The Strathyre Music Festival is hosted by local Balvaig Music Group and takes place on 24th and 25th May 2014.
The Festival has attracted Celebrate Lottery funding towards the costs of delivering what is now widely considered as the Largest Community based Festival in
in 2014. This accolade is even more remarkable for a small community of only 200
residents. This was recently acknowledged by a motion read out and supported by
33 Members of the Scottish Parliament. Scotland
Strathyre is the first village in the Scottish Highlands and also resides within Loch Lomond and the
. Trossachs National Park
The Festival is set at several venues in the heart of the
the beautiful natural amphitheatre backdrop of Ben Ledi, Ben Sheann and the Two
Munro’s Stuc A Chroin and Ben Vorlich. village
|The Deadly Winters|
|Callander Pipe Band|
Kenny Higgins chairman of local music Group Balvaig, stated; “We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Music Festival and we are delighted at the quality of the artists that have agreed to support the event. Demand has been so good we have a sizable waiting list and already bookings for 2015.
The Festival line up includes: The Deadly Winters, Adrian Spina, Stefan van de Sande (Netherlands), Jim Lee and the Edge of Chaos Orchestra, (W.Sussex) Kenny Herbert and the Applebeggars, Muckle Flugga, Dwight and Jo-ann Pereira (Malaysia), Kim Seymour, Chief Chebe African drummers (Ghana) Plus many other impressive acts. Jazz & Blues are also well represented with Callander based Jenne Mcclure Jazz band and Edinburgh’s top Jazz band “Jazz main” led by Nick Gould. Renowned drummer, Phil Ragsdell and the Big Band Rhythm section for
based GCBB. Riverside Ceilidh band and
Jock the Box will round of the Festival on the Sunday evening with a Big
Ceilidh Party Celebration. Glasgow
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Festivities start with the Festival Market and it’s special “Commonwealth” theme opening up from 10:00 am with local Crafts, Food and local produce, Music Workshops, busking, face-painting, Juggling and many other attractions likely to appeal to visitors of all ages.
|Jock The Box|
The opening ceremony at 11:30am on Saturday 24th May will be preceded by Callander Brass band, Forth Bridges Accordion marching band and Callander Pipers heralding the start of the Festival Celebrations. A special surprise is also planned as part of the opening ceremony.
Wine tasting from Barefoot Wines on Saturday 24th and the Sunday 25th May. 14 other Stalls with a wide range of Food and Goods on display. A special opening ceremony will take place on the Saturday at 11:30 am and a large crowd is expected.
Kenny Higgins, Balvaig
Tel: 01877 384660
Festival Web site: www.balvaig.co.uk
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