All set for 91st music festival

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The 91st Isle of Arran Music Festival 2020 will take place in Whiting Bay Hall from Wednesday to Friday, March 18 to 20.

The first session on Wednesday starts at 10am, with the Scottish country dancing section, and the morning session will conclude with choric speaking which starts at approximately 11.45am.

The afternoon session starts at 2pm, with verse speaking by nursery and primary children.


On Thursday, the festival starts at 9.45am with the Lamlash Burns Club Arran schools verse speaking competition, which will run through until approximately 2.15pm. This will be followed at approximately 2.30pm by chanters, pipes, pad and sticks and drums.

Friday morning commences at 9.45am with choirs, action songs, group music making, the brass section and strings.

The afternoon session, which starts at 2pm, will feature the piano and the vocal section.

The Friday evening session starts at 6.30pm, and will feature the fiddle section, followed by the open classes with a line-up of traditional fiddle, vocal solo and other traditional instrumental solo, duet and ensemble music.


Full programmes are available at the Book and Card Centre in Brodick, Ship House in Lamlash, Bay Stores and Kitchen, Whiting Bay Post Office, Kilmory Hall and the Harbour Shop in Blackwaterfoot.

One of the organisers said: ‘Please come along to support all the entrants and enjoy three days of great entertainment. Session, day and season tickets are all available.’