Kinlochard 7th and 8th
Now in its sixth year the House Folk Scottish Music Festival brings you two nights of Scottish music performed by top artists in a highly unusual and intimate venue. The concerts take place every year in autumn in the village of Kinlochard situated in the Heart of the Trossachs.
The concerts offer an expo of bagpipe, accordion, strings, fiddle, vocals and flute music fusing traditional and contemporary Scottish styles that have influenced the music scene around the globe. Each night differs from the other but both include a blend of great music for everyone with a mix of folk and traditional styles!
MacGregor's Barn is located on Ledard Farm overlooking Loch Ard and is a great music venue with atmosphere and character. Dating Back to 1604 with a bar and minstrel's gallery, it has everything for a great night of music.
Click on the links below to watch some You Tube video clips of the 2011 Concerts from each venue.
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Both nights start at 7pm for 7.30pm with two acts on each night providing entertainment over 2 x 30 minute and 2 x 45 minute sets also allowing for breaks. Complimentary drinks are included in the ticket price!
Thurs 7th Nov 2013
MacGregor's Barn Kinlochard Andrew Gordon's music features a rich mix of traditional and contemporary Scottish songs. Some Irish, Canadian and English tunes also make it into the set. Folkingcool.co.uk said there was something compelling about Andrew’s music and passion while singing. Fellow musician Brian Higgins has always been a fan of the “robust” rhythms on both guitar and bodhran that Andrew uses to accompany his distinctive and passionate singing. Andrew himself is well known for thinking that one of the reasons audiences get behind his music is that he “gives it some welly”.
Paddy Callaghan is a 26 year old musician from Glasgow who recently won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013 competition. Paddy, a gifted Button Accordion player, has an energetic style and an entertaining personality on stage. He has been engaging audiences across the country for a number of years and continues to explore the opportunities offered to him across Europe and further afield. Paddy is also an early visionary of Triscos (Traditional Music Discos) and, as an accomplished DJ, he shares this time between the various Trisco gigs and hosts his own weekly radio show called ‘Trad with Pad’.
Fri 8th Nov 2013
MacGregor's Barn KinlochardGillebrìde MacMillan is from the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background and Gaelic is his first language.Gillebrìde has been described as having a voice “that wine writers would love to set their vocabularies loose on – mahogany richness with hints of sea salt, perhaps – and he has a way of singing in Gaelic that conveys the gist and tone of a song by subtle inflection”. He has recently released a highly acclaimed CD, ‘Air Fòrladh’, nominated as Album of the Year at the Trad Music Awards. He has performed and taught Gaelic song throughout the world. He is joined by the renowned pianist, Mhàiri Hall.
The Scott Wood Trio formed in the summer of 2012 and are an energetic and dynamic band, with driving tunes and innovative arrangements. The trio consists of; pipes, whistle, fiddle and guitar and are taking traditional and folk music to a new level. With a wealth of musical experiences behind them, creating fresh and exciting material, The Scott Wood Trio produces a lively and contemporary sound.
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Festival Enquiries: The House Folk, Ledard Farm, Kinlochard, Stirlingshire FK8 3TL Telephone: 01877 387 219 & 07742 621 907
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