Folktober 2018

Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October

Concert and Ceildih

Song and instrumental sessions


Singing competition

Special rate for festival-goers at Islecroft Caravan and Camping Park

Watch this space for further announcements

Programme subject to change

Save money with a weekend ticket! £14 gets you into Friday's concert and the Saturday Ceilidh.

To book tickets, email or call Billy:  or phone 077 808 47701

Or from the King’s Arms, on arrival.


9.00pm until midnight: Concert at the Maxwell Arms Hotel

Barbara Dymock & Christopher Marra
with local support.

Admission £6.00 or save with a weekend ticket

Free evening session: Kings Arms Hotel


1.00pm until 3.00pm: Phyllis wi’ sangs at the King’s Arms Hotel (upstairs)
Phyllis Martin hosts this popular singing session. ‘Just bring your voice’

3.00pm until 5.00pm: New Talent at the Kings Arms Hotel (upstairs)
A chance for young and old to showcase their musicianship, singing/songwriting, or poetry.
With a special welcome to Dalbeattie Learning Campus pupils.

8.00pm until midnight: Festival Ceilidh at the Town Hall
Dancing to Whirligig
Guest artists: LOKA
Licensed Bar
Admission £10.00 or save with a weekend ticket

Free all day session: Kings Arms Hotel


11am: Singing Competition at the King’s Arms (upstairs)
The Jim Henderson ‘Sing-Up Cup’ with prizes
£2.00 admission for all
Two songs per person/group

2pm until 5pm: Survivors session at the Maxwell Arms Hotel
If you’ve not had the chance to overcome your shyness, this is your last chance.
Let your guard down, let your wallet down, let your hair (or toupee) down.

Free session  from 11 am at the Maxwell Arms Hotel

The festival is funded with the help of your donations, raffles,

Dalbeattie Acoustic Club and Friends of Folktober

Islecroft Caravan & Camping Park DG5 4HE   Offer £10.00 per pitch, per night

Call Derrick on 01556 612236