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Jun 29

48th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 30th June – 2nd July

The 48th Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival
30th June, 1st and 2nd July 2017

‘Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival  was first held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the friendliest, most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland. Over the years there have been a range of competitions, but always based around accordion, fiddle and traditional singing. As fashions change, so has the popularity of various classes, but the core competitions are still going strong, and we love the interest shown in the children’s classes!
Concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, singarounds, and workshops add to the competitions to offer the festival goer plenty of choice, and of course the wonderful Copshaw Common Riding runs parallel to the festival as well – a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!’.

Friday 30 June

Concert – Castleton Parish Church – Montagu St
Ceilidh Dance  – Village Hall with Andrew Knight – 9pm
Hosted Singaround – 11pm to late – Village Hall Supper Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1 July
 Copshaw Common Riding 2017 -From 8am + throughout the day you will witness a common riding like none other – nor horses involved! JUST bicycles  – check out the Order of Ceremony on the NTMF FB page  NOT TO BE MISSED !
Grand Concert  – Village Hall – with competition winners and special guests – Compered by Di Henderson
Ceilidh Dance – Village Hall with Hedgenhogskin Ceilidh Band
Workshop – Fiddle (intermediate / Advanced) with Carolyn Francis – Village Hall – Supper Hall
Hosted Singaround – 11pm to late – Village Hall Supper Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2 July

Farewell Session – Sunday 2:30(ish) Village Hall – Compared by Norman Stewart
Workshop :-
Children’s workshop(11am-1pm) – song dance and fun – with Beth and James – Village Hall
Smallpipes (beginners) – with Kevin Tilbury – pipes available to try or bring your own
Survivors session 8:30+– Village Hall Supper Room

 

Saturday 1 July Competitions & Competition Judges
Accordion  . . .  James Laurie
Country dance / ceilidh bands  . . .  Carol Anderson
Border Ballad  . . .  Norman Stewart
All Fiddle  . . .  Carolyn Francis
Instrumental Pairs (both)  . . .  Maggie Macrae
Miscellaneous Instrument (both)  . . .  Maggie Macrae
All Poetry  . . .  Carole Brooks
Children’s Singing  . . .   Rosie Lindsay
Children’s Original Song  . . .  Rosie Lindsay
Highland Bagpipes  . . .  tba
Original Song (Trad and Other)  . . .   Aly Macrae
Original Song (Scots)  . . .   Aly Macrae
Original Tune  . . .   Carol Anderson
Storytelling  . . .   Donald Nelson
Traditional Singing (men)  . . .   Di Henderson
Traditional Singing (women)  . . .  Dave McFadzean

You will also fine every pub / hotel full of singers and musicians having as hoc sessions throughout the festival

Accommodation:-
Useful site link  http://www.newcastleton.net/accommodation.php for Hotel & B & B

Main campsite: tent £20, caravan / camper £30, awning / gazebo £10, all per weekend. (We reserve the right to require an additional charge for very large units.)

Riverside camping: £5 per unit. Additional donations most welcome!

‘Neither site can be booked, in nearly fifty years we have never yet run out of camping space, so just turn up!’.

 

 

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