Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival

Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival is taking place on Saturday 29th September with a hugh variety of acts. Don't miss it!

Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival

About Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival

Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival run by Queensferry Music Society, a registered charity.

Sat 29th Sept 2018 4pm - 8pm, then a music session from 8pm

Priory Church South Queensferry EH30 9RB

Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/south-queensferry/priory-church/queensferrys-2nd-annual-folk-festival

Huge variety of traditional music.
Relaxed informal vibe. Chat, snack and drink while you listen!
"Friends you haven't met yet" - local folk who like folk
Real ales and complete bar supplied by Ferry Brewery, our local brewery
Variety of hot food

The event follows our first festival last year, which everyone loved. We've got a huge variety of acts. The vibe will be relaxed and informal - people will be able to snack and chat as they listen. Ales will be supplied by Ferry Brewery, our local brewery.

The event will also give music pupils from local high schools a chance to experience of folk music in its "natural setting", outside school. They will play some traditional music, and then they’ll hear top class musicians playing music in the same style. It will set pupils a benchmark to aspire to!

The event is supported by grants from Edinburgh Council, Baillie Gifford and Cala homes (whose names will need mentioning, please). As a result of those grants, we've been booking some top quality acts, so this will be a unique opportunity for local people to enjoy some top quality traditional music.

About our venue (the Priory Church): Queensferry's oldest and most beautiful building. A lovely little place overlooking the Firth of Forth. Established as a Carmelite Friary in 1330. Restored in the 19th century. Now an Episcopal Church. Glorious acoustics. Soak up the history as you enjoy the music! (Note: The workshops will be in other venues. We will advise venue when you book)

DETAILS

Enquiries? Sean Sinclair 07960 449337

Venue? Priory Church Hopetoun Rd, South Queensferry EH30 9RB. Opposite the Police Station. Not that we'll need them!

Where? 15 minutes walk from Dalmeny Station. When you come out of the station, head west along Station Road, towards the town. Turn right when you hit the T-junction at the end. That’s it. You'll get a beautiful view of the water as you walk down. The Priory Church will be on your right as the road comes round by the water.

Any problems people can call me sean sinclair on 07960 449337 or email sean.sinclair@abbotresearch.co.uk

Daniel Thorpe, the 2010 BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, was born and brought up in the North East of Scotland and has been involved with music since a very young age. Daniel is a graduate of the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). Daniel has performed professionally at many high profile venues and events including the Speaker’s House in London, Holyrood Palace for the Princes Trust, and Stirling Castle for the Scottish Commonwealth Games medallists. danielthorpemusic.com/?page_id=2

Emma Carr-Martin - singer/songwriter. Songwriter and folk singer originally from Dundee. She is currently focussing her writing towards old Scots and won the 2017 Hands up for Trad Scots songwriting competition. Leith Folk Club say "Her dark-tinged lyrics are deep and rich, and she composes melodies to die for."

Folky MacFolk Face are a super-lively folk band whowrite all their own material. Its members are Dougie Torrance on guitar and vocals, Eabhnat Ní Laighin on fiddle and vocals, Jackie Mullen on mandolin, guitar and vocals and Nick Watson on accordion and vocals. When Jackie hosted her first folk music night in her home in 2016, Folk@Dalmoak was born. Out of these sessions, the four members of Folky MacFolk Face decided to take the next step and write their own material and get out there and play live. Folky MacFolk Face hasn't looked back since! Starting with a spot on the Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections 2017 (their first gig!), the band secured a "Highly Commended" rating from the judges. Since then, they've been playing live and writing and recording their own material.

Home Groan consists of six ladies with an infectious love of singing. They perform to local groups all over West and MId Lothian and have sung at Linlithgow folk festival and Innerleithen festival. They like to sing a variety of folk music and some Burns songs. They always seem to be really enjoying themselves when they sing, so the audience can't help but enjoy it too!

Graeme Pearson - Well-kent South Queensferry musician. Loads of fun!

Strings students from Queensferry High School

Our afternooon youth workshop players

The Queensferry sessoin players and friends. We have a monthly music sessoin in Queensferry. We'll be playing/improvising from around 8pm. All are welcome to bring an instrument and join in. Or join us for some songs!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Queensferry’s 2nd Annual Folk Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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