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Friday 7th September

Opening Night
Festival Opening Concert
Airlie Arms
8.30pm
Tickets £8
Saturday 8th September

Competitions
Competitions page

Forfar Instrumental Band
The Square
2.00 - 5.00pm

Prizewinners Concert
Kirk Hall, Square
7.00 - 8.30pm
Tickets £5

Concert Ceilidh
Bowling Club, Brechin Road
8.00 - 10.30pm
Tickets £8

Concert Ceilidh
Airlie Arms
including
The Wayfarers’ Project
Start 9.00pm
Tickets £8

Singaround
Masonic Hall
11.00pm
No Bar BYOB
Sunday 9th September

Kirk Service
The Glens and Kirriemuir
Old Parish Kirk
11.15am

Angus Heritage Week Walk
Thrums Hotel
Paul Anderson talks about fiddle playing, fiddle players, neep production and dairy cow genetics
12.15 - 1.15pm

Concert Ceilidh
Thistle Club House
Kirriemuir Thistle Social Club
2.00 - 5.30pm
Tickets £8

Closing Concert Ceilidh
Airlie Arms
Featuring surviving guests and others
Start 8.00pm


Music Sessions
These happen across town during the festival. Regular venues include Kerymor Tavern (up from the campsite on Glamis Road), Three Bellies Brae (generally instrumental in the main bar with singing sessions through the back), Roods Bar, Rennies Shop (2 St Malcolm’s Wynd), Airlie Arms (downstairs lounge) and Thrums Hotel. We’ve put some of the main sessions in the programme to give everyone a better idea of what goes on most years. This is just a guide, however, and visiting musicians are welcome to start an impromptu session where appropriate.
Friday
Airlie Arms Lounge
7.30pm

Kerymor Tavern
9.00pm
Saturday

Rennies Shop

Thrums Hotel
2.30pm

Three Bellies Brae
Afternoon/Evening

Airlie Lounge - Singaround
3.00pm
Sunday

Three Bellies Brae
Afternoon

Thrums Hotel
Afternoon

The Wayfarers’ Project

The Wayfarers’ Project features young musicians and singers brought together to learn and perform music of the local area. Working with tutors Josie Duncan, Calum Morrison and Sally Simpson in the run up to Festival weekend, they’ll play at the Airlie Concert on Saturday night. We thank The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Development Fund, administered by Creative Scotland through the Trad Music Forum for making this happen.

Any young musicians interested in taking part should email: office@traditionalmusicforum.org

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