Programme of Events

The detail on this page are still subject to change as we fine tune the festival events. Please use it as an indicative programme until details for 2019 are finalised.

Friday 3rd May

Opening Concert – The Catholic Hall with The Cathal McConnell Trio, James Paterson & John Dipper … and more

Late Night Extra – The Catholic Hall with Rosie Stewart, The McKeaney Sisters, Maggie Macrae … and more

Saturday 4th May

Songwriters Forum – with Colum Sands, Dave Goulder and Dick Gaughan
Traditional Singing (Competition)
Traditional Style Songwriting (Competition)

The Bobby Robb Tribute Concert
– The Town House
The Big Sing – The Queens Hotel
Artie’s Tartan Tales – The Quay Zone

The Kist o’ Riches Concert
– The School Theatre – with Jock Tamson’s Ideal Band and special guests
Ceilidh / Concert – The Catholic Hall – with The Barrstools, Ali Macrae and guests
Late Nigh Extra – The Catholic Hall

Sunday 5th May

Jock’s Jocks
– stories, music and songs from the real life WW1 narratives
Storytelling (Competition)
Festival Folk Club

Meet Ewan MacColl
– through the eyes, ears, words and songs of Sandra Kerr and Bob Blair
The ‘Invitation’ Concert – with Guests and visitors
An audience with …. Cathal McConnell

The ‘Farewell’ Concert
– Catholic Hall with Bob Fox, Sandra Kerr and guests
The Final Session – with weekend guests and visitors

Throughout the weekend …

Festival Folk Club. Art Exhibition and Crafts. Sessions. Meet the artist .. with mentoring opportunities. Special events.