Traditional flavour at Ugie Folk Festival

The Ugie Wall of Sound will be performing on Sunday, July 30.
The Ugie Wall of Sound will be performing on Sunday, July 30.

This year’s Ugie Folk Club Festival will run from July 29 to 31 with a host of entertainers set to wow the crowds.

The fun begins on Friday, July 29, when the Festival Folk Club and Open Mic Night takes place at Longside Football Social Club at 8pm.

Special guest for the evening will be well-known singer/songwriter on the Angus music circuit Gary Anderson.

Having grown up in Montrose, he has played with various bands around the area since he was 16.

Gary gigs all over Scotland and has also performed in Norway and Ireland.

Notable appearances have included Celtic Connections, Dougie MacLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival, Montrose Music Festival, The Ugie Folk Festival,Edinburgh Folk Club, Montrose Folk Club as well as supporting Boo Hewerdine, State of the Union and Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby.

Saturday, July 30, will see the music move to Aden Country Park Theatre for Folk In the Park, a free concert from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

This will be compered by the club’s very own Bill Buchan and music will be provided by the Ugie Folk Club and Friends.

Everyone is welcome to go along and enjoy this traditional music afternoon.

Then on Sunday, July 30, Stuartfield village hall will play host to the Crichie Concert at 7.30pm.

Doors open at 7pm for this event which will feature Ugie Wall of Sound, John Bone and special guest Robyn Stapleton with Ryan MacKenzie on piano.

The Ugie Wall of Sound is the collective name for members of Ugie Folk Club who go out and perform as ambassadors for the club.

With a wide and varied membership, the sound and style is, as you’d expect, expansive and diverse whether solo, small group or whole band songs and tunes.

This promises to be an outstanding evening of top-class entertainment so, although the concert is free, please reserve your seats as numbers are limited.

Call or text 07773 145778 to reserve your seats.

Finally, Sunday, July 31, will see The Wind Down Session, a relaxed session to complete the festival weekend.

This will be held in Longside Football Club social club from 2pm onwards and all are welcome to go along, sing, play or listen and enjoy the craic.

For further details on this year’s festival, log on to the website www.ugiefolk.com or on Facebook search Ugie Folk.