On the 14th October the inaugural excursion took place to celebrate the music of Alexander Laing.Alexander Laing came to Sorell from Scotland, as a convict and was assigned as a servant at “Nonesuch”, at Wattle Hill. After getting his Ticket of Leave, he became the District Constable for Sorell in 1821 and was later a constable at Richmond & New Norfolk. He was also a warder at Port Arthur for a short time.

Laing played the fiddle, mainly Scottish & Irish traditional tunes, but also became a composer and wrote original tunes about the people he met and the places where he worked.

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