Folk takes over Dunnottar Castle

For more details, visit www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk

For more details, visit www.stonehavenfolkfestival.co.uk

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Dunnottar Castle was invaded at the weekend (June 28) by a number of musicians and singers to celebrate sponsorship by the castle of the Friday Night concert at the forthcoming Stonehaven Folk Festival.

Dunnottar Castle was invaded at the weekend (June 28) by a number of musicians and singers to celebrate sponsorship by the castle of the Friday Night concert at the forthcoming Stonehaven Folk Festival.

The weather was kind and shone for most of the afternoon as members of the North East Folk Collective and the Old Blind dogs played a one hour acoustic set on the main lawn at the Castle. Many people came just for the concert but many tourists and visitors stayed to listen in the sun.

Festival chairman Charlie West said: “Sponsorship of the Festival by local businesses is essential to keep the Festival alive, and sponsorship by the Castle of the Concert is especially appreciated”.

The Festival will be held over the weekend of the 9-12 July. Although the Town Hall concerts are already sold out, there is still plenty to do over the weekend including free concerts in the Market Square on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, sessions in the pubs and bars, storytelling and workshops. There will also late night concerts upstairs in the Royal British Legion on the Friday and Saturday night. Friday night will be an Americana night with guests Home Made Jam and Kate Lissauer. Kate, originally from Maryland, is regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Appalachian fiddle and banjo. Saturday will be a more Scottish affair with Ross Hull and Cameron Grant, Bob Sharp, John Colletta and the young band Tanarra. Tickets for the Legion concerts are available from Celtic Chords in Barclay Street or by ‘phoning the Festival ticket line – 07480 126320. There are also the Festival regulars – the World Paper’n’Comb Championships on Saturday and the Aqua Ceilidh on Sunday morning.