country park was lit in magical green and yellow lights offering festival
goers warm friendliness and a wide spectrum with some of the best of Scottish
contemporary music – with indie folk rock, funk, hip-hop, DJ sets, more. Headliners
this year were Emma Pollock, Stanley Odd, BMX Bandits.
Friday at the Corrie Stage Emma
Pollock delighted festival fans with her sultry tones and quality songs ( and her latest album receiving top reviews). Before her the funky Mickey 9s had
everyone up dancing.
Sunday the fun BMX Bandits brought the tent down with familiar tunes and fun energy. After which the
rockin Shiverin Sheiks were well
chosen headliners and excellent musicians with their country rock tunes and they had
everyone rocking to their groovin beats; the talented local band the Young Aviators impressed; singer
songwriter Siobhan Wilson captivated
with her floating engrossing voice and she was joined on stage for Dylan’s
Spanish Leather by traditional singer and her good mate, Alastair Ogilvie.
amongst the trees was the Chameleon Stage, where I saw the rocker Declan Welsh, the cabaret of Donut and the indie of James Edwyn and
the Barrowed Band.
The Glade was the place for the DJ sets and a
The Tchai Ovna was near the camping and the Mugdock
castle and offered a calm retreat with selected teas, clarinet music and more
chilled out musicians – I met here with the singer songwriter Mayor Stubbs.
The Jolly Garden (walled garden) was the place for
family entertainment with - Hoola Hoops,
Mr Boom!, Dragon Storytelling, Juggling and more. Also showcasing local talent
from Strathblane here and on the main stage.
Plus there was the
Mugdock theatre’s Charlie stage for
an intimate setting.
impressed with quality planning and organisation presenting the small festival
friendliness. They were fortunate with
the weather and on Friday perfect blue skies overhead. Well done to the team
for their hard work and putting on another successful festival!