A major new music event is taking place in Greenock over five weekends this autumn – ‘Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival: Across The Generations’.
Regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde (ri) are the organisers and it’s hoped it will become an annual event. Celtic Music Radio will be broadcasting from the event which takes place at The Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay in Greenock.
The festival will run on five consecutive weekends from Saturday 26 October to Saturday 23 November at The Beacon with shows in both the main and studio theatres.
Overall festival headliner is one of Scotland’s top artists – Karen Matheson with her band. Karen is widely recognised from her sell-out Celtic Connections shows, The Transatlantic Sessions, both on television and in concert. To reflect the ‘Across The Generations’ theme, performers are aged from their 20s to their 70s.
Inverclyde musicians are on every weekend as part of the line-up. The Inverclyde artists appearing are: Yvonne Lyon, John Morgan, Martin Jones, Gordon McKenzie, Lynnie Carson, The Reely Jiggered, The Wherries, Ten Gallon Bratz, Eric Lindsay and The Alphabetical Order Orchestra.
To encourage community participation advance ticket prices at the low price of £5 will be offered for studio theatre shows and £10 for main theatre shows (tickets cost an additional £2.50 on the day of the show).
Organisers hope the festival will contribute to the continued progress of local creative songwriters who are increasingly making a name for themselves beyond Inverclyde as talented artists, and also afford recognition to more mature local musicians in the area’s prime venue.
Keep tuned to Celtic Music Radio for more and updated information on Inverclyde’s Folk and Roots Music Festival.