Bluegrass double-bill concert with the Okefenokee Bluegrass Band and the Mairi Orr Band
Pioneers for Bluegrass in Scotland, the Okefenokee Bluegrass Band became very successful on the music scene, to the delight of audiences of all ages. The band retired due to other commitments, but this year they are back together again for a series of gigs to celebrate their long friendship and it is fitting that the first of these reunion gigs is in Linlithgow as it all started here, with their first professional gig.
Also, Scottish singer/songwriter Mairi Orr has been a regular in the Edinburgh and Lothians bluegrass and folk scene since 2004. Her melodic style and acoustic set-up draw from American roots music and Scottish traditional music, offering original songs and other interpretations which nod towards current Americana and contemporary Scottish Folk.
8pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)
Queen Margaret Hall, Blackness Road, EH49 7JA
Admission: £10 in advance from the Burgh Halls, Linlithgow (01506 282720) or on the door. Licensed bar
BUY ONLINE: http://www.linlithgowplus.org.uk/offer-details.php?id=21 (via LinlithgowPlus)
Musical Cruises with Linlithgow Union Canal Society
Cruise the Union Canal in a narrowboat with live music from Cockleroy. Bring your own food for a canal-side barbecue afterwards, prepared by our good friends from LUCS.
7pm and 8pm
Canal Centre, Manse Road EH 49 6AJ
All tickets £6 in advance from Burgh Halls Linlithgow. Tel: 01506 282720 or at the Canal Centre on the night.
Advance booking advised to avoid disappointment!
The Weekend Session Scene
Come along play, sing or just listen and enjoy! Start on Friday by visiting one of the following venues:
- Black Bitch Tavern, EH49 7AZ - Upstairs mixed session, mixed session downstairs, hosted by Rudeigin
- Linlithgow Bowling Club, EH49 7BH - Mixed session hosted by Jane Donnelly and Friends
- Westport Hotel, EH49 7AZ - Mixed session hosted by LFFA and Friends
OTHER SESSIONS IN PUBS DISPLAYING THE FESTIVAL LOGO - Full list of session venues will be available at the Hub (Masonic Hall) thro’ the weekend.