Kinlochard 8th, 9th
The Festival is now in its 10th year and takes place in three highly intimate venues over three nights in the wonderful setting of Kinlochard in the Trossachs. The concerts offer an expo of bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles. Each night differs from the other but all include a blend of great music for everyone with a mix of folk, modern and traditional styles!
MacGregor's Barn is located on Ledard Farm overlooking Loch Ard and is a great music venue with atmosphere and character. Dating Back to 1604 with a bar and minstrel's gallery, it has everything for a great night of music.
Rover Ticket for all three nights just £45.00! Late night Session after Friday Concert!
Click on the links below to watch some You Tube video clips of past Concerts
All 3 nights start at 7.30pm for 8pm with the main act on each night providing entertainment over 2 x 45 minute sets and support acts doing 2 x 15 minute sets. Remember the Rover ticket offer at £45.00 for all three nights!
Billy Kay and Rod Paterson
Blairhullichan House Wednesday 8th November In this concert we celebrate the Scots language and song with two well know personalities from Television and radio in this genre. Billy originally from Ayrshire narrates an evening of stories and experiences from the Scots tongue and Rod relates the presentation in Scots song. This will be hosted in the most intimate of venues and is a unique style of concert for the House Folk.
Supporting Billy and Rod that night will be a duo from Feis Fhoirt
Alastair McDonald - Kinlochard Village Hall Thursday 9th NovemberAlastair McDonald from Glasgow is a Scottish banjo-playing folk/jazz musician probably most famous for his recordings of Jim MacLean's folk songs, such as The Barras and The massacre of Glencoe, but also for some humorous songs, such as the jazz comedy song Sam the skull, about a Glasgow cat. Considered by most as Scotlands top entertainer with a wide range of music and humour !!
Supporting Alastair that night will be a duo from Feis Fhoirt.
Tap O’ the Hill - MacGregor’s Barn Friday 10th NovemberBrian, Mike and Bob's original incarnation of "Tap O' The Hill" took place in 1989. After borrowing money from Prince Charles and armed with a demo cassette they headed out to spread their sound around Scotland.
They play a mixture of traditional and original material featuring songs and tunes with a Celtic connection on voices, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, whistles, moothie and bohdran.
Their repertoire includes, foot stomping jigs and reels, songs featuring three part harmonies and slow airs that invoke the Celtic spirit in us all. Now after many moons the stars aligned and fate reformed Tap O' The Hill.
The name comes from the area at the tap o' the Hilltoon in Dundee, marked by the Hilltoon clock.
Supporting Tap O' The Hill will be a duo from Feis Fhoirt.
Facebook: Tap o' The Hill
The Feis Fhiort translates as Forth Festival is an organisation covering the Forth valley area of Central Scotland with the aim of encouraging young people to take an active part in enjoying the language, music, song and dance of the Scottish Gaelic Tradition.
Youngsters aged eight to eighteen years come together and develop skills in the Gaelic arts on a wide range of instruments. Over the period of the House Folk festival members of Fèis Fhoirt will complement the main acts with instrumental duo’s.
Website – www.feisfhoirt.org.uk
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