A feast of fiddles and more at music festival

Rothbury and Neilston Pipe Bands play at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2017. Picture by Jane Coltman
Rothbury and Neilston Pipe Bands play at Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 2017. Picture by Jane Coltman

Musicians and more will be hitting the right note this weekend as the annual Rothbury Traditional Music Festival takes place.

Held in the village from Friday until Sunday, the event, which is now into its fourth decade, will see a host of folk and traditional music being played, competitions for young and old, poetry, dancing and more.

This year will be the last on the committee for chairman Charlie Gale, who has once again praised the work of all involved in the event.

The weekend of music kicks off with a ceilidh with Old Heads on the Block, in the Jubilee Hall on Friday, from 8.30pm.

On Saturday, Rothbury and Highland Pipe Band will open the outdoor stage of the festival at noon with their renowned parade, followed by plenty of acts taking to the stage to perform.

Workshops will run from 10am in the Jubilee Hall, followed by competitions.

And Saturday night sees a trio of evening events.

There will be an acoustic concert in All Saints Church at 6.30pm, a piping and singing session in the Coquetvale Hotel at 8pm, and the non-dancing ceilidh in the mart takes place at 8.30pm.

On Sunday there is the final fling from 11am, and sessions in pubs.

For the full programme see www.rothburymusicfestival.co.uk