Fans getting set for Ugie Folk Festival

The Bad Pennies will headline the Ugie Folk Festival.
The Bad Pennies will headline the Ugie Folk Festival.

Folk fans are gearing up for a popular North-east event later this month.

The Ugie Folk Festival will be held over three days at various venues from July 24-26.

Headline act on the Saturday night Grand Concert will be Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies.

The group are no strangers to the area and festival organisers say the band always provide a thoroughly entertaining mix of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material.

The Bad Pennies will be supported by the Ugie Wall Of Sound and Norman English.

Festival spokesman Donald Russell said: “All our events are free so we rely on raffles throughout the year and at the festival to be able to fund the festival.

“Our ethos is to make folk and traditional music as accessible as possible to everyone.”

The event kicks off on Friday night with a Festival Folk Night at Longside Football Social Club at 8pm.

Ugie Folk Club and Friends will hold a concert at Aden Country Park Theatre on Saturday at 1.30pm. Everyone welcome.

The Grand Concert in the evening will be in Maud Village Hall at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm.).

Organisers are reminding festival-goers to be aware of the change of venue this year. Booking is advised – call 01651 851317.

On Sunday, an Original Song-Writing Competition will be held at Longside Football Social Club at 11am.

The festival finale will be an open session at Longside Football Social Club which will take place at 2pm.

Everyone welcome to play, sing or listen. Enjoy the wind-down with good music and chat.

Anyone requiring more information should visit www.ugiefolk.co.uk