Line Up

19th - 21st July 2013



"The Ceilidh King" - The Fergie MacDonald Band
Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson
Dan Walsh, Alistair Anderson and Christi Andropolis

Benny Graham

Rothbury and Neilston Pipe Band




Highland dancers, Clog Dancers, Storyteller, Craft Stalls, Free outside entertainment, workshops, competitions and much much more ..... plus 'The keep Calm and Ceilidh On' kids




4:00pm - 8:00pm - Festival Office open at Parish Hall

8:30pm - Jubilee Hall - Dancing Ceilidh with 'Fergie MacDonald Band'

Tickets £7.50 - Family ticket available for this event £20



9:00am - 5:00pm - Festival Office open at Parish Hall

9:30am - Children's Competitions at First School - see Competitions Page


10:30am - 12:00pm

Dovecot Room - Northumbrian piping workshop and informal session led by Anthony Robb. 

Main Hall - My life in music with 'The Ceilidh King' Fergie MacDonald.  Come along and hear some of Fergie's amazing stories and meet the man himself! 

12:30pm -5:00pm - Open Competitions - see Competitions Page 

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Pipe Band Parade followed by Entertainment on Stage, including Keep Calm and Ceilidh on Kids, Rothbury Folk Band, Beat it Cloggers, Dan Walsh, Christi Andropolis & Alistair Anderson, Benny Graham, Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson, Hexham Morris, Highland Dancers - Also Craft Stalls, face Painting, Ian Douglas Storyteller plus lots more.....

6:30pm - Concert in All Saints Church - Featuring Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson, VoiceMale, Keep Calm & Ceilidh On, Benny Graham, Dan Walsh, Christi Andropolis & Alistair Anderson, plus competition winners - Tickets £5

8:00pm - Thomlinson Bunkhouse Cafe - Northumbrian Pipes and singaround. Come along to this lovely informal gathering to listen to the beautiful sound of the pipes mixed in with some superb singing.  Hosted by Alnwick Pipers Society.  Free Event Donations Welcome 

8:30pm - Non Dancing Ceilidh in the Mart with 'Fergie MacDonald Band', Dan Walsh, Christi Andropolis & Alistair Anderson, VoiceMale, Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson, plus local acts and festival visitors - Tickets £10



11:00am - Final Fling with the 'festival survivors band'. Come along with your family and have a dance.  Free Event Donations Welcome.

12:30pm - Stalwarts and survivors - sessions for those sturdy people still wanting more music and song located at Queens Head Hotel - also informal get togethers at other hotels/pubs



Enjoy One Of Northumberland's Favourite Traditional Music Events