Festival fun at Newbattle Abbey

Midlothian Council.'Celtic festival, Newbattle Abbey.''Photograph: Mike Wilkinson...21/5/11.''Copyright photograph by Mike Wilkinson'Contact Mike on 07768 393673'mike@mike-wilkinson.com'www.mike-wilkinson.com
Midlothian Council.'Celtic festival, Newbattle Abbey.''Photograph: Mike Wilkinson...21/5/11.''Copyright photograph by Mike Wilkinson'Contact Mike on 07768 393673'mike@mike-wilkinson.com'www.mike-wilkinson.com

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Celtic Festival at Newbattle Abbey College.

Now in its third year, the annual event which takes place on Saturday, May 19, will comprise traditional music, dance, local history, Gaelic language and crafts – all in the setting of Scotland’s only residential adult learning college.

In celebration of the college’s 75th anniversary, this year’s festival promise to be the biggest yet, with special guests including musical legends Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. The folk duo – famous for their annual performance on the BBC’s Hogmanay programme – will take to the stage in the ceilidh tent rounding off a day of music, dance, crafts, outdoor activities and culture for all ages.

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