Stoney set for folk festival

A previous Stonehaven Folk Festival
A previous Stonehaven Folk Festival

It’s all green lights for this weekend (July 7-10) as the Stonehaven Folk Festival takes place for its 28th year, with over 50 acts set to play.

Festival organiser Charlie West, said: “It is looking great for this year, the Town Hall concerts are sold out but there is still plenty to do.

“We have more international visitors this year with a lot of interest from the USA.

“The late concerts at the Legion are very popular and most of the Festival guests will also be playing a short set at the free concerts in the Market Square.”

There is also a comprehensive workshop programme being held in the Community Centre as well as many family friendly activities such as Artie’s Tartan Tales on Saturday afternoon and a family ceilidh on Sunday afternoon.

Festival favourites The World Paper n’ Comb Championships and the Aqua Ceilidh are also sure to make for a fun weekend.

There will also be hosted sessions for both songs and tunes as well as the many informal and impromptu sessions around the town.

To see a full listing of the almost 60 different planned activities, visit Stonehaven Folk Festival.

And the Mearns Leader teamed up with the Stonehaven Folk Festival last week to give readers the chance to win two sets of family tickets for the Artie Trezise show at the St Bridget’s Hall.

The winners have been informed after the deadline of Thursday, July 7 at 1200.

Artie Trezise is one of the founding members of the Singing Kettle, and is bringing his new, solo show to Stonehaven as part of the festival.