Traditional talent on display

Artists who took part in this year's Ugie Folk Festival
Artists who took part in this year's Ugie Folk Festival

Organisers of this year’s Ugie Folk Festival have hailed the event a huge success.

Friday evening saw Master of Ceremonies, Peter Hawkey, kick-off the festival weekend by welcoming guests and entertainers to the Open Mic concert at Longside FC Social Club.

A good number turned out to listen to a variety of performers from around the area. Special guest for the evening was Gary Anderson from Montrose.

Ugie Folk Club’s very own Bill Buchan welcomed a capacity crowd to the concert in the theatre at Aden Park.

The Saturday concert has been a long-time favourite in the Ugie Folk Club festivallist of event and this year a large number of performers entertained the crowd.

Stuartfield Village Hall was the venue for the centre-piece of the Festival weekend.

Host John Dickson had the pleasure of introducing three excellent musical acts to the audience.

The concert was opened by club favourites The Ugie Wall Of Sound and the audience quickly entered into the spirit of the evening by joining in the songs with the band.

Top Scottish accordionist John Bone then took to the stage to mesmerise the onlookers with his dazzling arrangements of Scots and continental tunes.

Top of the bill was BBC 2014 Young Traditionalist Of The Year, Robyn Stapleton with Ryan Mackenzie on piano. This duo served up a mouth watering selection of the finest traditional songs that had the audience shouting for more at the end.

The traditional Wind Down session was held on Sunday. As in previous years musicians came from far and near to take part which was a great opportunity to meet up with friends old and new.