WATCH: Ukulele sisters Chloe and Charlotte Hay from Cullen are Fair Trickit to be at Gordon Castle Highand Games
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UKULELE playing sisters Chloe and Charlotte Hay were delighted to get back on stage at the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair.
The twins, from Cullen, were among the early performers in the music marquee,organised by Leah Rossvoll.
Chloe and Charlotte, both 25 (Chloe is older by five minutes), kick-started the music in hilarious fashion with a set of songs dealing with subjects as diverse as making fajitas, hangovers and bemoaning a loss of Wifi connection.
They perform under the name Fair Trickit (Scots for I'm delighted) and threw in some covers, including a Shakira hit Whenever, Wherever.
The girls - who live together in Aberdeen - played regularly on the club and folk scenes across the north before the pandemic hit, but have been mostly singing online in the last two years.
Chloe is an intensive care nurse at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary,while Charlotte is about to complete her training as a mental health nurse at Cornhill/Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
"It's so nice to be out again and I think everybody needs some fun back," said Charlotte.
"This is so much fun because I think we have done two live performances since 2019."
They have been performing together since they were 14.
Added Chloe: "I just used to make a racket to be fair so we thought we would be as well putting a tune to it.
"We picked up the ukulele because our fingers were too fat to play guitar."
The girls were self-taught on the ukulele on YouTube.
They have played at Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy and at Belladrum in the past, and will be back at Portsoy next month.
Chloe added: "It is mostly Charlotte (who writes the songs). I have written the occasional one hit wonder but Charlotte does most of them."
"The fajita song was a joint project", said Charlotte, "I think we were just so excited at having them for tea that day."
It is fair to say the girls don't take themselves too seriously and like to have some fun with their music.
"We can play guitar but don't have the fingers for it and we can play the piano, badly."