This year is the 35 year of Glenfarg Folk Fest from Friday 12 – 14 April 2013
This world renowned festival has a very special line up once again with
Karine Polwart / Antony John Clarke / Findlay Napier and The Bar Room Mountaineers / Real Time / Rallion/ Les Barker / Clamjamfry Ceilidh Band and would not be complete without The Farg Folk .. As usual there are Work Shops (fiddle /songwriting / traditional singing) with the Wold Puff-a-box Championship now in it’s 28 th year ! As well as the fantastic sing-arounds that an other highlight of the festival. So for today’s programme we go back to last year with the wonderful Mike Silver for a stunning concert. This will put you in the mood to go to the festival! But! Tickets are limited – so PLEASE book early to avoid disappointment
For the second half of the show we go to The Orkney Folk Festival which this year runs from 23 – 26
Orkney were down in force this year at Celtic Connections – it’s a wonder that anyone was left on the island! From The Chair to
the Orkney Gathering to their stunning performances on the Danny Kyle Open Stage with Graham Low and Jack Kirkpatrick who became ‘Danny’s’ and will appear at next years Celtic Connections!
This year some of the artist performing are Basco/ Blazin/ Fiddles / Boys of the Lough / Kerr Fagan Harbron/ Martin Donohoe and the Irish Gang/ Ne Rope String Band / Rachel Sermanni / The Henry Girls / Broken Strings / Hullion / Jo Philby Band / Maggie and James Nicolson /Orkney Folk Gathering / Saltfishforty / The Chair & Wrigley and the Reel – bull programme out in April
So from last years festival I bring you KAN with Brian Finnegan / Aidan O’Rouke / James Goodwin / Ian Stephenson – who are taking the folk world by storm ‘Kan is a unique melding of the bold and beautiful flute virtuosity of Brian Finnegan, from Armagh in the North of Ireland, with the expressive and daring fiddle deftness of Aidan O’Rourke, from Scotland’s Isle of Seil, cemented by the organic and intuitive drumming of Harrogate’s James Goodwin and the unfettered, playful guitar reinventions of Ian Stephenson, out of Selby in Yorkshire.’
Enjoy! Any queriesy please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My thanks once again to John Weatherby,and Kris Korn of Sound Sense for recording these concerts for me.