Apr 5, 2016
Genfarg 38th Folk Feast – 8-10 April 2016
Friday 8th April Ceilidh Dance
From the parish of Orwell – Milnathort, Gail & Neil Paterson along with David Summers Junior and occasional guest band members make up this well established and renowned ceilidh band! The opening Ceilidh is a must for festival goers from dance calling to festival guests and artists dropping a song or two throughout the evening make it the complete Ceilidh
Saturday 9 th April
THE EMILY SMITH DUO –
Has been cancelled due to Emily having laryngitis.
– we all wish her a speedy recover
But please to say that the other half of the duo – Jamie MClennan , Emily’s husband will be performing with James Fagan!
Jamie McClennan and James Fagan, aka The James Brothers. Bringing together New Zealander and a Australian, they combine as a brilliant duo of vocalists/instrumentalists and the interplay of bouzouki. With an new full length CD “Bonzer!” released in February this year, bringing us music and song from their birth homes – ‘Antipodean and Colonial Roots music’
Husband and wife multi award winning duo from the Tarland in Doric country!, Shona and Paul are both experts in their own fields and outstanding as a duo! Paul, performer, composer of such acclaimed productions of Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbons and as a much sought after tutor tutor, is the “standard bearer” for fiddle playing in his native area . Shona’s Scot’s song/ballad singing as well as fiddle player, winning Scots Singer of the Year award in 2009 and the finalist at the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003 and 04. Together a stunning duo!
Sad to say that Maurice also had to cancel due to a sever throat infection, we all send him get well messages and hope to catch him along the way
Originally from Haddington residing in Edinburgh Gill is a regular visitor to the Glenfarg Folk Club, a very accomplished singer / songwriter and stalwart of the Scottish folk scene with three solo albums to her credit and many amalgamations with other artists. Touring extensivley through the UK as well as further afield in Europe and in New Zeland Also tours with her one women show ‘Toasting the Lassies’ telling the stories of the women in Robert Burs’s life and other notable stage performances
THE FARG FOLK
No festival would be complete without them ! Stalwarts of the Glenfarg Folk Club. These lively performers get you singing! with well known choruses to joining in (even if they did not want you to do so!!!) newer songs – some from their own ‘pen’ . A wealth of talent who make you feel part of the show! The club is world renowned for being a singing audience – so come along and join in! Well done to one and all yet again for a fantastic welcome and festival weekend.
Sunday 10 th Concert
Scotland’s finest well known son is Dougie MacLean! Singing about the area he grew up and lives in, brings Perthshire glorouries to the listener, told in the manner of the tradition bearer, with the skill of a painter who brings the story alive. Dougie is also a great story teller – or should that be he has plenty of good stories to tell!, making each performance memorable
The Crazy Gang are in town tonight! Roberto Cassani, Owen Nicholson and Dave Clelland, three very nearly middleaged goons, will display a dazzling array of male-pattern baldness, sartorial disgrace and hot musicianship for your entertainment. And we expect a huge dose of banter into the bargain. There will be banter with swing, swing with songs, songs with a smile and smiles on your faces! An act you will remember for some time, hopefully for the right reasons! Sit back and get your laughing muscles ready for this one.
A first-time visit to the Feast for this talented husband and wife duo During 17 years of part-time touring, Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) built a reputation for fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, (occasionally outrageous!) off-the-wall humour, they have six albums out! Kip who was raised in Holland, Germany, England, Scotland….also lived in France for a while – considers herself ‘fiercely’ Scottish and Dave Wilson originaly from Linconshire is now recognised as one of the UK’s best contemporary, acoustic songwriters. A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered by Vin Garbutt, and Anthony John Clark amongst many others.
A real coup for the Feast! The Singing Kettle’s creator and former star, Artie Trezise is back in town with his exciting new production, Tartan Tales, featuring traditional songs and stories with a Scottish accent. The show will include action packed, enthralling and interactive songs such as Three Little Pigs and The Train To Glasgow, all delivered in a unique, charming and engaging style. There will be lots of joining-in and singing for all the audience, children and adults alike. A must show for the weekend!
ORIGINAL SONG COMPETITION
Write your own original, entertaining and funny song. The theme this year is “The Times They Are A Changing” in recognition of our move to Kinross. The judge will be Tich Frier, International Songster and Humourist.
THE 31st WORLD PUFF-A-BOX CHAMPIONSHIP
“Blow the inner tray of an empty matchbox the furthest.” Have you got the Puff for this fun event? Can you beat the world records of 5.86m (Men) and 5.50m (Ladies)? Gone are the chandeliers that hampered high altitude puffers so there are no excuses this year, but who knows what hazzards may be lurking in our new venue!
On Saturday Sandy Stanage is the tutor for a Guitar workshop has stepped in due to Maurice Dickson indispositions The Green Isle Room. 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. He is truly brilliant in his field as a guitarist, tutor, and workshop performer and his two CDs from 2000 and 2004 ( Crossing the Line and The De’il and Other Cronies) both received huge critical acclaim. Sandy has performed on a number of occasions at the Club and also solo at the Feast.
The hosted Singarounds are always popular and busy. They take place on Saturday and Sunday 11.30am to 2.00pm. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sessions around the hotel and surrounding area.
While details are correct at time of printing please check with the Festival/ Festival website for any updates or alterations!
See you at the festival! Liz