The annual Marymass Folk Festival will see 17 events over three days of live music, storytelling and sessions plus two World Championships.

Springing into life on Friday, August 23 and continuing right through to Sunday 25, this will be the 52nd Marymass Folk Festival – acknowledged as the longest continuously running Folk Festival in Scotland.

This year will feature The Tannahill Weavers, Celine Donoghue and Friends, Tom McConville and Andy Watt, The Jeremiahs, The Alistair McCulloch Trio, John Graham and Jim Jack (ex-Clydesiders), Stephen and Pernille Quigg and, all the way from Norway, The Stavangar Harbour Band.

The Tannahill Weavers headline the Marymass Saturday Night Concert in the Volunteer Rooms and given their musical pedigree, that’s a night not to be missed. Their combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment and rich harmonies will once again demonstrate the rich and varied musical heritage which they do so very well.

The outstanding Celine Donoghue – fantastic tenor banjo player and fiddler and vocalist – will be joined by Neil Sturgeon on guitar and vocals and Thomas McCabe on Button Box for the opening concert on Friday Night at Vineburgh Community Centre.

The softly spoken Geordie and brilliant fiddler and singer Tom McConville is back again at Marymass, on this occasion with Andy Watt on guitar. Tom is a world class act. From slow airs, to jazz, to fiery reels and great singing plus a canny humour, he often steals the show.

For all info on the 52nd Marymass Folk Festival email or phone 01294 551047.