Folktober 2017

Dalbeattie's friendly festival … is all over for another year

Watch this space for information about the 2018 Folktober – meanwhile, this is what you missed in 2017

Friday 6th October to Sunday 8th October


Song and instrumental sessions


Singing competition

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

Artists perfoming:

Mary Barclay and Doug Carroll

The Hokum Hotshots

Artie Tresize

Sylvia Barnes and Sandy Stanage

Watch this space for further announcements

Programme subject to change

Folktober receives financial support from Dalbeattie Community Initiative


Weekend ticket: £25.00
Individual concerts: £7.00
Workshops: £5.00
Sessions: Donation
During the festival tickets will be on sale at the Kings Arms Hotel (Lounge Bar)

 If you are travelling a distance, you may reserve tickets for Friday's concert
by phoning Billy Henderson on 077 808 47701

Friday 7.30 pm : Town Hall

Concert featuring

Mary Barclay and Doug Carroll

The Hokum Hotshots

Friday 8.00 pm : King's Ams Hotel (lounge bar)

Welcome Hooley Session

Saturday Workshops: Kings Arms Hotel (upstairs)

11.00 am to 12.00 noon: Poetry and Lallans with Stuart Paterson
12.15 pm to 1.15 pm: Blues guitar with The Hokum Hotshots

Saturday 1.30 pm : Kings Arms Hotel (upstairs)

Phyllis wi' sangs – just bring your voice. Session led by Phyllis Martin 

Saturday from 1.00 pm until late: King's Arms Hotel (lounge bar)

Drop-in music session

Saturday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm : Birchtree Hotel

Open mic session

Saturday 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm : Town Hall

Family concert featuring
Suzie Kelly and Billy Henderson
The Wee Gallus Weans Choir
Artie's Party

Saturday 7.30 pm to 11.00m pm : Town Halll

Concert featuring
Sylvia Barnes and Andy Stanage
The Hokum Hotshots

Sunday 11.00 am to 12.30 pm : Kings Arms Hotel (upstairs)

Singing competition for the Jim Henderson Cup

Sunday 12.30 noon to 1.30 pm : Kings Arms Hotel (upstairs)

Harmony workshop with Susie Kelly and Billy Henderson

Sunday 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm : Birchtree Hotel

Survivors Session

Islecroft Caravan & Camping Park

Mill Street

Dalbeattie DG5 4HE

300 m from town centre

Anyone attending the Folktober Festival can book a pitch on site for £10.00 per night, (+ £3.00 EHU).

Call Billy Henderson on 077 808 47701