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Festival Calendar for 2018

Festival Calendar for 2018       

Please click on festival for link to their website for further information and updates and a the bottom of the list for earlier in the year dates 

While correct at time of printing please check with festival for any amendments, alterations or additions.



02/08     04-Aug  Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 

04/08     11/08    Alnwick International Musical Festival 

03/08     12-Aug  Interceltique De Lorient – France   

06/08     12-Aug  Piping Live 

23/08     26-Aug  Marymass Folk Festival 

08/08     12-Aug  Mull of Kintyre Music Festival

17/08     19-Aug  Innerleithen Music Festival

23/08     26-Aug  Tonder Folk Festival 




TBC        Blas Festival 

TBC        Kirriemuir Festival,

07/09     10-Sep  Portpatrick Folk Festival

05/09     09-Aug  Linlithgow Folk Festival  

13/09     16-Sep  Ceol Cholsa     

TBC        Douglasdale Folk Festival 

15/09     16-Sep  Shawfest – Glasgow        TBC

22/09     24-Sep  Dunbar Traditional Music Festival (The Belhaven Best)

21/09     23-Sep  Isle of Jura Music Festival   

28/09     30-Sep  Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival 

30/09     30-Sep  Queensferry Mini Folk Festival  


05/10     07-Oct   Selkirk Sessions     

TBC     Dalbeattie Folktober Festival 

05/10     07-Oct   Ullapool Guitar Festival 

05/10     13-Oct   Celtic Colours   – Cape Breton

03/10     07-Oct   Glasgow Americana     

11/10     15-Oct   Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival   
12/10     24-Oct   The Spree – Paisley 

TBC     Blazin In Beauley   

TBC     Dunfermline Folk Weekend   

27/10     27-Oct   Perth All Scotland Accordion & Fiddle Fest 

2/11 – 4/11  Perthshire Amber                                        

TBC     Denholm Festival     

TBC      Darvel Music Festival



Earlier in the Year 2018


18/01     04-Feb  Celtic Connections 


14/02     07-Mar Inverness Music Festival 


05/03     10-Mar Gallowa Music Festival

14/03     18-Mar Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival 

16/03     18-Mar Neil Gow Annual Scottish  Fiddle Festival      Programme 

23/03     25-Mar Hawick Reivers Festival   

30/03     04-Apr  Edinburgh International Harp Festival      Concerts  link


02/04     05-Apr  Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin’ 

06/04     08-Apr  Glenfarg Folk Feast      Programme

20/04     22-Apr  Northern Streams

26/04     06-May Tradfest – Edinburgh   


03/05     06-May Shetland Folk Festival 

04/05     06-May Highland & Islands & Dance Festival   

04/05     06-May Girvan Traditional Folk Festival   

11/05     13-May Moniaive Folk Festival

11/05     13-May Fife Traditional Singing Weekend:     

18/05     20-May Strichen Festival

24/05     26-May Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Festival 

24/05     27-May Knockengorroch World Ceilidh   

24/05     27-May Orkney Folk Festival   

23/05     03-Jun   Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival     

25/05     27-May Montrose Muisc Festival   

25/05     02-Jun   Islay Festivle 

25/05     27-May Strathyre Music Festival   



01/06     03-Jun   Portsoy  Folk Festival 

04/06     09-Jun   Oban Live 

08/06     10-Jun   Arran Folk Festival 

07/06     10-Jun   Eden Festival   

08/06     10-Jun   Keith Festival TMSA 

25/06     06-Jul    Blas International Summer School (Ireland)     

15/06    17-Jun    Killin Music Festival  

22/06     24-Jun   Solas Festival   


29/06     01-Jul    Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival 

30/05     01-Jul    Glasgow West End Festival  


02/07     07-Jul    Ceolas Music Summer School

05/07     08-Jul    Stonehaven Folk Festival   

06/07     04-Jul    Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Trad Music & Dance Fest   

07/07     07-Jul    Sma Shot Day 

13/07     15-Jul    Furness Tradition 

14/07     16-Jul    Tiree Music Festival

13/07     15-Jul    Lossiemouth Folk Festival 

13/07     15-Jul    Rothbury Traditional Music Festival 

27/07     04-Aug  Aberdeen International Youth Festival 

18/07     21-Jul    Hebridean Celtic Festival   

21/07     23-Jul    Cullerlie Traditional Singing Weekend 

21/07     21-Jul    SAW 3rd Acoustic Festival New Cumnock 

27/07     29-Jul    Ugie Folk Festival     

27/07     30-Jul    Southern Fried Festival 

27/07     29-Jul    Butefest 

28/07     30-Jul    Speyfest   

31/07     07-Aug  Shetland Fiddle Frenzi   


While correct at time of printing please check with festival for any amendments, alterations or additions.

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