ROBIN Fisher from the Arran Folk Festival will be the guest on Alan Grant’s programme on Friday 2 May from 6.00pm to talk about this year’s festival plus a chance to win 2 weekend tickets for this Isle of Arran festival and a 2-course lunch at the Douglas Hotel in Brodick.
This year, the Arran Folk Festival starts on Friday 6 June 2014 from 12noon with a Welcoming Open Session at the Douglas Hotel in Brodick, the main village on the island. The Welcome Open Session is free admission.
On Friday evening at 7.30pm in Brodick Hall, the opening concert features The Lorne MacDougall Band, Gillian Frame & Findlay Napier and the Mary Ann Kennedy Trio.
On Saturday 7 June the day start with an Open Session from 12 noon at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick with free admission. Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting live from the Open Session.
The Saturday Night Concert at Brodick Hall has on stage The Tim Edey Band, Scott MacDonald, Jennie Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter.
On Sunday 8 June from 12 noon there is the Survivors’ Session at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick and again free admission and in the evening from 8.00pm an Open Mic Night at the Douglas Hotel, Brodick.
In addition to the live sessions, concerts and open mic sessions, on Saturday afternoon, 7 June there will a Workshop called a “A Really Big Sing.”
This will be a singing workshop tackling some achievable songs and led by Gillian Frame, a singer and fiddler from Arran, best known for her work with Back of the Moon and Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers. Gillian is one of the founding members of the Hidden Lane Choir – a women’s choir singing a range of contemporary pop through to traditional material.
With her distinctive style and range of influences, this workshop will be great fun covering really singable songs for all ability levels. It takes place in Brodick Church Hall, Knowe Road, Brodick from 2.00pm until 3:30pm with tickets at just £5.
Celtic Music Radio outside broadcast team will be on the Isle of Arran to cover the Arran Folk Festival over the weekend on 7-8 June, 2014.