Dalbeattie gets ready for Folktober Festival

Steve HicksDalbeattie launches their 3rd Folktober Festival on the weekend of the 7th – 9th of October 2016 and their line-up is sure to appeal to music fans from the town and further afield. 

Put together by the Dalbeattie Acoustic Club, events over the weekend include live concerts, song and instrumental sessions, workshops and a singing competition. The line-up features Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn, Haggererdash, Carol Anderson, Di Henderson, Finbar Magee and Breige Quinn, and Ailsa Mackenzie.

The running order is below (but may be subject to change):

Friday 7.30pm : Birchvale theatre

Concert featuring Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn
Finbar McGee & Breige Quinn
Tickets £10.00 (Call 0779 035 1952 to reserve)

Friday 8.00pm : King’s Ams Hotel (lounge bar)

Welcome Hooley session

Saturday from 11.00am : King’s Arms Hotel (lounge bar)

Drop-in music session

Saturday 11.00am to 12.00noon : Burn Street Hall

The Songs of Graham Miles: workshop with Ailsa MacKenzie
Admission £5.00

Saturday 1.00pm to 3.00pm : King’s Arms Hotel (upstairs)

Singing session

Saturday 3.00pm to 5.00pm : Burn Street Hall

Family concert featuring
Haggerdash, Carol Anderson and Finbar McGee & Breige Quinn
Tickets £5.00 (Call 0779 035 1952 to reserve)

Saturday 8.00pm Masonic Hall

Concert featuring
Haggerdash, Di Henderson, Carol Anderson

Tickets £10.00 (Call 0779 035 1952 to reserve)

Sunday 11.00am to 1.00pm : Masonic Hall

Singing competition
Admission / entry fee £2.00

Sunday 11.00am to 12.00noon : Burn Street Hall

Fiddle workshop with Carol Anderson
Admission £5.00

Sunday 12.00noon to 1.00pm : Burn Street Hall

Singing workshop with Finbar McGee & Breige Quinn
Admission £5.00

Sunday 1.00pm to 4.30pm : Masonic Hall

Survivors Session

Those attending the festival can get discounted camping for £10 (+£3 EHU) at the Islecroft Caravan & Camping Park on Mill Street (DG5 4HE). Call Billy on 077 808 47701.

Keep an eye on the Folktober Festival website for further information.

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