Adam McNaughtan, The legendary Glasgow songwriter whose compositions include The Yellow On The Broom, The Jeely Piece Song, and Oor Hamlet yet again comes out of retirement to grace The Bobby Robb Tribute Concert which last year drew a Saturday afternoon packed house. Attenders are recommended to get along early for the best seats this … Read more
17 Apr, 2018, Gaiety Theatre, AYR. Tickets £10 The Girvan Traditional Folk Festival celebrates its 43rd year in style with an exclusive pre-festival taster session at The Gaiety featuring music from Maggie MacInnes, one of Scotland’s foremost Gaelic singers and clarsach players. In 2004 Maggie was voted Best Gaelic Singer of the Year in the … Read more
Girvan Festival is now constituted as a Charity as part of our strategic plan. It won’t make any immediate differences but it makes sense to us in terms of governance and strategy.
Margaret Bennett will be presenting a talk on songs collected from a Newfoundland singer Jerome Downie.
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 … Read more
GUESTS INCLUDE: The Tannahill Weavers; 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. The Tannahill Weavers – … Read more
The dates for the 2018 are Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May. JUST GIVING CROWDFUNDING Here’s another practical way small donation way to help support this year’s festival. Please share the crowd funding link with your contacts: Help raise £1500 to continue the tradition and build for the future of the Girvan Traditional Folk Festival … Read more
2024 will be the 50th Anniversary of Girvan Festival and we hope to reach that milestone on the crest of a wave. Although the committee has started working towards our festival in 2018, we have one eye on the longer-term future. 2024 will be the 50th Anniversary of Girvan Festival and we hope to reach that milestone … Read more
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 … Read more