Girvan Folk Festival 3 – 5th May 2019
Artist List – Bob Fox – Cathal McConnell – Jock Tamson’s Ideal Band – James Patterson & John Dipper – Fiona Ross with Brian Miller – Rosie Stewart – The McKeaney Sisters – Fiona Heywood, Jim Byrne and Peter Campbell – Heather Haywood- Jim Bainbridge – Suzie Kelly – Kathryn Nicoll & Karen Marshalsay – Dave Goulder – Dick Gaughan – Colum Sands – Bob Blair – Sandra Kerr – Scott Gardiner – Mike Vass – Gary West – Ollie Rigg – Hamish Denholm – Ali & Maggie Macrae – Heather Yule – The Barrstools – Artie Trezise – Susie Kelly – Artie’s Tartan Tales – Jock’s Jocks – Lluke & Sarah Daniels – Bill Adair – The Bobby Robb Tribute Concert … and more
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Friday 3rd May
Gathering and Welcome Session -Early evening onwards @ The Westcliffe
Opening Concert 8.00 – 10 pm – The Catholic Hall – Tickets £12 / £10
The Cathal McConnell Trio, James Paterson & John Dipper, Fiona Heywood, Jim Byrne and Peter Campbell.
Poetry, Stories and Songs 8.00 pm – The Town House – Tickets £5
Jim MacCool, Girvan Writers Group, Bill Adair, Bob Blair
Festival Folk Club 10.30 pm – The Westcliffe – First ‘taster’ session Free of Charge
Graham Carter welcome visitors and Guests.
Late Night Extra 10.30 pm – The Catholic Hall – Tickets £5
Rosie Stewart, The McKeaney Sisters, Fiona Ross & Brian Miller, Maggie Macrae (Priority to Weekend Ticket Holders)
Saturday 4th May
Art Exhibition Official Opening and Book Launch 11am – The McKechnie Institute
Official opening of the Exhibition and the launch of a book of short stories by the Girvan Writer’s Group
Art and Crafts Exhibition 11.30 – 4.30 pm – The McKechnie Institute– Free entry
Art and crafts exhibition with informal sessions.
Songwriters Concert 11.00 am – 12.15 pm – The Town House – Tickets £5
Colum Sands, Dave Goulder, Dick Gaughan, Mike Vass
Traditional Singing Competition 12.30 – 1.30 pm – The Westcliffe – Tickets £5
Hosted by Maggie Macrae
Artie’s Tartan Tales -1.00 – 2.30 pm – The Quay Zone – Family Ticket £5
For children and families. Artie is known throughout Scotland from his time with The Singing Kettle. Artie’s Tartan Tales brings the songs and stories which every child will know and love to Girvan. (Note: All children should have at least one responsible adult.)
The Bobby Robb Tribute Concert 2.00 – 4.00 pm – The Town House – Tickets £12 / £10
Colum Sands, James Patterson & John Dipper, Fiona & Heather Heywood, Jim Bainbridge.
The Big Sing 2.00 – 4.00 pm – The Queens Hotel – Tickets £5
Rosie Stewart, The McKeaney Sisters, Maggie Macrae, Fiona Ross, Susie Kelly.
Songwriters Session: New Songs in the Tradition 2.00 – 4.00 pm – The Westcliffe – Free of Charge
New songs from writers attending the festival together with songs from the last 50 years or so which you consider have entered the tradition.
The Kist o’ Riches Concert 7.30 – 10 pm – The Catholic Hall – Tickets £16 / £14
Jock Tamson’s Ideal Band – Gary West, Mike Vass, Bob Fox, Brian Miller, Jim Byrne, John Dipper – with special guests Sandra Kerr, Cathal McConnell, Heather Yule, Fiona Ross, Colum Sands.
Festival Folk Club 8.00 – 10.30 pm – The Westcliffe – Tickets £5
Graham Carter introduces The Barrstools, Aly Macrae, Luke & Sara Daniels and visitors
Late Night Extra 11.00 pm – The Catholic Hall – Tickets £5
With Festival Guests including The Macraes, Scott Gardiner, Luke Daniels and visitors. (Priority to Weekend Ticket Holders)
Sunday 5th May
Art and Crafts Exhibition 11.00 am until 4.30 pm – The McKechnie Institute – Free of charge
Art and crafts exhibition with musicians and informal sessions.
Jock’s Jocks 11.00 am – 12.00 – The Town House – Tickets £5
Gary West, Scott Gardiner and Charlie West present a very special performance of Jock Duncan’s collected interviews of soldiers returning from WW1 in words, music and songs.
Storytelling Session 12.30 am – The Westcliffe – Free of Charge Led by Heather Yule.
The Legacy of Ewan MacColl – Tickets £5 12.30 am – 2.00 pm – The Town House
Sandra Kerr and Bob Blair, both members of The Critics Group, explore MacColl’s ideas, life, songs and legacy.
The ‘Invitation’ Concert 2.30 – 4pm – The Catholic Hall – Tickets £5
Hosted by Festival Guests with spots from festival participants
Poetry & Songs 2.30 – 3.30 pm – The Town House – Tickets £5
Bill Adair, Dave Goulder with festival guests and visitors
An audience with Cathal McConnell 4.15 – 5.15 pm – The Town House – Tickets £5
The ‘Farewell’ Concert 7.30 – 10.00 pm – Catholic Hall – Tickets £12 / £10
With Bob Fox, Sandra Kerr, Ollie Rigg & friends, Dave Goulder
Festival Folk Club 8.00 pm – The Westcliffe – Tickets £5
With Bob Blair, Fiona Ross, Brian Miller and visitors
The Final Late Night Extra 10.30 pm – Catholic Hall – Tickets £5
(with most of the weekend guests and visitors)
Throughout the weekend:-
Festival Folk Club. Art and Crafts Exhibition. Sessions. Book and CD launches, Mentoring opportunities.
Informal Sessions in The Westcliffe (meals available), The Queens Hotel (daytime), The Harbour Bar, The Vaults (meals available).