Kinlochard 8th, 9th
& 10th
Nov 2017

The House Folk Scottish Music Festival


The Festival is over for another year and we hope everyone had a great time. Bookmark this page for future information for the next event.

  The Performers 2017



Billy Kay & Rod Paterson – 8th November

Billy Kay and Rod Paterson-click to enlarge

Alastair McDonald – 9th November

Alastair McDonald - click to enlarge

Bob Stewart– 10th November

Bob Stewart - click to enlarge

Feis Fhoirt – 8th, 9th & 10th November

Feis Fhoirt-click to enlarge


The MacGregor's Barn Venue Fri 10th Nov

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.

MacGregors Barn Kinlochard is a great music venue

A few previous Festival Performers  (click to enlarge)
Angus and Ali show their multi instrumental skills

Angus and Ali

The Deadly Winters on the minstrels gallery

Deadly Winters

Matheu Watson showing his incredible guitar skills

Matheu Watson

Jack Smedley and Steven Blake playing there own hardcore trad

Jack and Steven

What a stage presence’

Jock "The Box"

Gordon Walker-World champion Highland bagpiper

Gordon Walker

Amini BBC radio Scotland young traditional musician 2016’

The Lowground

The Scott Wood Trio

Scott Wood Trio

Fiona Hunter and Matheu Watson on Scots ballads

Fiona and Matheu

Fred Morrison performs tunes from his album Outlands.

Fred Morrison


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


Blairhuillichan clip | MacGregors barn night | Village Hall night | The Festival

Festival Programme


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.


Bob Stewart rooted in Folk
MacGregor’s Barn Friday 10th November
Soloist Bob Stewart has been entertaining the masses for over 25 years and plays a variety of Scottish/Celtic and contemporary acoustic music. Bob's performances are a very lively affair with a mixture of traditional and original material, a driving acoustic guitar sound, bodhran, vocals and mandolin (not all at the same time) and humour! Bob has been a full-time musician since 1989 and has played in several bands touring Scotland and Europe before going solo in 2007. He has appeared on many successful albums over the years and has a new solo album due for release in Summer 2017. Bob has also performed for the BBC on local and national Radio and TV. He has worked with many top folk acts including appearing on stage at the Fochabers festival, guesting on bodhran, with the Battle Field Band. Bob has worked in the studio with Ian McCalman who was a big influence throughout the years as well as Tich Frier, Andy Ramage, The Gaberlunzie, Blackeyed Biddy and many more to mention. He has also appeared at prestigious festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Orkney Folk, the Coastal Fringe and the Fochabers festival.
Supporting Bob Stewart rooted in Folk will be a duo from Feis Fhoirt.



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.
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