Nae futrets in Aiberdeen… celebration of Doric dialect in city – Press and Journal

December 5, 2014

A rare necht celebrating the north east’s “mither tongue” will be held in Aberdeen next wik.

Nae Futrets Here – an evening of Doric poetry, performance art, folk music and stand-up comedy – will take place at Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee House on Friday, December 5.

The event – styled as a celebration of the region’s unique dialect – was thought up by local musician, Charley Buchan.

Mr Buchan, who runs local independent music label, Fitlike Records, and performs under the name CS Buchan said he hoped the event would allow Doric to be “taken seriously”.

He said that the name of the event, meaning “no ferrets here” was a reference to Doric comedy trio “Scotland the What?”

Mr Buchan said the name had “intended to suggest that Doric is not something to be ridiculed but can be taken seriously as well”.

He said: “I basically thought I could use a label as a platform for this network of musicians and artists to be recognised.

“Most of the folk involved have a fondness for the north-east dialect and putting on an event like this just seemed a natural thing to do.”

There will also be performances and readings from Scott Ironside, Barry Snow, Chemical Callum, Kitchen Cynics, Death Let Her and Jon Reid.

Head of RGU’s Open House cultural programme, Michelle Anderson, said: “RGU is delighted to be working with Charley in organising and hosting Nae Futrets Here. It is a brilliant idea for an event which both illustrates the fact that Doric is very much alive and kicking in the north-east and the great affection people have for it.”

Tickets are £7.00 and are available at

via Nae futrets in Aiberdeen… celebration of Doric dialect in city – Press and Journal.


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