A fantastic addition to the festival this year is the marvelous Umoja Gaelica show ‘uniting the world one song at a time’ created by Lea Gilmore (USA) and Paul Creighton with a African Americian and Celtic musicians on stage as part of their tour.
(Monday 14 July was in Troon; Friday 18 July, Rothbury Folk Festival; Wednesday 23 July, Perth; Thursday 24 July , St Andrews In The Square, Glasgow and Saturday 26 July, Kilmarnock. More information their Facebook page. Friday 18th July at 8.30 in the URC Church, Rothbury.
Also on Friday Night 8.30 – Tony Corcoran Ceilidh Band in the Jubilee Hall and at 8.00pm in The Railway Hotel an Open Mic Night.
Saturday 19 July:
Sees the Children’s Competitions from 9.30 in All Saints Church
10:30 -12pm Northumbrian Pipers Session and Workshop lead by Margaret & Andrew Watchorn – Jubilee Hall
10:30 – 12pm – Sing-a-round and Workshop with Benny Graham in the Congregational Gallery
10:30 – 12pm – Fiddle Workshop with Stewart Hardy – Jubilee Hall
12:00 – 4pm – Outside Stage – Featuring: The Pipe Band Parade; The Wilson Family ; Rag Bag Morris ; Highland Dancers; Benny Graham; Beat the Clogger; Keep Calm and Carry On; Reely Rockin Ceilidh Band and Rothbury WI Choir not to mention Storytelling with Ian Douglas and plenty of Craft Stall, Face painting and lots more!
6:30 Concert in All Saints Church featuring Festival Guests as well as competition winners.
8:00 Thomlinson Bunkhouse Cafe – Northumbrian Pipes and singaround.
Sunday 20 July:
11:00am Final Fling with the ‘festival survivors band’!!
2:30 – Stalwarts and survivors – ‘session for those sturdy people still wanting more music and song’
Please contact Festival before attending in case of any alterations or cancellations.
Have a wonderful festival and hope to see you there! Liz.