Three-day mu­sic fes­ti­val a suc­cess

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS - Stu­art Gille­spie

The fourth Folk­to­ber mu­sic fes­ti­val was held in Dal­beat­tie over the week­end.

Or­gan­ised by the town’s acous­tic club, the three-day event let peo­ple en­joy a va­ri­ety of folk mu­sic.

And there was also the chance for them to get in­volved them­selves through work­shops in har­mony and blues gui­tars and a drop-in mu­sic ses­sion.

Fes­ti­val direc­tor Billy Hen­der­son said: “It went pretty well and we’ll be hold­ing it again next year.

“We had three con­certs. Two were pretty full but the fam­ily one, un­for­tu­nately, was only half-full.

“Apart from that it was re­ally good. I’ve been get­ting e-mails from folk say­ing how good it was and that they’d see us next year.”

The Birchtree Ho­tel, the King’s Arms Ho­tel and the town hall were used as venues with per­for­mances from Sylvia Barnes and Andy Stan­age, The Hokum Hot­shots, Mary Bar­clay and Doug Car­roll among the mu­sic on of­fer.

Jump for joy School­child­ren join in the fun dur­ing a fam­ily con­cert

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