Stonehaven Folk Festival selling fast

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Tickets for the 28th Stonehaven Folk Festival are proving to be very popular once again; the ‘earlybird’ tickets are already sold out.

Sales have already been made to America, Germany and Scandinavia - as well as locally - showing the appeal of the music weekend.

One of the festival organisers, Charlie West, is delighted with the demand.

“It is great to sell out the weekend tickets so quickly,” he said. “ It shows how popular the festival is and endorsing the fantastic line up this year.

“Online sales are becoming more popular, especially with people travelling any distance. However, popping into the local shop, Celtic Chord, is still very popular.”

He added that the festival has sold out for several years now, so encourages people to buy early to avoid disappointment.

The line-up is headed by Blazin’ Fiddles and Saltfishforty, but will also include the Scott Wood Band, Dallahan and Artie’s Tartan Tale, hosted by Artie Trezise, formerly of the Singing Kettle.

And for the more traditional tastes, on the Sunday afternoon there is the Tradition Bearers Concert, featuring traditional singers. This year’s guests are Grace Toland, Peta Webb, Ken Hall and Jim Taylor.

A range of workshops will be held on the Saturday and Sunday when the festival takes place on 7-10 July.

Individual concert tickets are available from Celtic Chords, on Barclay Street, or by phoning 07480 126320. For more information visit