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Girvan Folk Festival 2018 – 4th – 6th May

GUESTS INCLUDE: The Tannahill Weavers; Adam McNaughtan;Len Graham & Jack Lynch; Rita Gallagher; Lori Watson Trio; George Duff, Kevin MacLeod, John Martin, Leo McCann; Nick Dow; Eddie Seaman & Luc McNally; Maggie MacInnes Trio; Margaret Bennett; Susan McClure; Aileen Carr; Haggerdash; Fàilte; The Barrstools; Suitcase Circus; Irma Helou; The Tattiehowkers Ceilidh Band.

Some of Girvan’s strengths.

  • It is a family festival.
  • Its constitution and defined focus.
  • Although it has a core committee, it was ‘owned’ by a larger group of people.
  • It seeks out new performers.
  • It books ‘special people’ – not necessarily stars, but people with an X factor.
  • Its links with Ireland and England.
  • It isn’t a ‘manufactured’ festival, it grew from established folk clubs and is organised by folk enthusiasts.
  • It remains small and acoustic,
  • It is on a Bank Holiday and runs for a full weekend.