A festival celebrating musical traditions from Scotland, England and Ireland will be held in Aberdeenshire this weekend.
Musicians from across the country will descend on Cullerlie Farm, near Echt, for the annual Traditional Singing Weekend.
As well as musical performances, there will be a number of workshops in traditional crafts during the event, which is now in its 14th year.
The event is held in memory of the late Tam and Anne Reid, who hosted the festival for many years. Mr Reid was crowned Bothy Ballad King in 1977 at Turriff, a title he retained until his death in 2003. His wife, Anne, who was also a renowned singer and promoted the north-east’s Doric tradition and heritage in schools, died in 2006.
Daughter Tracey and her husband Eric Walker run Cullerlie Farm and support the festival, which is organised in conjunction with Aberdeen University’s Elphinstone Institute.
Emeritus Professor Ian Russell, from the Elphinstone Institute, said there was a wonderful line-up with “something for everyone.”
Ballad singer and hand weaver Norman Kennedy, who was born in Aberdeen but now lives in Vermont, is lined up to entertain the audience.
Other performers will include Emma Spiers, who was brought up listening to the traditional music of Aberdeenshire, and John Valentine, from Cove, who began singing whilst first-footing round the village and local parties.
Kevin McGonigle will travel from County Donegal, Ireland for the event, while Cuthbert Noble will bring the singing traditions of the southern Yorkshire. The festival will run from Friday-Sunday.
For tickets, call Ian and Norma Russell on 01224 645486 or the Walkers on 01330 860549.