Halloween in Huntly 2012

Hats off to all who took part in a hair-raising extravaganza for this year’s Halloween in Huntly celebrations!

This year’s Halloween in Huntly boasted an impressive host of multi-cultural celebrations. The evening kicked off with performances at the castle from Brazillian percussionist Mestre Allysson Velez, and Last Dance of the Unguiletes by performance artists Darren Farquhar and Olid Nordhaussen alongside students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Warm cider and local delights were provided at the Tastes of Huntly stall, run by Simon Preston who is currently undertaking a residency at Deveron Arts to host the project The Town is the Menu. The aim of the project is to work with the residents of Huntly to establish the collective palate underpinning the local food culture, and produce a menu for the town.

The Halloween event culminatied in a Drums, Beats and Lantern Parade to Huntly Square with music from the Ceildhamba samba band and belly dance performance by local group ChimeraDudendance also performed an excert of This Side of Paradise, in an eerily-lit vacant shop space for outside voyeurs.

Visit: http://halloweenhuntly.blogspot.co.uk/ for more information about Saturdays Halloween celebrations!

Below: Darren Farqhar born in the Huntly jurisdiction raised by drum playing tattie munching spiders, disciplined by garlic. Sent to Edinburgh College Of Art by mistake, on release has been a performance druid ever since. 

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