Tunes to bring alive Mary Stu­art fes­ti­val

Perthshire Advertiser - - THE TICKET - Me­lanie Bonn

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.­pro­gramme/ for other great things to do un­der can­vas on Septem­ber 2 and 3.

Calum Baird will take to the stage at the fes­ti­val

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