Moniaive Folk Festival

Photo: dervish. One of the events of note on the Scottish Music Festival Calendar is the Folk Festival in Moniaive: 8th - 10th May 2009.

It's reckoned that Moniaive has more musical events and festivals (per head of population) than anywhere else in the country. A spectacularly picturesque village located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has a large number of traditional musicians living in the area, various musical events taking place throughout the year and a range of pubs where a session can always be found.

However, without doubt the highlight of the year is the Moniaive Folk Festival and 2009 is looking particularly attractive with some great acts lined up including:


Moniaive Festival offers a wide range of activities and events with Workshops (everything from guitar to Appalachian dancing, Competitions (including piper and chanter competitions), Childrens' Activities, Concerts in The Marquee Club, Open Stage Concerts and a World Music Late Night Extra in the Festival Club.
Full details in the Festival Programme

Saturday Night Concert

In The Marquee
7.00pm - 10.30pm
Tickets £25.00/£15.00

Applejacks Appalachian Dancers, Darcy Carson, The Late Jake Thackery, Marilyn Middleton Pollock, Absolutely Legless Irish Dancers, Dervish

Festival Club Late Night Extra

The Institute
8.00pm - Daft O' Clock
Tickets £10.00

Doghouse Roses, Aly Macrae, Wing and a Prayer, The John Langan Band, Wierdstringband, Plus Funk, Reggae and World Music DJ?s? . Sound Crew: John Dinning of Sound Travels

Open Stage Concerts

Will provide an opportunity to see a range of performers perform plus some of the top acts from the festival programme:

Photo: mary at jintys.SATURDAY OPEN MIC CONCERT

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Hosted by Mary Kathleen Burke
with Lizzie Nunnery and Simon Kempston

Photo: doghouse roses. SUNDAY OPEN STAGE

At - The Marquee
2.00pm -5.00pm

Hosted by Doghouse Roses
With Mary Kathleen Burke

Photo: gren tra house. The Green Tea House

The Old Bank,
Chapel Street

Saturday 9th May

12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • 12.00 - 12.15 - Mary Kathleen Burke
  • 12.30 - 12.45 - Tony Cima and Moira Gilchrist
  • 13.00 - 13.15 - David Henderson
  • 13.30 - 13.45 - Sean and Robyn Gray
  • 14.00 - 14.15 - Alison Cleland
  • 14.30 - 14.45 - Simon Kempston
  • 15.00 - 15.15 - Wing and a Prayer
  • 15.30 - 15.45 - Aly Macrae
  • 16.00 - 16.15 - Lizzie Nunnery
  • 16.30 - 16.45 - Ewan McLennan
  • 17.00 -17.15 - Doghouse Roses
  • 17.30 - 17.45 -Paul McKenna and Ruairidh Macmillan

Throughout the week-end there will be Sessions:

THE GEORGE HOTEL,103 Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill.
Function Room - singers onlys and in the Public Bar and Lounge Bar - Musicians and Singers.

Craigdarroch Arms Hotel - Public and Lounge Bars - Musicians and singers


Weekend tickets £35 available from:Craigdarroch Arms, Moniaive; Barnstorm Records, Dumfries and The Booth. Or Contact: Hugh Taylor - Telephone: 01848 200474
The Old Bakery, Chapel St, Moniaive DG3 4EJ


Moniaive is 16 miles from Dumfries and the village and surrounding area has a range of accommodation
Also camping facilities and car park with picnic area.

Photo: jim byrne. The Marquee Club

Worth checking out some of the great acts that perform at Moniaive's renowned The Marquee Club throughout the year.

Including: Jim Byrne opening for Dave Burland on 17th April, 2009

You will find full details and information

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