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The Festival's music programme
of concerts, ceilidhs, buskers and tuition
just keeps on getting better.

The Music Master Class Children's Concert (Ballads and Bairns) will be on the Friday afternoon and this year will feature some massed penny whistle.

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The programme of Music Master classes in primary schools now enters its fourth year and will be taking the Flotilla as it theme. More ...

This year's Friday Night Feature Concert includes the Old Blind Dogs, Bruce Davies, North Sea Gas,  with MC the irrepressible Stephen Quigg. Tickets are selling fast so get yours soon online Book this event online

There is a double helping on Saturday night. You can choose between

(a) the Setterday Nicht Ceilidh in the Wally Green Marquee with the ever popular Makarakit and

(b) the harbour stage Flotilla Tribute Concert starring Gaberlunzie with Steven Quigg as MC. The harbour concert will be followed by a fabulous firework display.

Isla St Clair and friends will be performing in the Wally Green Marquee on Sunday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm. More ...

And nae jist that! There is also a full and ongoing programme of music and dance on the stages at the harbour and at Loch Soy. And the Gypsy Jewels Dance Troupe will be performing in the Wally Green Marquee and in the tent on the Dounie. More ...

The Festival is becoming increasingly popular with buskers who add so much to the auditory atmosphere and who give kids close up experiences of real music being made. So far this year the line up includes

bulletDick and Maggie Trickey,
bulleta folk duo called "Bridge The Gap" from the Ellon Area,
bulletRoger Penny with his tin whistle,
bulletAndy Duncan and the Whitewispers (2 fiddles, a guitar and a bohdran),
bulleta generous helping of talent from the Ugie Folk Club,
bulletat least four of the Aberdeen Shetland Fiddlers
bulletand with various other possibles in the pipeline.

Info about 2007 musicians -
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