Tunes to bring alive Mary Stuart festival
The Mary Queen of Scots Festival, set to take over Kinross this coming weekend, is billing bands as well as history-themed events in its festival tent.
As people gather in the town to see jousting, falconry and try the Tudor-themed food, contemporary musical performers will provide free entertainment over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Gorms are on from 1.50pm – 3pm playing traditional Scottish folk music. Then Mummy’s Boy, Craig Lithgow offers rockabilly and doo-wop, followed by the Cognac Twins, Dunfermline’s Craig Anderson and Paul Connelly, and lastly Calum Baird, a folky/blues singersongwriter based in Edinburgh, takes the tent up to 5.30pm.
Originally from Falkirk, Calum is at the beginning of his musical game, but has already had four years of experience playing venues from Aberdeen to London, across to Ireland and the European continent.
Sunday has trad folk band Kilter doing ripping sets from 1.50pm – 3pm, then once again the tent goes accoustic with musician Jason Brand, a talented young singer songwriter from Fife.
Aaron Wright and Ruth Gillies each perform their own songs later on Sunday afternoon.
Organisers say the free Mary Queen of Scots Festival will “poignantly” remember the turbulent life of Mary Stuart and Kinross’ connection with the castle on Loch Leven.
See http:// maryqueenofscotsfestival. co.uk/whats-on/tentprogramme/ for other great things to do under canvas on September 2 and 3.
Calum Baird will take to the stage at the festival