And… we’re off!

The sun is out, the sea is shining and strains of banjo plucking can be heard drifting onto the streets of Girvan. The Paul McKenna Band have just finished sound-checking and Glasgow’s Kin are about to wow the Catholic Hall crowd. If you’ve bought weekend tickets online then your wristband is available in the Festival … Read more

Girvan Festival 2023 – Tickets on sale & more!…

We’re very happy to announce that Weekend tickets for Girvan Festival are now on sale!  It’s also now possible to book a free pass for Camping. We’re delighted to have some fantastic guests lined up for you including Robyn Stapleton, Paul McKenna, Jo Miller and lots more. There’s lots more stuff happening too including a … Read more

Ayrshire Folk for Ukraine

There’s a great line-up of folk legends and local musicians appearing at the Gaiety next month in a fundraiser for refugees from the War in Ukraine. Alastair McDonald, Fraser & Ian Bruce and Gavin Paterson head up a bill that also includes Dalrymple Ladies Ukelele Orchestra, floor spots and a special appearance by Ukrainian musician … Read more

Tickets are on sale (finally!)

Girvan Festival Logo 2022

Tickets are finally on sale for the 2022 Girvan Festival from our website! Thanks for your patience while we’ve picked ourselves up and dusted ourselves down from the pandemic.  It’s been a time of change & renewal for the Festival and we can’t wait to welcome friends old & new back to Girvan & the Catholic … Read more

Girvan Folk Festival 2022 dates: 29th April to 1st May!

The festival committee is currently going full steam ahead in making preparations for the opening night on 29th April! Artists confirmed for the festival this year include Alasdair Roberts, Inni-K, and Allan MacDonald to name just a few, so there’s going to be a top notch line-up for the concerts, as well as sessions, workshops, … Read more

Our Milestone Concert – Free to view for a period

Girvan’s Milestone Concert, which would have been part of our physical festival had we not been forced to move the festival online owing to Covid-19 restrictions, is now available to view without a ticket for a limited period. We hope that you enjoy this concert. You might wish to make a donation via our website, … Read more

Online Festival – viewable throughout the Month

Listen again – or Listen for the first time:  Girvan Festival 20u21 (Online) launched over its usual May Day weekend.  Because of the wonders of technology, all events are available to view throughout the month of May (apart from the Late Night Extras which were live events at a specific time.)  Our ‘Saturday’ Concert now … Read more

Details of Girven Folk Festival Online are now on our website

Full details of Girven Folk Festival Online are now on our website. Some events require tickets but many are free – and all are available for you to engage with at a time of your choosing throughout the month of May.  Events ‘Go Live’ from Saturday evening’s main concert at 7.30pm on 1st May. Get … Read more

AGM – Notification of AGM, 24 March, 2021

The AGM of GIRVAN TRADITIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL is due to take place on Wednesday 24 MARCH 2021, at 6pm.  Owing to Covid-19 related restrictions the AGM will take place using ZOOM.  Login details for the Zoom hosted AGM will be sent to Trustees and committee members.  If any interested party would like to attend, please … Read more

Girvan Folk Festival, 2020   Coronavirus forces Cancellation

We are sad to release news that Girvan Folk Festival, 2020 has had to be cancelled owing to the situation with the coronavirus. We are still trying to be positive, initially trying to not use the CANCELLED word, rather saying that Girvan Folk Festival is EXTENDED to 2021. But whilst being positive, we didn’t want … Read more