Joe Quinn from the Lomond Folk Festival joins Gordon Hotchkiss on Homeward Bound on Friday 1st April from 3pm.
The Lomond Folk Festival 2011 takes place from Friday 29th July until Sunday 31st July.
Artists playing at the festival this year include:
Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante
Alan has been an ever present member of Battlefield Band since a few months after it’s inception in 1969. The ‘Batties’ have been pre-eminent in Scottish traditional music for over 30 years, have toured all over the world and made almost 30 recordings.
Rob is a guitarist of exceptional skill and subtlety. He was born in the Netherlands and begun playing guitar at an early age. As his interest in music developed, he became influenced by the best of Folk, Rock, R&B and Blues. During the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s he toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Schiehallion are a Scottish Ceilidh/Folk band who are based in Inverness. Kenny Jamieson’s distinctive vocals attract a large audience and there are many loyal followers of the band.
The band consists of Kenny on guitar, bodhran and vocals, Stuart on accordian and Dennis on bagpipes. For larger gigs, such as the St Andrew’s Night celebrations and the Inverness Highland Games, the band calls in a drummer to augment their sound.
Yuptae were awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage award at this year’s Celtic Connections. The members are aged from 17 to 22, and are based in the Southside of Glasgow.
Yuptae members are sisters Roisin (piano, 21), Patricia (flute, 20) and Siobhan McArdle (fiddle, 17), engaged couple Liam Campbell (guitar, 22) and Colette Hunter (banjo, 21) her brother Daniel (fiddle, 17), their cousin Matthew Turner (drums, 19) and neighbour Roisin Anne Hughes (accordion, 21). The band were formed in 2008, after years playing together with the St. Roch’s ceili band and Irish Minstrels, their local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.