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Scotland's Linlithgow Folk Festival Kicks Off September 7th

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Linlithgow Folk FestivalLinlithgow, Scotland -- The annual Linlithgow Folk Festival gets underway on Wednesday, September 7th. This year's five-day celebration of traditional music, dance and song promises to be the biggest yet, with more than 30 indoor and outdoor events, from concerts and ceilidhs to musical cruises on the Union Canal.

Budding artistes from all over Scotland will appear on the outdoor Nora Devine Stage at the historic Linlithgow Cross and there will also be children's events, workshops, Bluegrass music and traditional sessions at various venues around the town.

The Folk Festival runs from Wednesday 7th until Sunday 11th of September. Many of the events are free, including the Outdoor Ceilidh at the Vennel on the Sunday afternoon.

The fun gets underway on Wednesday September 7th with an opening concert at the newly-refurbished Burgh Halls. Entitled, A Celebration of Linlithgow, the event will be an evening of local lore and legend to celebrate the re-opening of the historic building in the heart of the town, with poems, stories, songs and music from the team behind the annual Matt McGinn Night and other friends. Admission £5 on the door.

The Festival continues on Thursday September 8th in the “Four Marys” pub,with free music from local favourites UNCLE RED. This West Lothian rockabilly band have wowed the crowds at outdoor events at the Linlithgow Festival in recent years and are regulars at the Four Marys beer festivals.

This year's headline Festival Concert with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH is completely sold out, but tickets are still available for the Bluegrass Music concert on the same evening.

Full details of all the Festival events can be found in the full colour 12 page Festival guide and on the website at

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