Ready to go for weekend of music and fun in Keith

Keith's TMSA Festival gets under way tomorrow.
Keith’s TMSA Festival gets under way tomorrow.

KEITH IS READY and raring to go for their annual traditional music festival this weekend, with organisers saying that for the 41st event they have again attracted a high-quality gathering of entertainers.

From Friday until Sunday the TMSA Festival will see the Moray town filling with eager traditional music lovers and just the plain curious, as on the streets and just about every available venue in the town there will be something happening.

Festival Committee chair Kathleen Anderson said: “We are ready and raring to go with this year’s festival – we have, again, managed to attract a high quality list of guest artists with a good mix of music and song, young and more experienced, local and visiting.

“We are delighted to have the current Live Act of the Year, RURA, headlining this year. They are a wonderful band and I hope that folk take the chance to see and hear such an acclaimed band.

“Of course the competitions and sessions open the playing and singing up to everyone who wants to take part and I am sure that these will be as popular as ever.

“The main thing about our festival is that people enjoy themselves and I have no doubt that everyone who comes along or takes part will do just that.”

The festival officially kicks off tomorrow with three events including the opening Ceilidh at the Bowling Club.

Full details of all events, including the headline show on Saturday featuring Scottish Traditional Music Awards winner Rura, are available on the Festival website.