On Friday 6th October, the Glovers met for the first time since their reformation. The annual event took place at the Verdant Works Weavers Room. Speakers included Matthew Bellhouse Moran, Museum Director for HMS Unicorn and Past Deacon Convener, Murray Petrie. Deacon Iain Murray welcomed two new members to the craft, Bruce Donaldson and Murray Petrie.
The evening started with a performance from Dundee Schools band, Ceol Dun Deagh (Cool Dundee). Earlier in the year, The Nine Trades supported Ceol Dun Deagh, as part of a delegation of 47 musicians from Dundee secondary schools to attend the StraMu festival in Würzburg, Bavaria.
StraMu is one of the largest music and art street festivals in Europe, and three bands from Dundee City Council’s instrumental music service were part of it. Phil McGregor, education support officer for music, performing arts and culture, said musicians had to audition to take part in StraMu so it was a real honour the three bands had been selected.
He said: “They were playing at one of Europe’s largest street festivals with 100,000 people passing by so it was an amazing event, and one we hope they will remember for a very long time to come.”