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Moniaive Folk Festival this weekend!


4 May 23
by Nathon Jones

Moniaive Folk Festival - 5th-7th May 2023

Taking place over 5th-7th May 2023, the 20th Moniaive Folk Festival includes performances from Ape House, Junkman's Choir, Mat Cook, Pete Garnett, Big Red and the Broken Spectre, Lauren Collier, Brogeal, The Roving Pedlars, Shambles Band & Errant Thieves, Mairi Sutherland, Jen Mac and many more!

Moniaive Folk Festival is organised and run by a small committee of volunteers supported by many members of the local community, including Trad Music Trust who are providing support with live sound in the CoachHouse this year.

As well the live music in the Beer Garden Marquee and The CoachHouse, there's all the usual fun, entertainment and hospitality at The Craigdarroch Arms. The Hive, Masonic Hall and The George Hotel, the 'Parade of Crowns', clothes swap and craft fair.

There are no ticket sales for anything this year; instead the committee are putting faith in the outstanding support, honesty and appreciation for what the festival committee put on, with suggestions for donations as follows:

Camping - £10 per person per night (under 16’s free)
Beer garden evening concerts (8pm onwards) - £10 per person per evening

Congratulations to Moniaive Folk Festival on reaching a fantastic milestone and we look forward to seeing you there this weekend for another brilliant weekend of traditional music in Dumfries & Galloway.

Moniaive Folk Festival Official Website

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