Celtic Festival looks set to be a ‘reel’ success

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Bearsden’s very own Celtic festival kicks-off next weekend with fun, games, workshops and a concert to entertain the whole family.

Organisers hope the event will be well attended and have asked people who want to go along to either the workshops or the concert to log on to their website at bearsdenfestival.org.uk or email details to mail@nkchurch.org.uk.

The workshops start on the Saturday and are aimed at people of all ages and experiecen levles.

A wide range of instruments will be available to try, from fiddles to pipes, and there will also be dance sessions.

The workshops are spread throughout the day in order to provide the opportunity for people to take part in more than one.

All events are free, but people are being asked to enrol by September 26.

There will also be a free concert on the Saturday evening in New Kilpatrick Church, starting at 7.30pm.

It will feature local folk group Inveroran, Alastair McDonald with Lori Watson, Jenn Butterworth and students from the Scots traditional course at The RCS.

Organiser Walter Proven, said: “This will be an exciting day with lots on offer.

“It is part of a weekend of activities based around our community of Bearsden.”

Roddy Hamilton, minister at New Kilpatrick Church, said: “We believe there are plenty of opportunities for people of all ages to learn new skills, meet new people and create a thriving community.

“We know this will be a great success as people are already signing up. Why not join us for this great weekend as we celebrate bringing the community together?”

Some of the workshops taking place on Saturday morning include a fiddle and ukulele taster classes, with all instrument provided. Tuition will be given by the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop.

For the workshops and or the concert go to bearsdenfestival.org.uk to book a place.