SHAWFEST is a new festival based in Partick.
Named in honour of Fraser Shaw, the piper from Islay who died of MS earlier this year, the festival boasts a range of activities for people of all ages.
Proceeds will go towards The Fraser Shaw Trust - wwwfrasershawtrust.com - which was set up to raise funds for a book and CD of Fraser’s work and to help develop new talent and arrange traditional music sessions.
All the trust’s profits will go to MS charities.
Shawfest opens on Saturday September 12 in St Peter’s Hall, Chancellor Street, Partick, with what looks to be a fantastic night of music.
Taking to the stage that night will be Talisk, Mohsen Amini, concertina, Hayley Keenan, fiddle, and Craig Irving, guitar, who are inspired by a blend of Scottish and Irish folk music.
Since its formation in August last year, Talisk has won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, performed live in session on BBC Radio 2 and won a coveted Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections 2015.
The band has also performed live at some of Britain’s biggest festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections and Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival.
Also on the bill that night is Hannah Beaton, providing Gaelic songs, accompanied by Innes Watson on guitar.
Gràinne Brady and Tina Jordan