Folk-tastic weekend at 41st Girvan trad festival

Eight year old Ruby Derbyshire had folks spellbound at the Queens hotel Girvan on Saturday afternoon, singing and playing Ukulele and Harmonica. Ruby has been playing harmonica since she was 3 years old and her dad taught her to play ukulele  when she was only 6. She goes busking regularly in Dumfries and Glasgow and she donates her busking money to the Save the Children charity.
Eight year old Ruby Derbyshire had folks spellbound at the Queens hotel Girvan on Saturday afternoon, singing and playing Ukulele and Harmonica. Ruby has been playing harmonica since she was 3 years old and her dad taught her to play ukulele when she was only 6. She goes busking regularly in Dumfries and Glasgow and she donates her busking money to the Save the Children charity.

The weather might not have been brilliant but Girvan’s 41st traditional folk festival saw a folk-tastic weekend in the town.

From Friday to Sunday the town hosted concerts, sessions, guitar and fiddle workshops, children’s singing and storytelling.

There were some fantastic impromptu sessions

There were some fantastic impromptu sessions

Artists appearing this year included Fred Morrison, Talisk, Martin McDonald and Emma Lusby, Brendan Begley and Cathal McConnel, Heather Heywood and Maggie Miller.