WATCH: Musicians and fans gather in Rothbury for traditional music festival

A long-standing music festival in Northumberland is taking place this weekend as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The 2016 edition of the Rothbury Traditional Music Festival started on Friday night and continues today.

An informal music session in the Turk's Head. Picture by Jane Coltman

An informal music session in the Turk's Head. Picture by Jane Coltman

Gazette photographer Jane Coltman was there yesterday to capture some of the action.

Ali Say was the winner of the open fiddle competition. Picture by Jane Coltman

Ali Say was the winner of the open fiddle competition. Picture by Jane Coltman

Rothbury Highland Pipe Band were joined by another band from Neilston in Scotland. Picture by Jane Coltman

Rothbury Highland Pipe Band were joined by another band from Neilston in Scotland. Picture by Jane Coltman