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Stonehaven Folk Festival was established in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. It takes place every July.
There are a wide range of events, many free, throughout the Town over the weekend from main stage concerts in the Town Hall to informal sessions and singarounds in the pubs and around the Harbour. Musically, a wide and diverse range of traditional and contemporary “folk” music and song will be on offer featuring local and International artists. There is also a good workshop programme using performers at the festival to share their skills and knowledge.
There are of course some fun things such as the World Paper’n’Comb Championships on Saturday and the Aqua Ceilidh in the Open Air swimming pool on the Sunday morning.
Annual festival held in Edinburgh celebrating the fiddle: concerts, recitals, workshops, talks, sessions, open stages, stramashes, two nights of festival clubs, and ceilidhs
Whether you are looking for a fun weekend away, a workshop to improve your musical talent, to find out more about your heritage or just an entertaining night out you will find it at the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival. It is based in Campbeltown and takes place in August every year.
Moniaive, the ‘Hill of Streams’ (from the Gaelic monadh-abh), nestles in stunning countryside where the three glens of Craigdarroch, Dalwhat and Castlefairn meet.
The annual Folk Festival takes place in May every year. Concerts, workshops, sessions, scenery and good food all happening in this small village. The Festival is part of a packed programme of music and arts happenings in Moniave throughout the year.
Created with the express aims of bringing great music to the hills of Galloway and supporting rural regeneration in the Uplands of Scotland, Knockengorroch produces two festivals annually in beautiful locations in South West Scotland. Knockengorroch is a Community Interest Company, looking to work for community benefit with not-for-profit distribution status.
Great concerts with the stars of Celtic music alongside workshops, community events, sessions and much more... The festival is held over third weekend in August all around Innerleithen, Scottish Borders.
‘HebCelt’ has become established as one of Scotland’s major festivals, presenting traditional and contemporary music from around the world. It takes place in July, in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Festival of the performing arts for young people up to the age of 26. AIYF has a strong traditional music programme centred on its summer school, The Splore, and the innovative trad music big band, Ceol Mor.
A superb weekend of Scots trad music and song taking place every September in the hardy Angus town of Kirriemuir.
Strong emphasis on the music of the area, although folk do come from all over Scotland to play and to listen.
The Festival format is based around sessions and concert/ceilidhs, with instrumental, singing and storytelling competitions taking place on the Saturday.
A traditional music festival supporting Scottish traditional musicians and singers. Their mid-summer festival features a ceilidh dance, concerts, talks, workshops and competitions.