Arran Folk Festival 2017




This year's Folk Festival will run from 9th to 11th June 2017. In addition to the now familiar sessions and concerts, this year we are delighted to be able to offer a fiddle workshop with Gráinne Brady on Saturday 10th June, and a songwriting workshop with Rab Noakes on sunday 11th June

A special "Early Bird" discount is available until 1st May on the purchase of a 2 day Festival pass
click HERE to buy.



Friday 9th June :

12 - 5pm - Welcoming Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick, Free Admission

7:30pm - Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets: £18.00
Featuring: "Top Floor Taivers", "Jenn Butterworth & Laura-Beth Salter", "Mike & Stef"

Saturday 10th June :

12 - 5pm - Open Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission

7:30pm - Concert, Brodick Hall. Tickets: £20.00
Featuring: "The Tannahill Weavers", "Rab Noakes"

Sunday 11th June :

12 - 5pm - Survivors' Session, Douglas Hotel, Brodick. Free Admission
Hosted by Uncle Keith. This session includes a mini-concert featuring Uncle Keith's pick of the weekends best session performers.



In addition to the above programme, we are offering a couple of workshops : Sat.10th June:

Fiddle Workshop

Gránne Brady is a fiddle player and composer from Co. Cavan, Ireland. Currently based in Glasgow, she is heavily involved in its folk scene, playing regularly with some of Scotland's finest musicians. She plays in a variety of different bands including her duo with Tina Jordan Rees, Top Floor Taivers, The Routes Quartet and another duo with Ryan Murphy. She also works with various music organisations including Live Music Now, Enterprise Music Scotland and Hands Up for Trad.
This workshop is for all abilities and ages.

Brodick Hall,

11am. Tickets: £5



Sun.11th June:

Songwriting Workshop - with Rab Noakes

Rab Noakes will conduct an illustrated workshop, lasting about an hour.In this Rab will highlight two aspects of his musical work - The first is songwriting and the other accompaniment/performance.
He will demonstrate some of the methods he uses as a songwriter referring to a range of songs written both by himself and by others. It’ll include how they were written, how they were improved and how they were considered completed.
The second aspect is the art of accompaniment. This relates to the songwriting as the narrative takes us from composition to performance. Rab will engage the audience in a Q&A session.
This is an hour full of information, music and stimulation.

Brodick Hall,

11am. Tickets: £5



Special Offer Price on the 2 Day Festival Pass available until 1st May at a reduced price

As usual, we are offering a Festival Pass, click HERE to buy a 2 Day Pass



We are grateful for additional support given to this year's Folk Festival by CalMac

 

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