Girvan festival nominated for event of the year

The kids loved the family ceilidh.
The kids loved the family ceilidh.

The Girvan Traditional Folk Music Festival has been nominated for the event of the year category at a major awards ceremony.

The festival, which celebrated its 40th year in the town in 2014 now needs your votes to help it win the title at the Traditional Music Awards in Inverness next month.

The ceremony and gala concert is on the 13th December in Inverness Leisure start time 7pm.

The festival was founded by Bobby Robb and friends and has maintained the promotion of new talent alongside established artists. While the main stages are at the heart of the festival there continues a thriving and significant session scene across the town alongside workshops, children’s entertainment and competitions.

Many a well-known singer or group today were part of the Girvan experience.

The Girvan festival was at the heart of the folk revival in Scotland, a time when traditional music and song was re-establishing a genuine place in Scottish culture.

A voluntary committee manage the festival as a non-profit organisation maintaining strong local links in the Girvan community.

The festival is recognised as providing a major economic boost to the area drawing repeated and new visitors every year.

This year marked the 40th Anniversary of the Girvan Folk Festival and included the return of Altan to the Girvan stage – one of their early festival appearances.

To vote for the festival go to