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Glenfarg Folk Feast

The quaint town of Glenfarg in Perthshire, Scotland, is known for its breathtaking landscapes, picturesque gardens, historic buildings and peaceful village atmosphere. Many visitors come to the town to escape the bustling cities, but once a year; those visitors also descend on Glenfarg to join in the fun and activities of the Glenfarg Folk Feast, which will be celebrating its 31st anniversary this year. Specials guest artists and exciting interactive attractions will again lure thousands of musicians and interested members of the public to this lively festival.

The Glenfarg Folk Feast will be taking place on the 17th and 18th of April 2009 and establishments who have offered their premises as venues are the Glenfarg Hotel and the Glenfarg Village Hall. Various activities and concerts will take place at both locations throughout the festival, and music lovers will have a hard time deciding which events to attend. The festival is a melting pot for a variety of folk music styles, artists and appreciative listeners and fans.

Activities at the festival includes children’s concerts, the World Puff-a-Box Championship, Original Song Competition, workshops, singarounds, Ceilidh dance and sessions, that will keep festival goers occupied throughout the day, and the concerts this year, have a number of well known artists and musicians participating. Audience members can look forward to seeing Tich Frier, Dave Gibb, The Farg Folk, Paul McKenna Band, Christine Bovill, Breabach, The Kinnaird Ceilidh Band and Grace, Hewat & Polwart in action. The genres of folk music will vary throughout the concerts, with each band and artists adding their own unique style to the lineup. Bands such as Breabach bring Celtic sounds to life, while contemporary folk music will the represented by Grace, Hewat & Polwart.

Those who are not familiar with the world of folk music, will find the festival to be a wonderful experience to see vocal talents combine with instruments such as bagpipes, guitars, flutes, fiddles, mandolins, whistles, percussion and bodhran, to create haunting and uplifting folk melodies. The Glenfarg Folk Feast is a festival for everyone to enjoy, giving exposure and creating awareness of folk music and bringing to life a festival that the entire family can be a part of.

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