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Phil and Aly top the bill at Folk Festival

Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will headline Linlithgow Folk Festival in September.

Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will headline Linlithgow Folk Festival in September.

Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain will headline this year’s Linlithgow Folk Festival.

The world-famous duo are making a welcome return to Linlithgow, where they played to a sell-out audience three years ago.

Their concert on Friday, September 12, in the Academy Theatre will be the high point of the five-day celebration of music, dance and song, running from September 10-14.

Now in its 16th year, the Festival is firmly established on the traditional music scene and all the mainstay events will take place again. These include the musical cruises on the canal, the outdoor ceilidh, the Hub at the Masonic Hall, the various pub sessions and the Nora Devine Stage at the Cross.

Festival chairman, Murdoch Kennedy, explained: “We are trying to keep things fresh, as well as continuing to raise the bar. New events will take place and we will hold the main concert on the Friday night for the first time. This will free up the Saturday night and allow us to try other things.

“We greatly value our partner organisations whose involvement helps us make the Festival bigger and better. This year, we are delighted to welcome the Star and Garter Hotel on board.

‘‘We are currently talking to other potential partners and hope to announce further events in the coming weeks.”

Full details of all the events can be found in the 12-page festival guide now available at the Burgh Halls and other local outlets or visit the website www.linlithgowfolk.com

 

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