Once again the festival is running for the whole weekend – from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September, 2017
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The Tarland Food and Music Festival is now in its fourth year, celebrating quality local food and Tarland’s thriving music scene. Events run throughout the village, catering for all.
We have our very own Paul Anderson opening the Friday night concert, alongside Peyman Heydarian from Iran. Paul Anderson is a legend in the time honoured fiddle tradition of Scotland and the finest Scots fiddler of his generation. Peyman Heydarian plays the santur (hammered dulcimer) and has toured the world performing Persian, Kurdish, Greek, Turkish and Scottish music since 2010. Together they offer an exciting and unique sound.
Friday night’s headline act, two of Scotland’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with a warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other’s music and almost telepathic communication, creating music more than the sum of just two parts.
Opening our Saturday night concert is Scottish traditional folk band The Rowies (fiddle, vocals, guitars, percussion). A young, up and coming band performing high energy jigs and reels and singing bothy ballads.
Saturday night’s headline act, Dallahan, call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between.
With two fantastic concerts, cookery demonstrations, a local market, open community garden, talks, debates, children’s activities and workshops all planned for the weekend, watch for more details to follow very soon!