To all our Irish friends

Want to come to the Festival but put off by the cost of the ferry? Why not leave your car at Belfast or Larne and come over as a foot passenger? If you have bought a weekend ticket and are coming over by boat on the 4th May, we will meet you and transport you to Girvan. Transport will also be available to take you to the ferry on Monday. Contact us by email to register your interest.

Looking forward to 2018 Festival

Well, we are starting to gear up the arrangements for 2018. I don’t think any of the organising committee of 1975, imagined that the Festival would still be going strong in 2018.

There is a new look Committee with some new “old faces” and a new “new face”. Pete Heywood who has been associated with Festival since the outset comes back to the Committee and with Maggie Macrae will make a formidable team on the creative and artistic side. We are expecting an exciting programme of “not to be missed” old and new artists.

If you were at the early Festivals you may remember the other “old face”, Stewart Sheddon. Stewart returns after a long absence to assist with general admin. The new face is Lorna McColm, a fine local traditional singer in her own right, Lorna brings some particular expertise in the fields of accommodation and travel, so watch out for special packages for the weekend being offered.