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44th Keith Festival great success


By Chris Saunderson

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THE 44th Keith Festival of traditional music and song was a roaring success.

Singer Jodie Christie is clearly having fun at the festival. Pictures: Eric Cormack. Image No.044187.
Singer Jodie Christie is clearly having fun at the festival. Pictures: Eric Cormack. Image No.044187.

The weekend was jam-packed with concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, competitions and impromptu performances throughout the town.

Headline act were the popular traditional music group Rura, while others included the Ewan Gallowy Scottish Dance Band, the Lynn Christie Scottish Dance Band, The Quiggs, Moira Stewart, Joe Aitken and the Strathspey Fiddlers.

There were opening and closing concerts, lots of ceilidhs for all the family, and an open air performance on Sunday.

Kathryn Brown (left), from Glass, picked up a bronze and Kitty Sykes, Huntly won silver in the under 12 fiddle section.
Kathryn Brown (left), from Glass, picked up a bronze and Kitty Sykes, Huntly won silver in the under 12 fiddle section.

Performers popped up in some unusual locations, including local hairdressers, where they played for appreciative customers.

On the Saturday there were competitions for children and adults at The Legion, bowling club and St Rufus Church.

Organisers thanked all those who supported the festival which continues to go from strength to strength.


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