Speyfest 2011: 26th – 31st July

Concerts, ceilidhs and Celtic rock – put your dancing shoes on for the 16th annual Speyfest, from the banks of the River Spey in the Moray town of Fochabers. Nominated in the Best Small Festival and the Best Grassroots Festival categories at last year’s UK Festival Awards, Speyfest combines both traditional and contemporary Celtic music. The line up includes some of the biggest names from the Scottish music scene as well as some fantastic young talent, plus international acts from the USA and Finland.

The ‘Speyfest in Session’ events (26th – 28th July) lead up to the main event – 4 days and nights of seated concerts and standing gigs (28th – 31st July), including the Friday Night Stomp, Saturday Festival Night and the Sunday Survivor’s Ceilidh.

In addition to the main event there are also Open Sessions, where you can join in the music making, ‘Sing-a-Song’ Sessions and Dance Workshops for children and young people, as well as Traditional Music Workshops, featuring members of the Royal Scottish Academy for Music and Drama.

The Programme has all the information you need about Speyfest 2011 and links to book your tickets online. You can also follow @Speyfest on Twitter for the latest updates, or become a fan on Facebook.

If you’re planning a longer visit or want a truly authentic experience of Moray and Speyside, why not stay in quality assured self-catering accommodation.

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