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Welcome to the Stonehaven Folk Festival, a vibrant celebration of Scotland's rich folk music heritage set against the stunning backdrop of Stonehaven's coastal beauty. Our festival, nestled in the heart of Aberdeenshire, invites you to embark on a musical journey that brings the soul of traditional and contemporary folk music to life.

At the Stonehaven Folk Festival, we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique sounds, stories, and cultural traditions that define folk music in all its variety. With a lineup featuring renowned folk musicians and emerging talents, our festival is a harmonious blend of the old and the new, a testament to the enduring allure of folk music.

Immerse yourself in enchanting melodies and stirring tunes played by some of the best musicians around today. Feel yourself getting involved in the songs and stories that have helped to shape Scottish for generations. From lively sessions to intimate acoustic performances, from local musicians and renowned international stars, our festival offers a diverse range of musical experiences that will leave you tapping your feet and singing along.

Stonehaven Folk Festival is not just a celebration of music; it's a cultural experience that connects you to the heart and soul of Scotland. As you explore the festival's schedule, you'll discover a world of workshops, sessions, and events that showcase the spirit of the Stonehaven community and the warmth of our Scottish hospitality.

Join us for a weekend of musical exploration and camaraderie, as we weave the threads of tradition into the tapestry of the present. Discover the magic of the Stonehaven Folk Festival and let the rugged beauty of Aberdeenshire be the backdrop to your unforgettable folk music experience. Whether you're a folk music enthusiast, a visitor to our town, or a local resident, our festival welcomes you to celebrate the enduring legacy of Scotland's folk music scene.

Get ready to embark on a musical adventure like no other in the heart of Stonehaven.

There will be a wide range of events, many free, throughout the Town over the weekend from main stage concerts in the Town Hall to informal sessions and singarounds in the pubs and around the Harbour. Musically, a wide and diverse range of traditional and contemporary “folk” music and song will be on offer featuring local and International artists. There is also a good workshop programme using performers at the festival to share their skills and knowledge.

There are of course some fun things such as the World Paper’n’Comb Championships on Saturday and the Aqua Ceilidh in the Open Air swimming pool on the Sunday morning.

Stonehaven is a picturesque harbour Town situated just 15 miles south of Aberdeen and is easily accessible by bus, rail and road.

Stonehaven Folk Festival is supported by
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