets are £10, children free, from Up West Craft and Design on the West High St, or at the door.