A unique music festival in Pathhead

Kaboodle, who will play the festival
Kaboodle, who will play the festival

The award-winning Pathhead Music Collective hold their first ever community music festival – Music In The Heid – today and tomorrow.

The festival, a mix of concerts, sessions, a family ceilidh and have-a-go workshops has been organised by the Pathhead Music Collective (PMC) as part of Midfest.

Amy Geddes, PMC member and fiddle player said:“We have 11 events over two days, most are free for under fives and we have done our best to keep costs and therefore ticket prices down in order to make the programme accessible to all.”

Festival goers will have the opportunity to see professional musicians perform in a variety of village venues and to have a go at playing a range of instruments from the penny whistle to the Brazilian samba drums.

Pathhead’s own street band KaBoodle will lead an open air parade to get everyone in the festival spirit.

The Bevvy Sisters, who sold-out at the Edinburgh Fringe, feature in a Saturday night concert – ticket price includes a stovies supper.

Sunday’s Jazz Brunch at The Stair Arms Hotel features Sophie Bancroft, Tom Lyne and guest pianist Paul Harrison, easing festival goers into a relaxed Sunday programme which includes a jam session in The Foresters pub.

The Festival Finale Concert is a unique opportunity to hear PMC members perform an all-acoustic set.

Read more in the September 26 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.