Linlithgow Folk Festival 2012

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.
080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

THE final notes of the 13th Linlithgow Folk Festival earlier this month ending a weekend jam packed with song and dance.

Bumper audiences went along to over 30 events around the town described as “another great success” by the Linlithgow Folk Festival Association.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

Volunteer Murdoch Kennedy said: “The highlights for me would have to be the opening concert,‘A Celebration of Linlithgow’, in the Burgh Halls, and the tremendous headline concert with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham.”

Events from Wednesday to Sunday included musical cruises with Cockleroy at the Canal Centre, Bluegrass band Longway, free music sessions, solo singers, Linlithgow Reed Band, the annual craft fair and a range of workshops.

Grace MacDonald on the Folk Festival committee said: “It was absolutely fantastic. There were terrific concerts especially having Phil and Aly which was magical, and they are keen to come back.

“The Nora Devine stage at the Cross and the Pedal for Scotland stage were very popular, with performers including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who were fantastic. We would like to thank committee volunteers, LUCS, volunteer drivers and the artists who also perform at Brae Court, and all the groups in the town that support the festival. It’s a whole community effort to celebrate Linlithgow and it was great.”

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

Folk flocked to events despite the weather, with a canopy put up at the Cross, and the outdoor ceilidh relocated to the bowling club.

Pictures by Gordon McBrearty

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.

080912 Linlithgow folk festival, action from the saturday.