Stonehaven Real Ale Festival unveils
top acts appearing at this year's popular event.
WHEN: The event runs from
Thursday, November 3; Friday, November
4 (5pm to midnight) and Saturday,
November 5 (from 1pm until visitors drink us
WHERE: Stonehaven Town
WHO: Organised by local real
Contact is organiser Robert Lindsay on07840 678243
MUSIC fans will be saying "cheers" to the Stonehaven Real
Ale Festival for showcasing some of the area's top talent. A range of artists will be helping the three-day event go
with a swing, said festival entertainment director Iain "Skirlie"
McFadden. "The festival has always been about more than just the ale
- good as
that is. We want to ensure folk are thoroughly entertained while they are having
a great night out with us. Because of that, we are delighted to be able to showcase
some of the great folk who sing and perform around the North-east all year
round. We've lined up some cracking tunesmiths who we know will
have toes tapping and heads nodding along." Those playing at the festival, which will be held in
Stonehaven Town Hall from Thursday, November 3, to Saturday, November 5,
Scott Baxter and Angus McCurrach
talented duo make up one third of The Trybe, along with Iain himself. Scott and
Angus will hit the high notes as visitors wet their whistle.
The Caley Buoys - A father and son
team, they take their name from their love of the sea and maybe the best wee
hotel in the world, Beauly's Caledonian Hotel.
Fish Feathers McTeeth - Folk supremo Sandy
Mathers takes on his alter ego to offer up a great blend of toe-tapping tunes,
ballads and sing-along classics.
Gibby McNaught - This man
needs no introduction to North-east audiences. He is a master of the folk
tradition and always a welcome sight and sound on any stage.
No Hot Ashes - A night of
music isn't complete without a session of blues and rock. This local outfit's
unforgettable riffs go perfectly with a few pints.
Richard Hannay And The Thirty Nine Steps
- No, not
the John Buchan classic, but just as thrilling. Putting some class into
contemporary tunes. these these guys should win new fans at the
Twa Folk (Irene Watt and Graham White)
apologies for harping on about this top duo. Warm voices blend seamlessly with
beautiful strings to breathe new life into Scots favourites.
The KG Influence - The coolest jazz
sounds around as this popular duo bring mellow classics to the real ale
festival. One to be savoured.
Iain said one special treat was being reserved for
Saturday afternoon at the festival -
All Ale The
Jazz "In true X Factor style,
we've put together the cream of the North-east's jazz talent to create our own
supergroup. This is a unique chance to hear the finest proponents of jazz
playing just for festival visitors," he said. "As well as the music, we will have the return of our
popular big screen showing classic old Scottish movies and shows - including a
certain football game from 1967. "With an ale from every working brewery in Scotland, along
with our great entertainment, we are sure visitors will have a great time at
this year's festival," said Iain.
The festival is this year sponsored by Houston Brewery
), Harviestoun Brewery
) and The Bay
Fish and Chips, Stonehaven (www.thebayfishandchips.co.uk