Aberdeenshire’s Across the Grain festival will return for a second year, boasting almost 100 events and performances.
It will run throughout October, showcasing some of the north-east’s finest musicians, storytellers, composers, choreographers and singers alongside a diverse selection of national and international acts.
As well as scheduled events at local venues, there will also be pop-up performances ranging from country dance sessions in community centres to young musicians busking at local farmer’s markets.
A showcase concert in Stonehaven will feature performances from Aberdeenshire musician Iona Fyfe, Hanka Wojciak and Pawel Haranczyk from Poland and The Melting Pot Fusion Band, a group of north-east musicians who play an eclectic range of music inspired by cultures across the world.
Many of the events on offer are free, though some are already fully booked.
For full details of all the events and to book tickets, visit www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk.