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Folk-tastic line-up for weekend-long music festival

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2013
One of the winners was accordian player Rachel Oliver from Wooler.
Ref: JCNG RMF1013 5

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2013 One of the winners was accordian player Rachel Oliver from Wooler. Ref: JCNG RMF1013 5

Popular folk names will be taking centre stage at a three-day music festival.

The Rothbury Traditional Music Festival takes place from Friday, July 18, to Sunday, July 20.

It will see a host of different events around the village.

Umoja Gaelica, featuring American singer Lea Gilmore alongside musicians from all over the world, will be at the festival for the first time.

They will be performing in the United Reformed Church on Friday night at 7.30pm.

Also on Friday will be a ceilidh in the Jubilee Hall with the Tony Corcoran Ceilidh Band and an Open Mic Night in the Railway Hotel.

The Saturday of the festival is the main event with competitions throughout the day and an outside stage as well as competitions in various locations around the village.

Rothbury Highland Pipe Band will open the event. Groups performing include The Wilson Family, Rag Bag Morris, Highland Dancers, Benny Graham, Beat it Cloggers, Keep Calm and Carry On, Reely Rockin Ceildh Band and Rothbury WI Choir.

In the evening, the non-dancing ceilidh takes place in The Mart while All Saints’ Church hosts a concert with music from festival guests and competition winners.

On Sunday, those that want a bit more can join the final fling.

Some events are ticketed. See www.rothburymusicfes tival.co.uk

 

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