TICKET SALES ARE “going well” with several venues likely to be sold out for the 40th Keith Traditional Music and Song Festival taking place this weekend.
Organisers say that the quality of concerts on show and the atmosphere they create is at the heart of ticket demand – and are urging people to embrace the event which will see a packed and varied programme from Friday until Sunday.
Festival chairman Kathleen Anderson said: “Once again we have an extremely exciting, talented and enthusiastic line up of guest artists to entertain us at the 40th Festival.
“We are delighted to have Young Traditional Musician of the Year winners, Bothy Ballad Champion of Champions, Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame entrants – and two of the best dance bands in the country.
“There is also world-class fiddlers, young local bands and, of course, the fantastic Blazin’ Fiddles.
“Ticket sales are going really well so far and there are a few venues that will most likely be sell outs. This reflects the quality of concerts on show but also the great atmosphere that they create. I’m sure that the sessions, planned and impromptu, will be great too.
“Getting to the 40th festival is a fantastic achievement and thanks must go to all who have helped us get to this stage over the years – committee members past and present, guests performers, helpers and audiences.
“We hope to make this festival one to remember but most of all one that everyone enjoys.”
While the Festival officially closes on Sunday, such is the number of events being held that one will ‘spill over’ into Monday when the Plough Inn plays host to the ‘Orange Juice Ceilidh’ that afternoon.
Tickets and programmes for the Festival are available from Mither Tongue, Mid Street, Keith and the Festival office located within the Pop Up Shop on 175 Mid Street, Keith.
People can also join the festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keithfestival.